Happymon Jacob is an Associate Professor of Diplomacy and Disarmament at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Prior to joining JNU in 2008, Jacob held teaching positions at the University of Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir and the Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi. Jacob serves as an elected member of the International Governing Council of the Nobel Peace Prize–winning Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. He is a columnist with The Hindu, and hosts a weekly show on National Security at The Wire.in. Jacob is the author of several books including The Line of Control: Travelling with the Indian and Pakistani Armies (Penguin Random House 2018), and Line on Fire: Ceasefire Violations and India-Pakistan Escalation Dynamics (Oxford University Press, 2019).
The accidental firing of an Indian missile into Pakistan on March 9 calls for serious introspection by the two nuclear-armed adversaries about the perils of living
The story of India’s military victory over Pakistan in Bangladesh is celebrated year after year as an example of India’s military power, the political decisiveness of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
Six months since the Taliban took over the reins of power in Afghanistan, India’s Afghan policy has come a long way, firmly rooted in local realities, compulsions of geopolitics and realistic.
Coming on the eve of the first in-person Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) summit in Washington DC, the new Australia-U.K.-U.S. (AUKUS) trilateral security partnership appears to be sending
Shedding its past hesitations, the Government of India has started an open, formal engagement with the Taliban who, by all accounts, will form the next government in Afghanistan.
Happymon Jacob discusses the looming crisis in Afghanistan after the US’s withdrawal with Tamanna Salikuddin, director of South Asia programs
Through much of 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government claimed the actions it took in the aftermath of its controversially
A drone attack on an Indian airbase in Jammu has raised concerns that an escalation in hostilities could put at risk a ceasefire between Pakistan and India.
A direct consequence of the pandemic is that New Delhi’s claim to regional primacy and leadership could take a hit
The recently concluded third annual United States-India 2+2 ministerial dialogue has amplified the ongoing conversation in India on the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad)
There are important reasons for the government’s confusing claims, political grandstanding and blurring of facts.
The August 5 decision has led to a state wherein the very basis of a potential step of conflict resolution has been undone.
Nuclear Disarmament, India’s Foreign Policy, and National Security & International Relations
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