Sharad Joshi

Sharad JoshiFellow ⋅ Assistant Professor
Monterey, CA


Dr. Sharad Joshi is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of International Policy & Management (GSIPM) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. His research involves various facets of international security studies, especially terrorism, insurgency, conflict, and nuclear proliferation matters in South Asia and South-East Asia, and weapons of mass destruction issues in South Asia.


He joined the Middlebury Institute as a postdoctoral fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) from Sept. 2006 to Oct. 2008. Dr. Joshi has also served as a research associate at CNS and the institute’s Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program. He has worked as a visiting fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (Summer 2005), New Delhi, and adjunct instructor at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh (Summer 2006). He has also carried out consulting work on terrorism financing, and nonproliferation issues in South Asia.


Dr. Joshi holds a PhD from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh. He earned a Master’s degree in Politics (specialization in International Relations) from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He also holds a certificate in Asian Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, and briefly worked as a journalist for India Abroad newspaper.

Select Publications

The Transnational Security Threat from D-Company,” (co-authored with Phil Williams and Gretchen Peters) in Lawrence Cline and Paul Shemella, eds., The Future of Counterinsurgency (Praeger, 2015).

The China-Pakistan Nuclear Deal: A Realpolitique Fait Accompli,” Issue Brief, Nuclear Threat Initiative, December 11, 2011.

Playing Politics: How the Regional Context Impedes Confronting Myanmar’s Alleged Nuclear Program,” Issue Brief, Nuclear Threat Initiative, February 4, 2011

Cooperative Threat Reduction and Pakistan,” (co-authored with Togzhan Kassenova) Issue Brief, Nuclear Threat Initiative, August 4, 2008.