Christopher Clary

Nonresident Fellow

South Asia

Christopher Clary is a Nonresident Fellow with Stimson’s South Asia program. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of nuclear proliferation, U.S. defense policy, and the politics of South Asia. He is an assistant professor of political science at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University (2015-2016), a predoctoral fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University (2014-2015), a Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow at the RAND Corporation (2013-2014), and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in India (2009). Clary also served as country director for South Asian affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (2006–2009), a research associate at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California (2003–2005), and a research assistant at the Henry L. Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. (2001–2003). He received his PhD in Political Science from MIT, an MA in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a BA in History and International Studies from Wichita State University. 

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Public Opinion and Crisis Behavior in Nuclearized South Asia

A new survey experiment finds public support for escalating rather than de-escalating a crisis in response to provocation from an adversary

India’s Pangong Pickle: New Delhi’s Options After Its Clash with China

The article was originally published in War on the Rocks.

China and India were both looking to back down from a border crisis. Then soldiers died.

This article was originally published in The Washington Post.

Trump and Modi will meet in India this week. Here’s what to expect.

This Op-Ed was originally published in The Washington Post.

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