Jayita Sarkar

Former Nonresident Fellow

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Jayita Sarkar is a Nonresident Fellow with the Stimson Center’s South Asia program. Sarkar is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. Her expertise is in nuclear proliferation, export controls, the global Cold War, South Asia and Western Europe. Her research has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Cold War StudiesJournal of Strategic StudiesNonproliferation ReviewCold War HistoryInternational History Review, and elsewhere. Her first book will examine U.S. nonproliferation policy toward India from the Kennedy years until the first Reagan administration, and her second book project concerns U.S. efforts to enhance export controls in nuclear supplier states since the 1970s. She is a former Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and obtained a doctorate in International History from the Graduate Institute Geneva in Switzerland. 

Research & Writing

The Reagonomics of Nonproliferation in GOP Behavior

American nuclear nonproliferation policy is a combination of economic and security imperatives. Since the early Cold War years, the GOP’s policy response to the international threat of nuclear proliferation has been pro-business/pro-market marked by th…

India and the NPT After 50 Years

As the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) turns 50 this summer, so will India’s refusal to accede to the Treaty on grounds that it is a biased legal instrument that divided the world into “nuclear haves” and “nuclear have-nots.” The year 2018 also c…

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