Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Sharad Joshi

Assistant Professor, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Dr. Sharad Joshi holds a PhD from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the Institute in September 2006 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. At MIIS he has been a research associate at CNS and the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP). His current research focuses on various facets of terrorism in South Asia, as well as nonproliferation issues in the region. Dr. Joshi teaches several courses at GSIPM, including courses on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction in South Asia and South-East Asia, and Policy Analysis.

He is a graduate of the Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (SWAMOS), and holds a certificate in Asian Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been a visiting fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi (2005), and an adjunct instructor at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh (2006). He briefly worked as a journalist for India Abroad newspaper.

Dr. Joshi is also an associate fellow in the international security program at Chatham House, London, UK.


International Security
South Asia
Nuclear Proliferation
Southeast Asia

Dr. Joshi interviewed by NATO Review


PhD, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, 2006; M.A. (Politics), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2000; B.A. (Honors-Economics), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 1997.

Select Publications

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

"Will killing of Taliban Chief Make a Difference in Pakistan?," Chatham House, November 7, 2013

Woolwich Attack and the Changing Nature of Terrorism,” Chatham House, May 24, 2013

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.

"Is Pakistan Appeasing the Taliban?" Foreign Policy in Focus, June 13, 2008.

"A Ridge Too Far," Foreign Policy in Focus, November 6, 2007.

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