My research concerns how actors function within institutionalized settings in international politics. I am interested how preferences of actors for action in such institutionalized settings are made, and what role does culture and material interests play in formation of such preferences. I have special interest in preferences over norm and rule non-compliance. As such, I maintain lively research interest in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis and nuclear nonproliferation.
Recently, I published a monograph Iran's Nuclear Program and the Global South: The Foreign Policy of India, Brazil, and South Africa, on how three big nonproliferation players from the Global South reacted to Iran’s nuclear program and what lessons they drew from international community’s reaction for their own foreign policy.
[picture credit: Adriano Iaria/NYU Florence, 2015]
How do societies influence foreign and security policies of European countries, and what are the sources of beliefs about foreign and security policy?
Informality has become the buzzword in global governance. Is it as malign as the proponents suggest? What are its drivers and consequences?
Beyond the policy analysis, what else can we learn from the international community behavior vis-a-vis nuclear weapons?
"Iran's Nuclear Program and the Global South: The Foreign Policy of India, Brazil, and South Africa" forthcoming with Palgrave» Buy your copy!