Politics
School of Law and Politics

Dr Bhumitra Chakma

BA, MA (Japan), PhD (Queensland)

Contact

Dr Chakma

Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1482 465750
Office: 290 Wilberforce
Email: B.Chakma@hull.ac.uk


Profile

Bhumitra Chakma graduated from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and received a Master of Arts in International Relations degree from the Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan. He obtained his PhD from the University of Queensland. Before joining the University of Hull, he taught in International Relations Department at University of Dhaka and the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide. At the University of Hull he teaches in the areas of Security and Strategic Studies and International Relations.

Selected Publications

Books

  • (2015) South Asia’s Nuclear Security (London: Routledge)
  • (2014), ed., South Asia in Transition: Democracy, Political Economy and Security (London: Palgrave Macmillan)
  • (2011), ed., The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia (Surrey: Ashgate)
  • (2009) Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons (London and New York: Routledge)
  • (2004) Strategic Dynamics and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation in South Asia (Bern and New York: Peter Lang)

Guest Editorship

  • (2010) 'Confidence Building and Nuclear Arms Control in South Asia', India Review, Vol. 9, No. 3 (July-September).

Journal Articles

  •  (2015) ‘Sheikh Hasina Government’s India Policy: A three-level game?,’ Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Vol 2, No. 1 (April), pp. 27-51.
  • (2014) 'Explaining South Asia's Emerging Regional Order: Is the Region Ripe for a Liberal Peace?', India Quarterly (forthcoming, Vol. 70, No. 3, September), pp. 187-205.
  • (2012) 'Escalation Control, Deterrence Diplomacy and U.S. Role in South Asia's Nuclear Crises', Contemporary Security Policy, Vol. 33, No. 3 (December), pp. 554-576.
  • (2010) ‘Nuclear Arms Control Challenges in South Asia’, India Review, Vol. 9, No. 3 (July-September), pp. 364-384.
  • (2010) ‘The Post-Colonial State and Minorities: Ethnocide in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh,’ Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Vol. 48, No. 3 (July), pp. 281-300.
  • (2009) ‘South Asia’s Realist Fascination and the Alternatives’, Contemporary Security Policy, Vol. 30, No. 3 (December), pp. 395-420.
  • (2008) ‘Assessing the 1997 Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord’, Asian Profile, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 93-106.
  • (2007) ‘Pakistani Missiles: Explaining Procurement and Strategic Implications’, BIISS Journal (Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies), Vol. 28, No. 1), pp. 45-69.
  • (2006) ‘Pakistan’s Nuclear Doctrine, and Command and Control System: Dilemmas of Small Nuclear Forces in the Second Atomic Age’, Security Challenges, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 115-133.
  • (2005) ‘The NPT, the CTBT and Pakistan: Explaining Non-adherence Posture of a de facto Nuclear State’, Asian Security, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 267-284.
  • (2005) ‘Toward Pokhran II: Explaining India’s Nuclearisation Process’, Modern Asian Studies (Cambridge), Vol. 39, No. 1 (February 2005), pp. 189-236.
  • (2003) (co-authored) Imtiaz Ahmed, Amena Mohsin and Bhumitra Chakma, ‘Administrative Reforms in the CHT: A Diagnostic Study of the Ministry of CHT Affairs,’ Identity, Culture and Politics: an afro-asian dialogue, Vol. 4, No. 2 (December), pp. 109-172.
  • (2002) ‘Road to Chagai: Pakistan’s Nuclear Programme, Its Sources and Motivations’, Modern Asian Studies (Cambridge), Vol. 36, No. 4 (October 2002), pp. 871-912.
  • (2002) ‘Explaining India’s Opposition to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty’, Social Science Review, Vol. 19, No. 1 (June), pp. 11-20.
  • (2002) ‘India and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty’, BIISS Journal, Vol. 23, No. 3 (July), pp. 235-252.
  • (2001) ‘Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: The Conceptual Debate’, BIISS Journal, Vol. 22, No. 3 (July), pp. 334-353.
  • (1993) (co-authored) Syed Aziz-al-Ahsan and Bhumitra Chakma, ‘Bhutan’s Foreign Policy: Cautious Self-Assertion?,’ Asian Survey (Berkeley), Vol. XXXII, No. 11 (November, pp. 1043-1054.
  • (1993) ‘Brazil’s Defence Industrialisation: The Rationale Behind It’, The Journal of Social Studies, No. 61 (July), pp. 25-42.
  • (1993) ‘Realism in International Relations: An Evaluation of Its Basic Assumptions’ (in Bengali), Dhaka University Paper, no. 45 (February), pp. 25-39
  • (1993) ‘Ethnic Nationalism in the Chittagong Hill Tracts’ (in Bengali), Samaj Nirikkhon‘ (Social Observation), No. 49 (August), pp. 35-47.
  • (1993) ‘Theorizing International Crisis: An Assessment’ (in Bengali), Samaj Nirikkhon (Social Observation), No. 50 (November), pp. 43-54
  • (1989) (co-authored) Syed Aziz-al-Ahsan and Bhumitra Chakma, ‘Problems of National Integration in Bangladesh: The Chittagong Hill Tracts’, Asian Survey, Vol. XXIX, No. 10 (October), pp. 959-970.

Working Paper

  • (2012) 'Bangladesh-India Relations: Sheikh Hasina's India-positive Policy Approach,' RSIS Working Paper no. 252 (Singapore: Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, November).

Book Chapters

  • (2016) ‘Democratic Transition and Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons,’ in Shaun Gregory, ed., Democratic Transition and Security in Pakistan(London: Routledge),  pp. 234-251.
  • (2016) ‘The Chittagong Hill Tract Peace Accord 1997’ in Ali Riaz and Sajjadur Rahman, eds. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Bangladesh (New York: Routledge).pp. 306-315.
  • (2014) 'Global Fight against Terrorism in Afghanistan: Impact on South Asian Security,' in Bhumitra Chakma (ed.), South Asian in Transition: Democracy, Political Economy and Security (London: Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 155-173
  • (2012) ‘Demilitarization: the Bangladesh Experience,' in Rajesh Basrur and Kartik Bommakanti, (eds.), Demilitarising the Sta1te: The South and Southeast Asian Experience (Singapore: S. Rajaratnam School of International Affairs, Nanyang Technological University), pp. 33-55.
  • (2012) 'Pakistan: the Politics of Nuclear Force Building,' in Harsh V. Pant, (ed.), Handbook of Nuclear Proliferation (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge), pp. 161-172.
  • (2012) 'Bound to Fail? The 1997 Chittagong Hill Tracts ‘Peace Accord’', in Nasir Uddin, (ed.), Politics of Peace: The Case of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh (Dhaka: Institute of Culture and Development Research), pp. 121-142.
  • (2011) 'The Pakistani Nuclear Deterrent,' in Bhumitra Chakma (ed.), The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia (London and New York: Ashgate Publishing Limited), pp. 39-53.
  • (2011) 'Pakistan's Post-test Nuclear Use Doctrine,' in Bhumitra Chakma (ed.), The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia (London and New York: Ashgate Publishing Limited), pp. 75-89.
  • (2011) 'South Asia's Nuclear Deterrence and the USA,' in Bhumitra Chakma (ed.), The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia (London and New York: Ashgate Publishing Limited), pp. 113-135.
  • (2011) (with Nishchal Nath Pandey) 'Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia and Its Impact on Regional Cooperation,' in Bhumitra Chakma (ed.), The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia (London and New York: Ashgate Publishing Limited), pp. 137-151.
  • (2010) ‘Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Programme: Past and Future’, in Olav Njolstad (ed.), Nuclear Proliferation and International Order: Challenges to the Non-proliferation Treaty (London: Routledge in association with the Norwegian Nobel Institute), pp. 26-38.
  • (2010) ‘Structural Roots of Violence in the Chittagong Hill Tracts,’ in Naeem Mohaiemen, (ed.), Between Ashes and Hope: Chittagong Hill Tracts in the Blind Spot of Bangladesh Nationalism (Dhaka: Dristipath)
  • (2003) ‘Refugees: The Experience of Bangladesh’, in Joshva Raja, (ed.), Refugees and Their Right to Communicate: South Asian Perspective (London: World Association for Christian Communication), pp. 64-86.
  • (1996) ‘Bangladesh-China Relations: Determinants and Interlinkages’, in Abul Kalam, (ed.), Bangladesh: Internal Dynamics and External Linkages (Dhaka: University Press Limited), pp. 257-275.
  • (1995) ‘Realism in International Relations’ (in a Bengali volume), Principles of International Relations, Md. Abdul Halim (Dhaka: Dhaka University Study Series), pp. 169-187.
  • (1995) ‘Geopolitics’, in a Bengali volume - Principles of International Relations, Md. Abdul Halim (Dhaka: Dhaka University Study Series), pp. 188-209.
  • (1992) (co-authored with Amena Mohsin) ‘The Myth of Nation Building and Security of Bangladesh: The Case of Chittagong Hill Tracts’, in Iftekharuzzaman and Imtiaz Ahmed, (eds.) Bangladesh and SAARC: Issues, Perspectives, and Outlook (Dhaka: Academic Publishers), pp. 283-312.

Other Publications

Research

Research Projects

  • ‘Ideas, Institution and Power: Regionalism in South Asia’.
  • ‘Domestic Foundations of South Asian Foreign Policies

Research Interests

  • Security Studies
  • South Asia’s Regional International Relations, Security and Strategic Politics
  • Politics of Nuclear Weapons, Arms Control and Disarmament
  • Nuclear Proliferation and Non-Proliferation
  • International Relations Theory
  • Ethnicity, Ethnic Conflict Resolution and Peace Building

Teaching

Modules responsible for:

  • IR Theory: Practical Applications and Case Studies (MA Core)
  • Nuclear Weapons Proliferation in the Post-Cold War Era (Level 6)
  • Nuclear Weapons Proliferation in the Cold War Era (Level 6)
  • Ethnic Conflict Resolution and Peace Building (Level 5)
  • Post-Cold War International Politics and Security (Level 5)

Areas of PhD Supervision

  • Strategic and Security Issues
  • Global Nuclear Politics
  • Asia-Pacific Security
  • South Asian International Relations and Strategic Politics
  • International Relations Theory
  • Ethnicity, Ethnic Conflict Resolution and Peace Building

Administration

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