Assistant Professor Sharad Joshi published chapter: “Sub-State Actors’ Threats to International Security: Religious Extremists and Terrorist Groups,” in the book, Understanding New Security Threats, co-edited by Professor Michel Gueldry, and published by Routledge.
The chapter conceptually discusses the contemporary threat from terrorist groups, examining the definitional aspects of the phenomena, the underlying motivations behind terrorism, including religious extremist ideology, ethno-nationalist separatist objectives, psychological factors, etc. It also discusses enabling factors aiding terrorism, including state sponsorship, and weak and failed states.
Students at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies can access a pdf version from the campus.
Assistant Professor Sharad Joshi publishes article: “How Terrorist Actors in Pakistan Use Nuclear Weapons for Political Influence,” in the journal, Asian Security
This article expands on the current research on nuclear terrorism by investigating how terrorist actors seek to capitalize on the nuclear weapons discourse in a country to gain domestic political influence.
Concerns about the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons led National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” to interview Monterey Institute professor Sharad Joshi on May 27.
The NATO Review, the official publication of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, recently sought the expertise of Monterey Institute professor Sharad Joshi to shed a light on the issue of corruption in Afghanistan.