New Senior Research Adviser Joins APLN

New Senior Research Adviser Joins APLN

APLN is delighted to welcome Dr. Frank O’Donnell, Nonresident Fellow in the Stimson Center South Asia Program, as a new Senior Research Adviser. With a particular specialty on Southern Asia, his areas of expertise include nuclear and conventional military posturing, arms control, nonproliferation, and national security policymaking processes. He was previously Deputy Director and Fellow in the Stimson Center South Asia Program, and has held postdoctoral research roles at the Fletcher School and US Naval War College.

Frank is co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of the International Relations of South Asia (2022), in which he also contributed a chapter on conventional military doctrines and their nuclear escalation risks. He is co-author of India and Nuclear Asia: Forces, Doctrine, and Dangers (Georgetown University Press, 2018), the first single-volume book evaluating inadvertent and accidental escalation risks within the China-India-Pakistan trilateral nuclear rivalry. He has also contributed articles on Asian security and nonproliferation topics in Asian SecurityAsian SurveyComparative StrategyContemporary Security PolicyInternational AffairsJournal of Indo-Pacific AffairsNonproliferation ReviewOrbisSurvival, and Washington Quarterly journals. His commentary on these issues has also appeared or been cited by Agence France-PresseBloombergCNNThe DiplomatThe EconomistThe HinduHindustan TimesIndia TodayNPR, and other international media.

Frank holds a Ph.D. in Defense Studies from King’s College London, an M.Sc. in Strategic Studies from the University of Aberdeen, and an M.A. in International Relations and Middle East Studies from the University of St. Andrews.

We are looking forward to working with him!