Director of Studies / Assistant professor
Nicolas Blarel is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Institute of Political Science
Nicolas Blarel is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Institute of Political Science, Leiden University in The Netherlands. He studies foreign and security policy-making, the politics of power transition in global politics, the politics of migration governance, and the international politics of South Asia.
His current research project centers more specifically on the decentralisation and regionalisation of the foreign policy decision-making process in India. Nicolas has also worked on mapping and theorising migration governance in the South Asia to Gulf migration corridor. Nicolas equally studies India’s relations with the Middle East and has published The Evolution of India’s Israel Policy: Continuity, Change, and Compromise since 1922 (Oxford University Press, 2015). Nicolas also recently co-edited the Oxford Handbook of India’s National Security (Oxford University Press, 2018). In addition, Nicolas has authored and co-authored book chapters and articles in Political Studies, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Studies Perspectives, International Politics, European Political Science, Rising Power Quarterly, Strategic Analysis, Politique Etrangère, and Hérodote.
Nicolas received his PhD from Indiana University, Bloomington and has previously studied at Sciences-Po Paris and at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Strasbourg. He also previously worked with the French Foreign Ministry’s policy planning staff (Centre d’Analyses, de Prévision, et de Stratégie) and has been a visiting fellow at various research institutions based in New Delhi such as the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Carnegie-India, the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), and the Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH).
You can follow him on twitter (@nicoblar).
Nicolas Blarel is available to supervise PhD students and invites PhD candidates to send research proposals in the areas of:
- Foreign Policy Analysis
- Emerging Powers
- International Politics of South Asia
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