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Nicolas Blarel

Associate Professor

Dr. N.R.J.B. Blarel
+31 70 800 3952

Nicolas Blarel is Associate Professor of International Relations at the Institute of Political Science.

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Nicolas Blarel is Associate 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).

Nicolas is also currently Associate Editor at Indian Politics and Policy and the Co-Chair of the South Asia in World Politics (SAWP) Section at the International Studies Association.

You can follow him on twitter (@nicoblar).

Curriculum vitae Nicolas Blarel

PhD supervision

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

See more information on PhD positions:

Institute of Political Science: PhD

Associate Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Politieke Wetenschap

Work address

Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Room number 6.11




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