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Bibek Chand, Ph.D.

Bibek Chand
Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: 678-717-3704

Office: Strickland Academic, 207, Gainesville
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Areas of Expertise: Security studies, Sino-Indian relations, small states in international politics, geopolitics


  • Ph.D., International Relations, Florida International University, 2018
  • M.A., International Studies, Florida International University, 2015
  • B.A., International Relations & Political Science, Wartburg College, 2012

Research/Special Interests

Dr. Chand's broad research interest areas include foreign policy, security studies, and geopolitics. Specifically, he is interested in the dynamics of security in South Asia, Sino-Indian interactions in the Asia-Pacific, small states in international politics, and the emerging notion of the Indo-Pacific in strategic studies.


“Dynamics of Rivalry between Geographically Contiguous Regional Powers: The Case of Sino-Indian Competition.” Asian Politics & Policy Vol.11, No.1 (2019), pp. 123-143.

“Southeast Asian Hedging and Indo-Japanese Strategies for Regional Balance: Managing China’s Rise.” The Air Force Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs Vol. 2, No.1 (2019), pp. 23-56. (with Zenel Garcia and Kevin Modlin).

“Disaster Relief as a Political Tool: Analysing Indian and Chinese Responses after the Nepal Earthquakes.” Strategic Analysis Vol. 41, No.6 (2017), pp. 535-545.

“Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Border Minorities in China’s Foreign Relations with South Asia.” Journal of Borderlands Studies, (October 2017). Published online (with Lukas K. Danner).

“Power Politics and Securitization: The Indo-Japanese Nexus in Southeast Asia.” Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies Vol. 4, No.2 (2017), pp. 310-324 (with Zenel Garcia).

“Implications of the Dragon’s Rise for South Asia: Assessing China’s Nepal Policy.” Strategic Analysis 40, No.1 (2016), pp. 26-40 (with Lukas K. Danner).

“Sino-Indian Relations and EU Development Policies in Nepal” in EU Development Policies: Between Norms and Geopolitics? Edited by: Sarah L. Beringer, Sylvia Maier, and Markus Thiel. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

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