Jaganath Sankaran

Jaganath Sankaran is a Research Assistant Professor at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland. He works on problems that lie at the intersection of science & technology and international security.

He is currently researching the growing military capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region and is working on a book project on “threat assessment and measuring military power for strategy and policy formulation.” He is studying the emerging nuclear deployments and postures of China, India, and Pakistan and their interplay. Sankaran also has an active interest in missile defense and is part of a joint US-Russian National Academies study on missile defense cooperation.

Sankaran earned his doctorate in International Security and Economic Policy at the University of Maryland. He has held postdoctoral appointments at the RAND Corporation, Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has published in International Security, Contemporary Security Policy, Strategic Studies Quarterly, Arms Control Today, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and other outlets.