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Dr Bhumitra Chakma

Senior Lecturer, Director of the South Asia Project and Director of Postgraduate Teaching

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Department of Politics

Summary

Before joining the University of Hull, Bhumitra Chakma taught at the University of Dhaka and the University of Adelaide.

He obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees from University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, a second Masters in International Relations at the International University of Japan, and his PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Bhumitra was a resident fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in Washington DC, a visiting fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Affairs, NTU, Singapore, and a visiting scholar in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University.

He is the founder and director of the South Asia Project.

Chakma's latest publication - 'South Asian Regionalism: The Limits of Cooperation' - has recently been published by Bristol University Press. He guest edited the special issue of Strategic Analysis on the theme - 'The BRI and India's Neighbourhood' - in 2019.

He is currently editing a book (with Dr Xiudian Dai) - 'The BRI and Sino-Indian Rivalry in the 21st Century ', to be published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Recent outputs

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Book

South Asia's nuclear security

Chakma, B. (2015). South Asia's nuclear security. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Book Chapter

Democratic transition and Pakistan’s nuclear weapons

Chakma, B. (2015). Democratic transition and Pakistan’s nuclear weapons. In S. Gregory (Ed.), Democratic transition and security in PakistanTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal Article

The BRI and Sino-Indian geo-economic competition in Bangladesh: Coping strategy of a small state

Chakma, B. (2019). The BRI and Sino-Indian geo-economic competition in Bangladesh: Coping strategy of a small state. Strategic Analysis, 43(3), 227-239. https://doi.org/10.1080/09700161.2019.1599567

Sheikh Hasina Government’s India policy: a three-level game"

Chakma, B. (2015). Sheikh Hasina Government’s India policy: a three-level game?. Journal of Asian security and international affairs, 2(1), 27-51. https://doi.org/10.1177/2347797014565291

SAARC and region-building: is South Asia a region"

Chakma, B. (2018). SAARC and region-building: is South Asia a region?. Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 14(2), 189-205. https://doi.org/10.1080/19480881.2018.1478272

Research interests

The Politics of nuclear weapons - proliferation and non-proliferation, strategy, arms control and disarmament; Ethnic Studies - conflict, conflict transformation and peace-building; South Asian International Relations - foreign policies, strategic and security politics, regionalism, war and peace; International Relations Theory and Asian International Politics.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Chakma welcomes applications in

- Strategic and security issues

- Global nuclear politics

- Asia-Pacific security

- South Asian international relations

- South Asia's nuclear weapons, arms control and disarmament

- International relations theory

- Ethnicity, ethnic conflict, conflict transformation and peace building

Completed PhDs

- Dr Zafar Khan

Current PhD students:

Mr Muzaffir Hussain

Mr Segbenou Mensah Boris