B.M. JAIN, Editor-in-Chief
IJAA's founding editor-in-chief, B.M. Jain is an Indian political scientist who has worked toward advancing geo-psychological and psycho-cultural approaches to the study of international relations, foreign policy behavior, and defense, security and strategic policies within the contours of the international system. Jain has been a senior fellow at the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, India. He was formerly a professor of political science and Senior UGC Research Scientist in political science at South Asia Studies Center, University of Rajasthan, India, and was also a visiting professor at the Department of Political Science, Cleveland State University, Ohio, at Binghamton University in New York, and at Jaume 1 University, Castellón, Spain (the UNESCO Chair of Philosophy for Peace).
Jain has published over 20 books (including edited ones) and nearly 100 articles (including encyclopedic & peer-reviewed ones). His recent books include: The Geopsychology Theory of International Relations in the 21st Century (Lexington Books, 2021), South Asia Conundrum" The Great Power Gambit (Lexington Books, 2019), China's Soft Power Diplomacy in South Asia: Myth or Reality?(Lexington, 2017) Indo-U.S. Relations in the Age of Uncertainty (New York, NY: Routledge, 2016) India in the New South Asia (IB Tauris,2010) and Global Power: India's Foreign Policy, 1947-2006 ( Lexington, 2008). He is a manuscript reviewer for peer-reviewed journals: Pacific Affairs, Contemporary South Asia, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, and Icfai Journal of International Relations.


ROMI JAIN, Executive Editor

Romi Jain, MBA (SFSU, California), Ph.D.(CSU, Ohio), former postdoctoral research scholar at the University of British Columbia, is a Policy Analyst, BC Public Service, Canada. She is the author of China's Soft Power and Higher Education in South Asia: Rationale, Strategies, and Implications (New York: Routledge, 2021). She served as a principal investigator of the research project funded through the competitive grant received from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. A China expert, Jain has published in Asian Survey, Diplomacy & Statecraft, India Quarterly, Asian Affairs, Journal of Third World Studies, and Economic and Political Weekly. Her short articles have appeared in Asian Times, The Diplomat, Eurasia Review, and University World News.


Jain has served as a Guest Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Asia Quarterly and a guest editor of Social Transformations in Chinese Societies (UK: Emerald). Her published book chapters include “China’s Geo-economic Diplomacy and the South China Sea Dispute: Promises and Pitfalls,” Navigating Uncertainty in the South China Sea: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (London/ Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd, 2021), and a chapter titled “Exploring China’s Geointellectual Footprint in Southeast Asia,” forthcoming in Empire Competition: Southeast Asia as a site of Imperial Contestation (New York: Pace University Press, 2021). Her conceptual contribution lies in developing the model of geointellect in China's context. Jain’s creative works include poems published in poetry books, anthologies, and literary journals.






Kevin Clements is Director of the National Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Otago University, New Zealand. He was formerly a professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Foundation Director of the Australian Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. His publications include: From Right to Left in Development Theory Peace, Culture and Society: Trans National Research Perspectives Peace and Security in the Asia Pacific Region, and Building International Community.



Sumit Ganguly is a professor of Political Science and holds the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has previously taught at James Madison College of Michigan State University, Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Ganguly has been a Visiting Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. He has also been a Fellow and a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Most recently, he was a Visiting Scholar at the German Institute for International and Area Studies in Hamburg.


Professor Ganguly is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of twenty books on contemporary South Asia. His recent books include Deadly Impasse: India-Pakistan Relations at the Dawn of a new Century (Cambridge University Press), and (with Rahul Mukherji) India Since 1980 (Cambridge University Press).




Ian Hall is a Professor of International Relations at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He is also an Academic Fellow of the Australia India Institute at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on India's foreign and security policies, and Indo-Pacific affairs. He is the author or editor of several books, including Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy (2019), and has published in several leading journals, including Asian Survey, European Journal of International Relations, and International Affairs. His research has been supported by the Australian Research Council and the Australian Department of Defence. He regularly commentates for the Australian and international media.



Patrick James is a Professor of International Relations and Director of Center for International Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. His recent books include Rethinking Realism in International Relations: Between Tradition and Innovation (with Annette Freyberg-Inan and Ewan Harrison, eds.), Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008 and Canadian Studies in the New Millennium (with Mark Kasoff, eds.), Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007. 



Joseph Tse-Hei Lee is Professor of History and Co-Director of the East Asian Studies Program at Pace University in Lower Manhattan, New York, USA. He is the author of The Bible and the Gun: Christianity in South China, 1860-1900 (New York and London: Routledge, 2003 Chinese edition: 《圣经与枪炮: 基督教与潮州社会,1860-1900》北京: 社会科学文献出版社,2010) and the co-editor of Marginalization in China: Recasting Minority Politics (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009). 



Harsh V Pant is a Professor of International Relations with King's India Institute at King's College London.




T.V. Paul is the James McGill Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at McGill University, Canada. He is Founding Director of the McGill University—Université de Montreal Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS). His most recent books include Globalization and the National Security State (with Norrin Ripsman), Oxford University Press, 2010 and Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons, Stanford University Press, 2009.


Shalendra D. Sharma is the Lee Shau Kee Foundation Chair Professor of Political Science. His recent books include Prosperity with Inequality: A Comparative Political Economy of the United States, China and India (New York: Cambridge University Press 2018) Global Financial Contagion: The Great Recession and the World Economy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013) and China and India in the Age of Globalization (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009), which was the winner of the 2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award.



Zhiqun Zhu is a professor of political science and international relations and inaugural director of the China Institute at Bucknell University, USA. He is the author and editor of over 10 books, including China’s New Diplomacy: Rationale, Strategies and Significance (Ashgate, 2013) New Dynamics in East Asian Politics: Security, Political Economy, and Society (Continuum International, 2012) and US-China Relations in the 21st Century: Power Transition and Peace (Routledge, 2005). Dr. Zhu has received several research fellowships, including POSCO fellowships at the East-West Center in Hawaii Korea Foundation/Freeman Foundation fellowship and a visiting professorship at Doshisha University in Japan. He is a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and is frequently sought after by international media to comment on Chinese and East Asian affairs.




Jaewoo Choo is Professor of Chinese foreign policy in the Department of Chinese Studies at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea. His recent publications include US-China relations for Koreans: From Korean War to THAAD Conflicts (Seoul: Kyung-In Publishing House, 2017), and US and China’s Strategy on the Korean Peninsula: Reading from the Facts (Seoul: Paper & Tree, 2018).


Brian C.H. Fong is Full Professor in the College of Social Sciences at National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan. His research focuses on great power competition, democratization, and identity politics, producing more than 80 journal articles, book chapters, and authored books. He is the lead editor of several international book volumes, including Routledge Handbook of Great Power Competition and China’s Influence and the Center-periphery Tug of War in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Indo-Pacific.


Seanon S. Wong is Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration and the Director of International Affairs Research Centre at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.