Frank O’Donnell, Post-doctoral Scholar

Frank O’Donnell is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Rising Power Alliances Project at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a Nonresident Fellow in the Stimson Center South Asia Program. He has previously served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the US Naval War College, and an Assistant Professor in Strategic Studies at the Britannia Royal Naval College. From 2017–18, he was a Stanton Junior Faculty Fellow and Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, as a joint appointment by the Managing the Atom Program and International Security Program. He has also been a visiting fellow in the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, and the Institute of Foreign Policy Studies at the University of Calcutta.

His research investigates the intersection between strategic cultures, technical force developments, deterrence conceptions, and stability challenges within nuclear rivalries, with a special focus upon Southern Asia. This research has been published in journals including Asian Security, Asian Survey, Contemporary Security Policy, Comparative Strategy, Nonproliferation Review, Orbis, and Survival. His most recent book is India and Nuclear Asia: Forces, Doctrine, and Dangers (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2018). Twitter: @frank11285