Patrick Bratton, Ph.D.

Sunday, 20 September 2009
Thesis Advisor at the American Graduate School in Paris
Associate Professor of National Security Strategy at US Army War College

Fields of expertise

  • Security and Strategic Studies

  • Foreign Policy Decision-Making

  • Indian foreign and security policy

  • International relations and security in Asia

  • French foreign and security policy


    • Ph.D., Politics, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA

    • M.A., Politics, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA

    • Maîtrise (Master's degree), History, University of Rennes 2, France

    • MSc. Econ., Strategic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

    • B.A., History, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA

    Current Posts

    • Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of International Studies, Hawai`i Pacific University (HPU), Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA

    • Director, Diplomacy and Military Studies program: HPU

    Previous Experience

    • Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland, USA

    • Research Assistant, The National War College, National Defense University, Washington, DC, USA

    Fellowships and Guest Teachings

    • Visiting Fellow, Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l'École Militaire (IRSEM), Fellowship, Paris, France, Oct-Dec. 2012

    • Associate Professor, American Graduate School, Paris, France, Sept-Dec. 2012

    • Guest Lecturer, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Nov-Dec 2010

    • Visiting International Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), Delhi, India, September-November 2009, and June-July 2011


    • “Coping with China: Indian Security Perceptions of a Rising China,” (with Raj Shukla), in Stratégie, Puissance et Influence Chinoises depuis la Guerre Froide, ed. Pierre Journoud (L’Harmattan: 2013)

    • “Himalayan Rivalry: Sino-Indian Security Competition in the Cold War,” (with Jessie H. Ryou), for China and International Security: History, Strategy, and 21st Century Policy, ed. Donovan Chau, (ABC-CLIO: 2013)

    • “The Creation of Indian Integrated Commands: Organizational Learning and the Andaman and Nicobar Command,” in Strategic Analysis (Special Issue on the Indian Ocean Region), 36, no. 3 (2012): 440-60

    • The Triumph of Neptune? Seapower and the Asia-Pacific: Adjusting to New Realities (Routledge, 2011): Joint Editor with Geoffrey Till, and author of the following chapters: “The US as a Pacific Power” and “Conclusion” (with Geoffrey Till).

    • “When Governments Collide in the South Atlantic: Britain Coerces Argentina during the Falklands War,” (with Wallace Thies), in Comparative Strategy, 30, no. 1 (Winter 2011): 1-27.

    • “Franco-American Relations and Implications for the Pacific,” in Revue Juridique Polynésienne, Special Issue on “Governance and Self-Reliance in Pacific Island Societies: Comparative Studies” (Oct. 2010)

    • “Signals and Orchestration: India’s Use of Compellence during the 2001-02 Crisis,” in Strategic Analysis, 34, no. 4 (July 2010)

    • “Janis’s Groupthink” Entry in the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace, ed. Nigel Young (Oxford University Press: 2009)

    • “11/9-9/11: The Brave New World Order: Peace Through Law-Beyond Power Politics, Or Peace Through Empire-Rationale Strategy and Reasonable Policy,” (with Harvey Rishikof), in Villanova Law Review, 50 (Oct. 2005): 655-83

    •  “Coming to Terms: When Does Coercion Lead to Positive Long-Term Outcomes?” in Naval War College Review, 58, no. 3 (Summer 2005): 99-120

    • “When Governments Collide in the Taiwan Strait,” (with Wallace Thies), in Journal of Strategic Studies, 27, no. 4 (December 2004), 556-84

    •  “A Coherent Theory of Coercion? The Writings of Robert Pape,” in Comparative Strategy, 22, no. 3 (Oct.-Dec. 2003): 355-72

    • “France and the Revolution in Military Affairs,” in Contemporary Security Policy, 23, no. 2 (August 2002): 87-112


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    Patrick Clairzier Haiti-USA
    M.A., School of International Relations
    Class of 2009

    quote leftAfter working in financial services for ten years, AGS has provided me with a platform of different views and new perspectives on world affairs from which to build a new career in international relations.quote right

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