Wirsing, Robert G. 1936-

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Wirsing, Robert G. 1936-


Born September 2, 1936, in Rockville Center, NY. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Colorado State College, B.A., 1958; studied at Institute in Indian History, New Delhi, 1965, University of Pennsylvania, 1967, and Michigan State University, 1968; University of Denver, M.A., 1970, Ph.D., 1971.


Office—College of Security Studies, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, 2058 Maluhia Rd., Honolulu, HI 96815-1949; fax: 808-971- 8949. E-mail—[email protected]; robert.wirsing@ verizon.net.


Writer. University of South Carolina, Columbia, assistant professor, 1971-76, associate professor, 1976-83, professor, 1983-2000; Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, HI, professor at College of Security Studies, 2000—. Fulbright lecturer in Pakistan, 1985; visiting faculty at University of Karachi and University of Baroda, 1985, Quaid-i- Azam University, 1985-86, and Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1996; guest lecturer at Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Pune, Aligarh Muslim University, Peshawar University, St. Antony's College, Oxford, University of Glasgow, Guilford College, Wake Forest University, Agnes Scott College, and many other institutions of higher learning; conference and seminar presenter in the United States and abroad.


Fulbright grants for India, 1965, and Pakistan, 1986; grants from American Institute of Indian Studies, 1969-70, U.S. Institute for Peace Research, 1990, 1996, U.S. Department of State, 1991, 1993, Walker Institute of International Studies, 1996, American Institute of Pakistan Studies, 1996, and U.S. Air Force Institute for National Security Studies, 2004.


(Coauthor) Ancient India, Franklin Watts (New York, NY), 1973.

(Editor) International Relations and the Future of Ocean Space, University of South Carolina Press (Columbia, SC), 1973.

Socialist Society and Free Enterprise Politics, Carolina Academic Press (Durham, NC), 1977.

(Editor and contributor) Protection of Ethnic Minorities: Comparative Perspectives, Pergamon Press (New York, NY), 1981.

Pakistan's Security under Zia, 1977-1988, St. Martin's Press (Westport, CT), 1991.

India, Pakistan, and the Kashmir Dispute, St. Martin's Press (Westport, CT), 1994.

(Editor) Kashmir: Resolving Regional Conflict: A Symposium, Kartikeya Publishers (Meerut, India), 1996.

Kashmir in the Shadow of War: Regional Rivalries in a Nuclear Age, M.E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 2003.

(Editor, with Limaye and Malik, and author of introduction) Religious Radicalism and Security in South Asia, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (Honolulu, HI), 2004.

Contributor to books, including U.S.-Pakistan Relations: Thwarting Global Terrorism, edited by Bonney, Institute for the Study of Indo-Pakistan Relations (Leicester, England), 12004; Democracy and Ethnic Conflict: Advancing Peace in Deeply Divided Societies, edited by Guelke, Palgrave (New York, NY), 2004; South Asia in World Politics, edited by Hagerty, Rowman @ Littlefield (Lanham, MD), 2005; New Perspectives on Pakistan: Contexts, Realities, and Visions for the Future, edited by Shafqat, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2005; and The Kashmir Imbroglio: Looking towards the Future, edited by Nuri, Islamabad Policy Research Institute (Islamabad, Pakistan), 2005. Contributor of articles and reviews to scholarly journals, including Boundary and Security Bulletin, Strategic Studies, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Defense and Foreign Affairs, Journal of Defense and Diplomacy, International Affairs, and Asian Survey. Executive editor, Asian Affairs, 1992—.



Pacific Affairs, winter, 2004, Reeta Tremblay, review of Kashmir in the Shadow of War: Regional Rivalries in a Nuclear Age, p. 767.