Sea Power and the Asia-Pacific: Triumph of Neptune?
With particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region, this book examines the rise and fall of sea powers.
Patrick Bratton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Program Chair, Diplomacy and Military Studies, and Political Science
MA and PhD, Politics, The Catholic University of America
MScEcon, Strategic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
Maîtrise, History, Université de Rennes 2, France
History, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
He graduated with a BA in History from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He then went on to complete graduate studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (UK), the Université de Rennes 2 (France), and received his PhD from The Catholic University of America. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). In the fall of 2009 and in summer 2011 he was a Visiting International Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in New Delhi, India.
He is a frequently invited speaker and commentator on Indian political and security issues, giving lectures at a range of institutions and universities ranging from the National Institute for Defence Studies (Japan), the IDSA (India), the Institute for Chinese Studies (India), the Slovenian Command and Staff College, the Regional Center for Strategic Studies (Sri Lanka), and many others.
In fall 2010 he was a visiting professor in the Department of Defence Studies at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and in fall 2012 he was a visiting professor at the American Graduate School in Paris, France. His research focuses on strategic studies - focusing in particularly on coercive diplomacy and foreign policy decision-making - and Indian foreign and security policy. He is currently working on a book on coercive diplomacy and a long-term project on the rise of India as a great power.
“The Creation of Indian Integrated Commands: Organizational Learning and the Andaman and Nicobar Command,” Strategic Analysis (Special Issue on Indian Ocean Region), 36, no. 3 (2012): 440-60.
"An American Perspective on India's Defence Reforms", Op-ed piece in South Asia Monitor, August 2011
“Reform of Indian Higher Defence Institutions: Jointness and the Andaman and Nicobar Command,” Strategic Analysis
“When Governments Collide in the South Atlantic: Britain Coerces Argentina during the Falklands War,” Comparative Strategy (With Wallace Thies)
“Signals and Orchestration: India’s Use of Compellence during the 2001-02 Crisis,” Strategic Analysis, July 2010
“Franco-American Relations and Implications for the Pacific,” Revue Juridique Polynésienne
“11/9-9/11: The Brave New World Order,” in Villanova Law Review (With Harvey Rishikof)
“Coming to Terms: When Does Coercion Lead to Positive Long-Term Outcomes?” in Naval War College Review
“When Governments Collide in the Taiwan Strait,” in Journal of Strategic Studies (With Wallace Thies)
“A Coherent Theory of Coercion?” in Comparative Strategy
“France and the Revolution in Military Affairs,” in Contemporary Security Policy.
Talks and Seminars:
"The Future of the US as an Indo-Pacific Maratime Power", Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, March 2012
"Coercive Diplomacy in the Asia Pacific", GIARI Political Integration and Identity Seminar, June 2010
"Coercive Diplomacy in the Asia Pacific": Seminar Details
Asia In Review: Whether India can be a global power, May 2010
"Upgrading India's Think Tanks", November 2009
"The Effects of Governmental Structure on Coercive Signalling", October 2009