Faculty Bios


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Patrick Bratton, Ph.D.
Program Chair, International Relations/Political Science

MScEcon, Strategic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
Maîtrise, History, Université de Rennes 2, France
MA and PhD, Politics, The Catholic University of America
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 was a Visiting International Fellow at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in New Delhi, India. In the summer of 2010 he was invited by the National Institute for Defence Studies in Tokyo, Japan, to gave a series of lectures on the theory and practice of coercive diplomacy. During his time there he also gave lectures at the Graduate Institute for International Affairs at Waseda University, and the Institute for World Studies at Takushoku University. In fall 2010 he was a visiting professor in the Department of Defence Studies at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
In June 2012 Dr. Bratton was part of Young Scholars Delegation to the Republic of China (Taiwan).  The delegation had visits to the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and various historical and cultural sites.

Dr. Bratton at the National Institute for Defense Studies Seminar

Dr. Bratton in Taiwan
Dr. Bratton in The Republic of China


Sea Power and the Asia-Pacifc: Triumph of Neptune?

Sea Power and the Asia-Pacific: Triumph of Neptune?
August 2011

With particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region, this book examines the rise and fall of sea powers.
In the Asia-Pacific region there has been significant expansion of sea-based economies together with burgeoning naval power. Many claim that these processes will transform the world’s future economic and security relationships. The book addresses the question of to what extent the notion of ‘Asia rising’ is reflected by and dependent on its developing sea power.  All of the leading maritime powers in Asia are examined, with contributions from many of the world's leading specialists on seapower and Asian security issues. 

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

"Reform of Indian Higher Defence Institutions: Jointness and the Andaman and Nicobar Command", October 2011

"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