Professor Kate Sullivan de Estrada

Research Interests
Research Disciplines:
  • International Relations
  • Politics
  • Diplomacy
Research Keywords:
  • Rising powers, nuclear politics, diplomatic history, climate change, states in world politics, foreign policy 
  • India, South Asia
Research Cluster:


Contact Information


College: St Antony's College




  • Rising India: Status and Power (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017) (with Rajesh Basrur)
  • Competing Visions of India in World Politics: India's Rise Beyond the West (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) (edited volume)*


Edited Collections

  • India in International Affairs, Virtual Issue, International Affairs, January 2017
  • India: A Rising Power at 70, Special Issue, International Affairs, Vol. 93, No. 1, 2017 (with Manjari Chatterjee Miller)



  • ‘China’s and India’s search for international status through the UN system: competition and complementarity’, Contemporary Politics, DOI: 10.1080/13569775.2019.1621718, (with Rosemary Foot), 2019

  • ‘India, the Indo-Pacific and the Quad’, Survival, Vol. 60, No. 3, pp. 181-194 (with Rahul Roy-Chaudhury), 2018
  • ‘Between Conformity and Innovation: China’s and India’s Quest for Status as Responsible Nuclear Powers’, Review of International Studies, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 482-503 (with Nicola Leveringhaus), 2018
  • ‘Continuity and Change in Indian Grand Strategy: The Cases of Nuclear Non-proliferation and Climate Change’, India Review, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 33-64 (with Manjari Chatterjee Miller), 2018
  • India's Odyssey through International Affairs’, International Affairs, Virtual Issue, January 2017, doi: 10.1093/ia/iix026
  • ‘Pragmatism in Indian Foreign Policy: How Ideas Constrain Modi’, International Affairs, Vol. 93, No. 1, 2017, pp. 27-49 (with Manjari Chatterjee Miller)
  • ‘Introduction – India: a Rising Power at 70’, International Affairs, Vol. 93, No. 1 (2017), pp. 1-6, 2017 (with Manjari Chatterjee Miller)
  • ‘Trustworthy Nuclear Sovereigns? India and Pakistan after the 1998 Tests’, Stosunki Międzynarodowe – International Relations, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 289-306. (with Nicholas J. Wheeler)*
  • Exceptionalism in Indian Diplomacy: The Origins of India’s Moral Leadership Aspirations’, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2014, pp. 640-655*
  • ‘Discourses on the Nuclear Deal: Persistence of Independence’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLIII, No. 3 (19-25 January, 2008), pp. 73-76*


Book Chapters

  • ‘Understanding India’s Exceptional Engagement with the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime’, in: Johannes Plagemann, Sandra Destradi and Amrita Narlikar (eds), India Rising: Ideas, Interests and Institutions in  Foreign Policy (New Delhi: Oxford University Press), forthcoming.

  • ‘Chinese and Indian Competitive Nuclear Restraint in the Global Nuclear Order’, in: Kanti Bajpai, Manjari Miller and Selina Ho (eds), Routledge Handbook of China-India Relations (Abingdon: Routledge) (with Nicola Leveringhaus), forthcoming.

  • ‘India’s Ambivalent Projection of Self as a Global Power: Between Compliance and Resistance’, in: Kate Sullivan (ed.) Competing Visions of India in World Politics: India's Rise Beyond the West (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp. 15-33*
  • ‘Introduction: Creating Diversity in Readings of India’s Global Role’, in: Kate Sullivan (ed.) Competing Visions of India in World Politics: India's Rise Beyond the West (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp. 1-14*
  • ‘Democracy Promotion and the Problem of Peaceful Coexistence: Exploring the ‘Democratic Diplomacy’ of India’, in: Jyotirmaya Tripathy and Sudarsan Padmanabhan (eds.), Democracy and Cultural Diversity (London/New Delhi: Routledge, 2013), pp. 141-164* 


Other Research Publications

  • ‘Is India a Responsible Nuclear Power?’ Policy Report - S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (March 2014)*


Media/Online Publications


NB: Asterisked publications appear under my former name, Kate Sullivan