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Prof. Saloni Kapur
Ph.D. in International Relations from Lancaster University, UK; M.A. in International Relations from University of Warwick, UK; B.A. in Economics from University of Pune.

Assistant Professor – International Studies

Saloni Kapur is Assistant Professor of International Studies in the Department of Social Sciences at FLAME University. Her research interests include critical security studies, international relations theory, and the politics of South and West Asia.

Saloni holds a PhD in International Relations from Lancaster University, an MA in International Relations from the University of Warwick, and a BA in Economics from the University of Pune. Her PhD thesis utilised English School theory to explore the responsibility of the great powers towards insecurity in Pakistan. She is currently working on a co-edited book on South Asia and the Gulf. She is the author of Pakistan after Trump: Great Power Responsibility in a Multi-Polar World (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021) and the co-editor of Securitisation in the Non-West (Routledge, 2019).

Books

  • Kapur, Saloni. 2021. Pakistan after Trump: Great Power Responsibility in a Multi-Polar World. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mabon, Simon, and Saloni Kapur, eds. 2019. Securitisation in the Non-West. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Kapur, Saloni. 2019. “From Copenhagen to Uri and across the Line of Control: India’s ‘Surgical Strikes’ as a Case of Securitisation in Two Acts.” In Securitisation in the Non-West, edited by Simon Mabon and Saloni Kapur, 62-79. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
  • Kapur, Saloni. 2019. “Review of ‘Recursion or Rejection? Securitization Theory Faces Islamist Violence and Foreign Religions’, by Mona Kanwal Sheikh.” In Securitisation in the Non-West, edited by Simon Mabon and Saloni Kapur, 39-41. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
  • Kapur, Saloni, and Simon Mabon. 2019. “Introduction—The Copenhagen School Goes Global: Securitisation in the Non-West.” In Securitisation in the Non-West, edited by Simon Mabon and Saloni Kapur, 1-4. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Kapur, Saloni. 2019 “The Intellectual Roots of Sunni Sectarianism in Pakistan: A Reply to Fuchs.” Global Discourse 9, no. 4: 717-19. https://doi.org/10.1332/204378919X15718899928703.
  • Kapur, Saloni. 2018. “From Copenhagen to Uri and across the Line of Control: India’s ‘Surgical Strikes’ as a Case of Securitisation in Two Acts.” Global Discourse 8, no. 1: 62-79. https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/2WTp9THfX2u6htkuhkew/full?target=10.1080/23269995.2017.1406633.
  • Kapur, Saloni. 2018. “Review of ‘Recursion or Rejection? Securitization Theory Faces Islamist Violence and Foreign Religions’, by Mona Kanwal Sheikh.” Global Discourse 8, no. 1: 39-41. https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/DRzAV7nIDMRKgf7wWGbw/full?target=10.1080/23269995.2017.1406634.
  • Kapur, Saloni, and Simon Mabon. 2018. “The Copenhagen School Goes Global: Securitisation in the Non-West.” Global Discourse 8, no. 1: 1-4. https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/DCDSCCVAMTCI6WGNPP6S/full?target=10.1080/23269995.2018.1424686.
  • Garnett, Mark, Christopher Macleod, Simon Mabon, Matthew Johnson, and Saloni Kapur. 2016. “An Introduction to the Global Discourse Annual Book Review Competition 2015.” Global Discourse 6, no. 1-2: 161-64. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23269995.2015.1104983?journalCode=rgld20.
  • Kapur, Saloni. 2016. “South Asian Scholarship in Transition: New Perspectives on Politics, Security and Regional Co-operation.” Contemporary South Asia 24, no. 1: 109-14. https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/A4mJ3VEhmpr5K3hTGNhN/full?target=10.1080/09584935.2016.1172299.
  • Kapur, Saloni. 2014. “The Philosophical Underpinnings of an English School Analysis of Terrorist Deradicalisation Programmes.” Lancaster Journal of Philosophy 2, no. 1 (Spring): 37-45. http://ljop.weebly.com/uploads/3/5/1/5/3515550/volume_two_issue_two.pdf.
  • Kapur, Saloni. 2012. “Violence, Theory and the Subject of International Politics: A Derridian Analysis of the Partition of India.” Peace Prints 4, no. 2 (Winter): 150-67. http://wiscomp.org/peaceprints/4-2/4.2.11.pdf.

Book Reviews

  • Kapur, Saloni. 2019. Review of A Theory of ISIS: Political Violence and the Transformation of the Global Order, by Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou. Critical Studies on Terrorism 12, no. 1: 180-81. https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/ZJAEUQRGKZVTEZEQUS7C/full?target=10.1080/17539153.2018.1492187.
  • Kapur, Saloni. 2014. Review of Pakistan: A New History, by Ian Talbot. Contemporary South Asia 22, no. 4: 436-37. https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/J5UTmPfZZPKV92JYkBBw/full?target=10.1080/09584935.2014.965493.

Other Publications

  • Kapur, Saloni. 2021. “Book in Focus: Pakistan after Trump: Great Power Responsibility in a Multi-Polar World.” Cambridge Scholars Publishing, May 5, 2021. https://www.cambridgescholars.com/news/item/book-in-focus-pakistan-after-trump-great-power-responsibility-in-a-multi-polar-world.
  • Waziri, Attaullah, and Saloni Kapur. 2020. “Towards Peace.” Opinion. Dawn, March 8, 2020. https://www.dawn.com/news/1539200/towards-peace.
  • Kapur, Saloni. 2020. “Could Donald Trump Solve the Kashmir Issue?” The Buzz (blog). National Interest, February 19, 2020, https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/could-donald-trump-solve-kashmir-issue-124666.
  • Kapur, Saloni. 2020. “Kashmir: Why Trump’s Offer of International Mediation is a Good Idea.” South Asia Journal (blog), February 18, 2020. http://southasiajournal.net/kashmir-why-trumps-offer-of-international-mediation-is-a-good-idea/.
  • Kapur, Saloni. 2020. “Kashmir: Why Trump’s Offer of International Mediation is a Good Idea.” The Conversation (blog), February 15, 2020. https://theconversation.com/kashmir-why-trumps-offer-of-international-mediation-is-a-good-idea-129112.
  • Kapur, Saloni. 2019. “India 2019: The Shifting Sands of Social Control.” South Asia @ LSE (blog), January 22, 2019. https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/2019/01/22/india-2019-the-shifting-sands-of-social-control/.
  • Kapur, Saloni. 2018. “Counterterrorism and Peacebuilding in Pakistan: Responsibility of Great Powers.” South Asian Voices (blog). Stimson Center, October 18, 2018. https://southasianvoices.org/counterterrorism-peacebuilding-pakistan/.
  • Kapur, Saloni. 2018. “How a Good India-Pakistan Relation Could Bring Stability in South Asia.” Business Standard, October 1, 2018. https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/how-a-good-india-pakistan-relation-could-bring-stability-in-south-asia-118100100109_1.html.
  • Kapur, Saloni. 2018. “South Asia: How Regional Cooperation Could Bring Stability to the Region.” Pakistan & Gulf Economist, October 1, 2018. http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/10/01/south-asia-how-regional-cooperation-could-bring-stability-to-the-region/.
  • Kapur, Saloni. 2018. “South Asia: How Regional Cooperation Could Bring Stability to the Region.” The Conversation (blog), September 28, 2018. https://theconversation.com/south-asia-how-regional-cooperation-could-bring-stability-to-the-region-82954.
  • Kapur, Saloni. 2018. “The Electoral Victory of Imran Khan: Diffusing the Dynasties of Control in Pakistan?” South Asia @ LSE (blog), September 3, 2018. https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/2018/09/03/the-electoral-victory-of-imran-khan-diffusing-the-dynasties-of-control-in-pakistan/.

Interviews