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Andrew Kennedy

Andrew Kennedy teaches international politics at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University in 2007. He also holds a Master's degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a B.S. in Psychology from Duke University. His research focuses on international politics in Asia, with particular interest in comparing the foreign policies of China and India. He is the author of The International Ambitions of Mao and Nehru: National Efficacy Beliefs and Foreign Policy(Cambridge, 2012) as well as articles in International Security,The China QuarterlyAsian Survey, and Survival. In addition to serving as a Fellow in the China and the World Program, he has been a predoctoral fellow at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard and a post-doctoral fellow at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.  In 2013, He was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania.



The International Ambitions of Mao and Nehru: National Efficacy Beliefs and the Making of Foreign Policy (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012). Reviewed in Perspectives on Politics, The China Quarterly, The China Journal, Contemporary South Asia, Pacific Affairs, Strategic Analysis, China Report, The Book Review, and The Hindu.


“Slouching Tiger, Roaring Dragon: Comparing India and China as Late Innovators,” Review of International Political Economy Vol. 23, No. 1 (2016): 65-92.

"Slouching Tiger, Roaring Dragon: How China Still Outpaces India," The Diplomat, February 18, 2016,

“Nehru’s Foreign Policy: Realism and Idealism Conjoined,” in David M. Malone, C. Raja Mohan, and Srinath Raghavan (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2015), pp. 92-103.

“China and the Free Rider Problem: Exploring the Case of Energy Security,” Political Science Quarterly” Vol. 130, No. 1 (2015): 27-50 2

“Powerhouses or Pretenders? Debating China and India’s Emergence as Technological Powers,” The Pacific Review Vol. 28, No. 2 (2015): 1-22.

“China’s Search for Oil Security: A Critique,” in David Steven, Emily O’Brien, and Bruce Jones (eds.), The New Politics of Strategic Resources: Energy and Food Security Challenges in the 21st Century (Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2014), pp. 23-39.

“China’s Search for Renewable Energy: Pragmatic Techno-nationalism,” Asian Survey Vol. 53, No. 5 (September/October 2013): 909-930.

“India’s Nuclear Odyssey: Implicit Umbrellas, Diplomatic Disappointments, and the Bomb,” International Security Vol. 36, No. 2 (Fall 2011): 120-153.

“China’s Petroleum Predicament: Challenges and Opportunities in Beijing’s Search for Energy Security,” in Jane Golley and Ligang Song (eds.), Rising China: Challenges and Opportunities (Canberra: Australian National University E-Press, 2011), pp. 121-135.

“Military Audacity: Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, and China’s Adventure in Korea,” in Ernest May, Richard Rosecrance, and Zara Steiner (eds.), History and Neorealism (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 201-227.

“China’s New Energy Security Debate,” Survival: Global Politics and Strategy Vol. 52, No. 3 (June– July 2010): 137–158.

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