Paul Kapur is a professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a faculty affiliate at CISAC. Previously, Kapur was an associate professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and a visiting professor at CISAC. He was also on the faculties of the U.S. Naval War College and Claremont McKenna College and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, where he received his doctorate in political science.
His research interests include the international security environment in South Asia, the strategic effects of nuclear weapons proliferation, and deterrence theory. Kapur is author of Dangerous Deterrent: Nuclear Weapons Proliferation and Conflict in South Asia (Stanford University Press, 2007). His work has also appeared in journals such as International Security, Security Studies, Asian Survey and Asian Security, as well as numerous edited volumes.