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Daniel S. Markey

Senior Research Professor in International Relations

Academic Director of Master of Arts in Global Policy Program


Dr. Daniel S. Markey is senior research professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the academic director of the Master of Arts in Global Policy. From 2007-2015, he was senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. While there, he wrote a book on the future of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, No Exit from Pakistan: America's Tortured Relationship with Islamabad (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He is currently writing a book on the geopolitics of China's new role in continental Eurasia, which will be published in spring 2020. From 2003 to 2007, Dr. Markey held the South Asia portfolio on the Secretary's Policy Planning Staff at the US Department of State. Prior to government service, he taught in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, where he served as executive director of Princeton's Research Program in International Security. Earlier, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies. Dr. Markey is the author of numerous reports, articles, book chapters, and opinion pieces. His commentary has been featured widely in US and international media.

Markey, D. S. (2014). Reorienting U.S. Pakistan strategy: From Af-Pak to Asia. New York: Council on Foreign Relations.

Markey, D. S. (2013). No exit from Pakistan: Americas tortured relationship with Islamabad. New York: Cambridge University Press.




  • Afghanistan
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • South Asia


  • American Defense Policy
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Counterterrorism
  • Crisis Management
  • Domestic Influences On Foreign Policy
  • Foreign Aid and American Foreign Policy
  • Governance
  • International Relations
  • Nation-building and Democratization
  • Nuclear Policy and Proliferation
  • Politics
  • Strategic and Security Issues
  • Terrorism
  • U.S. Presidency and Foreign Policy

In the News

Will 'Howdy, Modi!' rub off on Trump?

Daniel Markey quoted in The Hindu, 9/22

'Risk of India-Pak military confrontation has increased'.

Daniel Markey quoted on, 8/19

Kashmir’s change of status.

Daniel Markey interviewed on BBC World News, 8/15

Trump’s three missteps on Pakistan.

Daniel Markey wrote in Lawfare, 7/28

India and Pakistan in 'uncharted waters'.

Daniel Markey quoted on BBC, 2/27

Flight disruption in Canada as India-Pakistan tensions continue to rise.

Daniel Markey interviewed on Global News The Simi Sara Show, 2/27