BOOK CHAPTERS and testimony “The Daudi Bohras (Musta’li Ismaili Shi’a): Using Modernity in Defense of Tradition.” In Carole Cusack, James Lewis and Afzal Upal, eds., Islamic Sects and Movements. Oxford: E.J. Brill, 2021. “Religion and stability in the former USSR: Policy implications of analysis.” In Katya Migacheva and Bryan Frederick, eds., Religion, Conflict, and Stability in the Former Soviet Union. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2018. “India’s Engagement with Myanmar: Regional Security Implications of Acting East Slowly.” In Karen Stoll Farrell and Šumit Ganguly, eds., Heading East: Security, Trade, and Environment between India and Southeast Asia, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 69-89. “Lashkar-e Taiba and the Threat to the United States of a Mumbai-Style Attack.” Testimony Delivered to the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, June 12, 2013. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2013. “Democratization and Development.” In South Asia in World Politics, Devin T. Haggerty, ed., Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005. pp. 231-256.
“Kashmir: All Tactics, No Strategy,” in Šumit Ganguly, ed., The Kashmir Question: Retrospect and Prospect. London: Frank Cass, 2003, pp. 181-202. ARTICLES in SCHOLARLY JOURNALS “Power, Ideology and Authority: Two Case Studies from the Daudi Bohras.” African and Asian Studies, Vol. 16 (Leiden: Brill, 2017) pp. 81-101. “Ethnic Conflict & Civic Life: A Review Essay.” India Review, Vol. 2, No. 2 (April 2003), pp. 97-112. “Questioning Ramayanas: A South Asian Tradition/Seeking Mahadevi: Constructing the Identities of the Hindu Great Goddess.” American Anthropologist, Vol. 104. No. 4 (December, 2002) pp.1,228–1,230. “Annual Rites of the Daudi Bohras: Islamic Identity as Universal and Unique.” The Eastern Anthropologist (Lucknow), Vol. 53. No. 3-4 (July-December 2000), pp. 457-480.
“Anthropology: What’s the Use?” Anthropology News, March 2000, p. 37.
“Ram and Ram Rajya: The Babri Masjid/Ramjanambhumi Dispute and the Politicization of a Divinity.” Journal of Vaišnava Studies, Vol. 2, No. 4, Fall, 1994, pp.159-174.
SCHOLARLY RESEARCH REPORTS: LEAD AUTHOR and PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Blank, Jonah, Richard Girven, Arzan Tarapore, Julia Thompson and Arthur Chan. Balancing Act: India’s ‘Act East’ Policy and U.S. Strategy in Asia. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2021 (scheduled). Blank, Jonah, Shira Efron, and Katya Migacheva, "The Project May Serve the Nation — But What About Us, Who Live Here?": Villagers' Views of the Dawei Special Economic Zone, an Internationally Funded Infrastructure Project in Myanmar. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2019. Blank, Jonah, Richard Girven, Arzan Tarapore, Julia Thompson and Arthur Chan. Vector Check: Prospects for U.S. and Pakistan Air Power Engagement. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2018. Blank, Jonah, Jennifer D. P. Moroney, Angel Rabasa and Bonny Lin. Look East, Cross Black Waters: India's Interest in Southeast Asia. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, 2015. Blank, Jonah, Christopher Clary and Brian Nichiporuk, Drivers of Long-Term Insecurity and Instability in Pakistan: Urbanization, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, 2014.
SCHOLARLY RESEARCH REPORTS: CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR
Campbell, Jason H., Richard S. Girven, Ben Connable, Jonah Blank, Raphael S. Cohen, Larry Hanauer, William Young, Linda Robinson, and Sean Mann, Implications of the Security Cooperation Office Transition in Afghanistan for Special Operations Forces: An Abbreviated Report of the Study's Primary Findings. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2017. McNerney, Michael, Jonah Blank, Becca Wasser, Jeremy Boback and Alexander Stephenson. Improving Implementation of the Department of Defense Leahy Law. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2017. Gelfeld, Bill, Shira Efron, Melinda Moore and Jonah Blank. Mitigating the Impact of Ebola in Potential Hot Zones: A Proof-of-Concept Approach to Help Decisionmakers Prepare for High-Risk Scenarios Outside Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2015.
Watts, Stephen, Acharya Amitav, Jonah Blank, William Callahan, Keith Darden, Neil Fligstein, Marc Lynch, Raul Madrid, Alina Polyakova, and Robert Rotberg. Regional perspectives on the role of ideas and identities in world politics. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2015. RAND/PR-2014-OSD
Wilson, Peter, Angel Rabasa, Scott Harold, Jonah Blank, Peter Chalk, Carter Price and Bonny Lin. China’s soft power in Southeast Asia and Australia. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2013. RAND/PR-874-MDS
RAND short-form analysis (select only, related to Asia)
“The Bergdahl-Taliban Prisoner Exchange Isn’t New, but Presents Unique Questions.” Rand.org, June 4, 2014. “The Passing of Vietnam’s General Vo Nguyen Giap.” RAND.org, October 8, 2013."A Frontier on Low Boil." RAND.org, July 1, 2013. “Pakistan Elections: More Continuity than Change.” Rand.org, May 8, 2013. “Difficult Questions on Afghanistan and Pakistan.” RAND.org, October 17, 2012.