South Asia

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    • Op-Ed

    Responding First as a Leading Power

    The emerging concept of India as a “first responder” reflects the country’s growing capability and increasing willingness to assume the role of a leading power.

    • Op-Ed

    India and Iran Are Critical to Connectivity in Afghanistan

    • Arushi Kumar
    • August 09, 2017
    • Economic Times

    Regional connectivity projects give Afghanistan a substantive trading alternative to Pakistan and provide a powerful mechanism for trade and economic development.

    • Op-Ed

    Raja Mandala: Doklam’s Unintended Consequence

    One of the unintended consequences for China from the Doklam crisis would be an India that is forced to think far more strategically about coping with China’s power.

    • Op-Ed

    The Three Sins of Aadhaar

    The Silicon Valley ethos of ‘too big to fail’ and ‘lean startups’ do not always work—especially not for a national identification project, where nothing can be left to scale, chance, or improvisation.

    • Op-Ed

    The Iran Question

    India’s traditionally neutral position in the Middle East has ended with the landmark Israel visit. The future balancing of India’s westward pivot will be determined by a new regional order led assertively be Saudi Arabia, and one which sees Iran as enemy number one.

    • Op-Ed

    Mind the Power Gap

    As India settles into an extended military standoff with China in the Himalayas, it can’t afford to take its eyes off Beijing’s maritime forays in the Indian Ocean.

    • Op-Ed

    From Rajiv to Modi, Coercion Replaced by Cooperation

    While India’s current approach is focused on connectivity and friendly delivery, one should not forget that its geostrategic and democratic concerns about Sri Lanka can often induct a sudden policy shift.

    • Event

    Cinema, Culture, and Policy: Airlift

    • Constantino Xavier, Harish Dogra, Arvind Kathpalia, Shubhra Gupta
    • July 26, 2017
    • New Delhi

    In 1990, India conducted the world’s largest civilian airlift to evacuate more than 100,000 members of the Indian diaspora from Kuwait during the Gulf War. In 2016, the Hindi film “Airlift” depicted the evacuation operations.

    • Op-Ed

    Why India Needs a Strategic Artificial Intelligence Vision

    The present trajectory of AI advancement indicates that future economies and national security will be defined by it, making it among a handful of technologies that will shape global politics.

    • Event

    Big Data, Development, and Governance

    Modern technologies like mobile phones and the internet have optimized the collection of enormous data sets. Commonly known as big data, large datasets can be extremely valuable to the government, especially in formulating informed policies and enable good governance.

Carnegie Experts on
South Asia

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    Bilal Baloch
    Visiting Fellow
    Bilal Baloch is a visiting fellow at Carnegie India where his research focuses on the political economy of government behavior in India and other developing democracies.
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    Garima Mohan
    Nonresident Fellow
    Carnegie India
    Garima Mohan is a nonresident fellow at Carnegie India. Her research focuses on the foreign and security policies of rising powers, particularly that of India, and on Europe-India relations.
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    Constantino Xavier
    Fellow
    Carnegie India
    Constantino Xavier is a fellow at Carnegie India, based in New Delhi. His research focus is on India’s foreign policy, with emphasis on relations with its neighboring countries and South Asian regional security.

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