South Asia


    • Event

    Russia’s Outreach to Pakistan: A South Asian Rebalance?

    Russia’s growing defense cooperation with Pakistan and contacts with the Taliban are a matter of concern for India.

    • Blockchain for Property: A Roll Out Road Map for India

      In the absence of digital literacy, broadband penetration, and access to smart phones and computers by a majority of the population of the country, the entire process for land registry cannot only be performed on a blockchain platform.

      • Op-Ed

      Raja Mandala: Saudi Arabia and the Ghosts of 1979

      The ideas of religious moderation and social modernization have been steadily pushed on the defensive in the four decades since 1979. Any effort to reverse 1979, therefore, must be welcomed in the Subcontinent.

      • Op-Ed

      Raja Mandala: New Ripples in the Oceans

      Looking beyond the traditional areas of high-technology and defence cooperation, and the more recent focus on global mitigation of climate change, New Delhi and Paris appear ready to lend a strong regional dimension to their strategic partnership.

      • Op-Ed

      Beware the Robotic Empire

      Given the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) in the coming years, India must keep a wary eye on Chinese developments in this field, and develop its own strategic vision of how AI technologies can be harnessed to advance its interests.

      • India and the Resurrection of the Quad

        As he seeks a say in defining the agenda of the quadrilateral security dialogue with Japan, the United States, and Australia, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is heralding his country’s self-confident pursuit of enlightened self-interest with all the major powers.

        • Op-Ed

        Raja Mandala: A Rediscovery of Non-Alignment

        The proposition that India must tilt to one side, toward Russia and China, and keep its distance from the United States is a legacy from the 1970s. It does not square with contemporary reality.

        • Op-Ed

        Why Satya Nadella Thinks It Is Time for a Digital Version of the Geneva Convention

        The issues raised by Microsoft deserve serious and critical attention in India. The outcomes from this debate could have a lasting impact on India’s own digital future in both commercial and national security realms.

        • Donald Trump’s ‘Indo-Pacific’ and America’s India Conundrum

          The durability of the Indo-Pacific dynamic will depend essentially on New Delhi’s willingness to work with the United States and its allies in the region.

          • Op-Ed

          Xi, Trump, Asian Disorder

          The rise of China and the turbulence in U.S. domestic politics have created great disorder, but they have also opened up room for creative Indian diplomacy in Asia.

        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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          Constantino Xavier
          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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