Domestic Politics


    • Op-Ed

    With Help From Diplomacy

    If Modi plucks the low-hanging diplomatic fruit with India's partners, his efforts to detox the domestic environment will get a big boost.

    • Op-Ed

    Raja-Mandala: Bihar’s Long Shadow

    Returning to inclusive politics, regaining the focus on economic development, and, above all, restoring domestic harmony are all critical to arresting the erosion of Modi’s political capital at home.

    • Modi’s First Year

      Is India getting back on track?

      • Op-Ed

      A New Manual for Diplomats

      Narendra Modi’s greatest momentum has been in foreign policy. But the external opportunities he has successfully created for India could be undermined by potential domestic failures.

      • Op-Ed

      Modi’s Sagar Mala

      As he travels across the Indian Ocean this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biggest challenge is not countering China. His real problem is in Delhi, afflicted by a condition called continentalism, which has proved rather difficult to overcome.

      • Op-Ed

      The Great Game Folio: Kashmir Gambit

      If the Modi government can change the external dimension to Jammu and Kashmir for the better, it could create a conducive environment for the ambitious internal agenda for development articulated by the BJP and PDP.

      • Op-Ed

      Chinese Takeaway: Railway Lessons

      As the Indian government presents the rail budget, it is worth reflecting on the growing gap between the Indian railway system and that of its Asian peer, China.

      • Op-Ed

      Modi Discarding Political Skepticism About America is About to Pay Off

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi is changing the nature of India’s world view, recasting its self-image, and altering the character of its diplomacy.

      • Op-Ed

      An Unclaimed Legacy

      Despite Modi’s claim to Vajpayee’s strategic legacy, the latter’s understanding of the subcontinent’s past and his vision for the region’s future appear to have little resonance within the BJP and RSS.

      • Op-Ed

      Held Back by Hindutva

      It is easy to forget that domestic stability holds the key to a successful foreign policy.

    Carnegie Experts on
    Domestic Politics

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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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      Saksham Khosla
      Research Analyst
      Carnegie India
      Saksham Khosla is a research analyst at Carnegie India. His research focuses on the political economy of administrative, economic, and welfare reforms in India.
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      C. Raja Mohan
      Nonresident Senior Fellow
      Carnegie India
      A leading analyst of India’s foreign policy, Mohan is also an expert on South Asian security, great-power relations in Asia, and arms control.
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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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