Foreign Policy


    • Op-Ed

    How Nepal and India Can Keep Their Relationship Special

    As China is increasingly able to match its supportive statements with actual resources to reduce Nepal’s reliance on India, Kathmandu will naturally be tempted to play off New Delhi against Beijing.

    • Op-Ed

    The Trump Discontinuity

    India must its increase its economic diplomacy and security cooperation with Afghanistan while countering the narrative that the success of the revised U.S. policy toward South Asia hinges on Kashmir.

    • America’s Reset of Afghan Strategy: Potential Realignment of South Asian Geopolitics

      U.S. President Donald Trump’s reset of Afghan strategy marks an important discontinuity in Washington’s approach to South Asia.

      • Op-Ed

      How China Gained From Partition

      The geopolitical legacies of Partition remain the biggest drag on India’s larger global aspirations. China has benefited from the division and its penetration of the subcontinent is becoming increasingly difficult to counteract.

      • Event

      Chinese Military Reform, 2013-2020

      • Dennis J. Blasko, Jayadeva Ranade
      • August 22, 2017
      • New Delhi

      Chinese military expenditure has gradually risen over the years along with its economy.

      • Op-Ed

      Raja Mandala: Undoing the Economic Partition

      The tragedy of partition was compounded by the economic division of South Asia, an outcome that did not need to accompany the political separation. India’s efforts at regional economic integration will have implications for both peace and development.

      • 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 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.

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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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      C. Raja Mohan
      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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