Foreign Policy


    • Op-Ed

    Raja Mandala: From Naysayer to Leader

    As old ideological divisions break down at the United Nations, New Delhi should take the lead in promoting practical solutions to international challenges, remembering that multilateralism is not an end in itself, but a means to pursue India’s national interests.

    • Op-Ed

    China Pressuring Pakistan on Terrorism?

    • Arushi Kumar
    • September 14, 2017
    • South Asian Voices

    By condemning Pakistan-based terror groups, China has signaled that it is willing to hold Islamabad accountable for harboring terror in order to protect Chinese investments and security in the region.

    • Paper

    India’s Strategic Choices: China and the Balance of Power in Asia

    • Rajesh Rajagopalan
    • September 14, 2017

    China’s rise poses a strategic challenge to India on multiple fronts. The best way for New Delhi to respond is to pursue a deeper partnership with the United States.

    • Op-Ed

    The Case for Alliance

    Relations between India and Japan have transformed over the past few years, in part due the rapid rise of China and growing uncertainty over the future U.S. role in Asia.

    • Op-Ed

    Raja Mandala: Inflection Point in Kabul

    New Delhi’s increased strategic engagement with Kabul is a break with past policies and will enhance India’s influence in the region.

    • Op-Ed

    India’s “Like-Minded” Partnerships to Counter China in South Asia

    India is increasingly seeking partnerships with like-minded countries with similar foreign policy goals, looking beyond the scope of South Asia to counter China’s looming influence in the region.

    • Op-Ed

    Degrees of Separation

    The growing international perception of India as a rising power is one of the factors fueling an increased interest in India’s foreign policy.

    • India in Maritime Asia

      India’s maritime policy has gone through significant changes in the last three years.

      • Op-Ed

      Delhi’s New Indian Ocean Diplomacy

      As China continues to ramp up its Indian Ocean presence, Delhi is stepping up its engagement, collaborations and demonstrations of leadership in the region.

      • Op-Ed

      Raja Mandala: Rearranging the BRICS

      The BRICS summit highlights the need for India’s foreign policy relations with China, Russia, and the United States to reflect pragmatism and realism rather than idealism.

    Carnegie Experts on
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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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      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
      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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