Foreign Policy


    • Paper

    India’s Trade Policy Dilemma and the Role of Domestic Reform

    • Hardeep S. Puri
    • February 17, 2017

    If India is to become a major trading nation, it must adopt a positive trade policy agenda, adjust to global trade standards, and boost its manufacturing sector.

    • Event

    Unleashing East South Asia

    The economic potential of East South Asia, or the region spanning the Bay of Bengal, northeast India, and its adjoining areas, makes a strong case for regional integration.

    • Op-Ed

    What Does India Think of Trump’s Afghanistan Policy?

    • Arushi Kumar
    • February 14, 2017
    • Diplomat

    Donald Trump’s presidency presents an unexpected opportunity for India in its continued efforts to stabilize Afghanistan.

    • Op-Ed

    Delhi, Tokyo, Canberra

    New coalitions like India, Japan and Australia will still lack sufficient weight to balance China on their own. But in developing an agency of its own and taking a larger share of the burden of Asian security, the India-Japan-Australia coalition will send strong messages to both China and the United States.

    • Op-Ed

    Getting Back Home, Safely

    India has extensive experience in conducting evacuation operations, but to secure the lives and assets of Indians abroad, the government must avoid an ad hoc approach and seek to institutionalize best practices, bolster diplomatic and military capabilities, and improve coordination.

    • Op-Ed

    Raja Mandala: It’s Not Just About H-1B

    An India that grows its domestic capabilities will be in a better position to address American concerns about jobs at home and benefit in turn from the current U.S. lead in most advanced technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology.

    • Event

    The Bay of Bengal as a New Strategic Space

    The Bay of Bengal’s littoral states must find a way to build appropriate institutions that provide a framework for engaging with extra-regional powers and building havens of cooperation.

    • India’s Troubled North Western Marches

      In the two and a half years since Narendra Modi took charge as the prime minister, it can be argued that his principal objective is to restructure India’s engagement with Pakistan in fundamental ways

      • China’s MSR: A Strategic View from India

        • Darshana Baruah
        • January 27, 2017
        • Emerging Trans-Regional Corridors: South and Southeast Asia

        The road map to realizing China’s Maritime Silk Road project has serious underlying strategic implications for India.

        • Op-Ed

        Why Pakistan Is Abuzz About Its Former Army Chief Heading a Saudi-led Anti-terror Alliance

        • Arushi Kumar
        • January 25, 2017

        If General Raheel Sharif agrees to head the Islamic Military Alliance, it would have major domestic and foreign policy implications for Pakistan.

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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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