Rudra Chaudhuri is the director of Carnegie India. His primary research interests include the diplomatic history of South Asia and contemporary security issues. He is currently writing a book on the Global History of the Indian Emergency, 1975-1977. He also heads a long-term research project mapping and analyzing incidents and infrastructure development on and across South Asia’s borders, and is currently leading an effort to digitize the findings.
Chaudhuri is the author of Forged in Crisis: India and the United States since 1947 (Oxford University Press, 2014). Chaudhuri’s work has been published in International Affairs, the Journal of Strategic Studies, Diplomacy and Statecraft, International History Review, India Review, the RUSI Journal, Defence Studies, and other academic and policy-focused journals. He is an occasional commentator in the media.
Chaudhuri is also a senior lecturer at the India Institute and the Department of War Studies at King’s College London (on research leave). He is also the founding director of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) Diplomatic Academy for South Asia. He previously taught at the UK Joint Services Command and Staff College. He holds a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London.