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    • Op-Ed

    Islands as Game Changers in the Indian Ocean

    While partnerships between big and middle powers will determine the balance of power in the region, islands will shape the new framework for a security architecture.

    • Op-Ed

    India’s Commonwealth

    After decades of ignoring it, New Delhi now believes that a rejuvenated Commonwealth could lend greater depth to India’s global outreach.

    • Op-Ed

    Raja Mandala: Nordic Cool

    An India that is less inhibited about trade liberalization and more open to commercial, technological, and civil society partnerships will find Nordic countries ready to accelerate its internal modernization and international rise.

    • Article

    India and the Commonwealth: Redirecting the Relationship

    • C. S. R. Murthy
    • April 11, 2018

    As a rising power, India recognizes the Commonwealth as a valuable forum for it to redefine itself on the global stage. The Commonwealth has much to gain from India’s engagement as well.

    • Op-Ed

    Raja Mandala: India’s China Reset and BRI

    India might be quite open to a substantive dialogue with China on the Belt and Road Initiative if Xi is prepared to address New Delhi’s concerns on sovereignty and sustainability.

    • Op-Ed

    Mutual Respect Is the Key

    Standing up against India has unfortunately become an important part of Nepal’s definition of sovereignty.

    • Op-Ed

    Thailand’s Kra Canal: China’s Way Around the Malacca Strait

    • Rhea Menon
    • April 06, 2018
    • Diplomat

    The establishment of a Kra Canal in Thailand may soon become a reality as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The canal would permit ships to bypass the Malacca Strait, a crucial maritime chokepoint, amplifying the strategic significance of the project.

    • Op-Ed

    Raja Mandala: Kim Goes to China

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un went to Beijing after demonstrating that he is capable of standing up to the world, has complete control over his system, and can deal with the United States on his own.

    • Europe’s Response to the Belt and Road Initiative

      • Garima Mohan
      • April 03, 2018
      • German Marshall Fund of the United States

      The European Union wants to partner with key players in Asia on shaping the rules around connectivity, and provide a comprehensive response to the Belt and Road Initiative challenge.

      • Op-Ed

      Russian Defense Deal Could Put India in Path of U.S. Sanctions

      India may soon close a deal with Russia to purchase two S-400 air defense systems, thereby triggering secondary sanctions from the United States. Without Congressional action, the U.S.-India defense relationship will likely suffer.

    Carnegie Experts on
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      Darshana M. Baruah
      Nonresident Scholar
      South Asia Program
      Darshana M. Baruah is a nonresident scholar with the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her primary research focuses on maritime security in Asia and the role of the Indian Navy in a new security architecture.
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      Rudra Chaudhuri
      Director
      Carnegie India
      Rudra Chaudhuri is the director of Carnegie India. His primary research interests include the diplomatic history of South Asia and contemporary security issues.
    • expert thumbnail - Raghavan
      Srinath Raghavan
      Senior Fellow
      Carnegie India
      Srinath Raghavan is a senior fellow at Carnegie India. His primary research focus is on the contemporary and historical aspects of India’s foreign and security policies.

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