Frederic Grare

Director and Senior Associate
South Asia Program
Grare is senior associate and director of Carnegie’s South Asia Program. His research focuses on security issues and democratization in India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Previously, he led the Asia bureau at the Directorate for Strategic Affairs in the French Ministry of Defense.


PhD, Graduate Institute of International Studies
Advanced Degree, Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques


English; French



Frederic Grare is senior associate and director of Carnegie’s South Asia Program. His research focuses on South Asian security issues and the search for a security architecture. He also works on India’s “Look East” policy, Afghanistan and Pakistan’s regional policies, and the tension between stability and democratization, including civil-military relations, in Pakistan.

Prior to joining Carnegie, Grare served as head of the Asia bureau at the Directorate for Strategic Affairs in the French Ministry of Defense. He also served at the French embassy in Pakistan and, from 1999 to 2003, as director of the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities in New Delhi.

Grare has written extensively on security issues, Islamist movements, and sectarian conflict in Pakistan and Afghanistan.


  • Other Publications Tony Blair Faith Foundation April 9, 2014
    Situation Report: Pakistan

    Religious conflict has been part of Pakistan since its inception. While the state can be said to be a victim of its own policies, it does not face any existential threat.

  • Paper March 18, 2014
    The India-Australia Strategic Relationship: Defining Realistic Expectations

    Mutual indifference has long characterized relations between India and Australia, but the two countries’ interests are increasingly converging.

  • Op-Ed CNN March 7, 2014
    How Pakistan Moves Against Taliban Could Complicate Afghan Ties

    Pakistan’s military is set to launch a major military operation in North Waziristan, which will have a significant impact on the country’s relationship with Afghanistan.

  • Other Publications The German Marshall Fund and the Foundation for Strategic Research February 4, 2014
    Afghanistan Post-2014: Scenarios and Consequences

    As the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan approaches, anxieties about the future of the country have increased.

  • Op-Ed CNN December 27, 2013
    Afghanistan in 2014: Importance to Stretch Well Past Borders

    Transatlantic relations may well be another long-term victim of the war in Afghanistan.

  • Article December 16, 2013
    The Year of the Voter in South Asia

    2014 will be a year of transition in South Asia. National elections in Afghanistan, India, and Bangladesh will affect both regional stability and international security.

  • Op-Ed Indian Express October 29, 2013 中文
    An Agreement Among Unequals

    China keeps sending seemingly contradictory signals, indicating that it is not ready for any meaningful compromise on the border but also that it wants a non-confrontational relationship with India.

  • Article October 22, 2013
    Discussing the Future of U.S.-Pakistan Relations

    The Pakistani leader will seek changes in the bilateral relationship during his Washington visit. If Obama makes no concessions, U.S. interests in South Asia could be in jeopardy.

  • Op-Ed Indian Express August 2, 2013 中文
    Now Press Play

    Although U.S. Vice President Biden’s visit to India received relatively limited media attention in both India and the United States, it has led to another round of questions about the state of U.S.-India relations.

  • Other Publications International Affairs July 10, 2013
    Pakistan’s Foreign and Security Policies after the 2013 General Election

    Nawaz Sharif’s biggest challenge will be to improve Pakistan’s security without provoking a military backlash.


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