C. Raja Mohan

Nonresident Senior Associate
South Asia Program
Mohan is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s South Asia Program, where his research focuses on international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues.
 

Education

PhD, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
MA, Andhra University, Waltair

Languages

English; Hindi; Telegu

 

C. Raja Mohan is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s South Asia Program, where his research focuses on international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues. He is also a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, a columnist on foreign affairs for the Indian Express, and a visiting research professor at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. He was a member of India’s National Security Advisory Board.

From 2009 to 2010, Mohan was the Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress. Previously, he was a professor of South Asian studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and the Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. He also served as the diplomatic editor and Washington correspondent of the Hindu

Mohan’s recent books include include Samudra Manthan: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2012), Power Realignments in Asia: China, India and the United States (Sage, 2009) (co-edited with Alyssa Ayres), Impossible Allies: Nuclear India, United States and the Global Order (India Research Press, 2006), and Crossing the Rubicon: The Shaping of India’s New Foreign Policy (Palgrave, 2004).

  • Indian PM Narendra Modi
    Op-Ed Indian Express May 21, 2015
    A New Manual for Diplomats

    Narendra Modi’s greatest momentum has been in foreign policy. But the external opportunities he has successfully created for India could be undermined by potential domestic failures.

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  • Op-Ed Indian Express May 19, 2015
    The Great Game Folio: Peripheral Diplomacy

    Although geography limits New Delhi’s role in East Asia, Modi is betting India can win friends and partners through active engagement.

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  • Nuclear power plant
    Op-Ed Indian Express May 14, 2015
    Modi in China: The Nuclear Dimension

    India should judge the possibilities for civil nuclear cooperation with China on the basis of technical merit and economic costs. Delhi should not allow political reservations, especially on the Sino-Pak nuclear nexus, to come in the way of atomic energy cooperation between India and China.

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  • Mongolia
    Op-Ed Indian Express May 12, 2015
    Chinese Takeaway: PM Modi in Mongolia

    Modi is trying to move the Sino-Indian relationship out of the stasis that it finds itself in.

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  • Modi and Xi
    Op-Ed Indian Express May 11, 2015
    Beyond the Boundary

    Modi is abandoning the old approach to China. But he needs to get the Delhi establishment to play ball.

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  • Indian soldiers
    Op-Ed Indian Express May 5, 2015
    The Great Game Folio: Mukherjee in Russia

    The Indian armed forces played a decisive role in winning the two World Wars. But national amnesia about India’s role in the two wars tended to diminish the subcontinent’s massive contributions to the shaping of the 20th century international order.

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  • Indian and Nepali Leaders
    Op-Ed Indian Express April 28, 2015
    Chinese Takeaway: Nepal Challenge

    Although Kathmandu is currently being flooded with media and relief teams from around the world, the cameras will soon leave Nepal. But India must stick around for the long haul.

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  • Op-Ed Indian Express April 27, 2015
    More Modestly, With Kabul

    Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to New Delhi offers an opportunity for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to recalibrate India’s Afghan policy toward greater realism and more modest goals.

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  • Op-Ed Indian Express April 21, 2015
    The Great Game Folio: China in Bandung

    If Chinese President Xi Jinping’s two-day visit to Pakistan was about celebrating Beijing’s friendship, his presence at Bandung, Indonesia is likely to see an assertion of the Chinese claim to leadership in Asia.

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  • Modi and Xi
    Op-Ed Indian Express April 20, 2015
    Reimagining the Triangle

    Chinese President Xi’s travel to Islamabad, coming three weeks before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China, raises interesting questions about New Delhi’s changing approach towards Beijing.

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  • Washington October 24, 2012
    Samudra Manthan: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific

    Despite the huge differences in the current naval capabilities of China, India, and the United States, the three countries are locked in a triangular struggle destined to mold the future Indo-Pacific.

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