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 senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, a columnist on foreign affairs for the Indian Express, and an adjunct professor of South Asian studies at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is currently 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 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 Ocean
    Op-Ed Indian Express November 21, 2014
    Chinese Takeaway: Modi’s Indo-Pacific

    Modi’s decision to visit Fiji underlines the new commitment in New Delhi to bridging the gap between the potential and reality of Delhi’s reach in the Indo-Pacific.

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  • Indian Parliament
    Op-Ed Indian Express November 14, 2014
    Nehru at 125: The Great Game Folio

    Arguments in New Delhi about Jawaharlal Nehru probably say more about India’s contemporary politics than the achievements and failures of its first prime minister.

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  • Myanmar building
    Op-Ed Indian Express November 12, 2014
    Modi in Myanmar: Rebuilding the Historic Connections

    Modi has his work cut out for him in bridging the growing gap between the potential and reality of India’s partnership with Myanmar.

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  • Myanmar Parliament
    Op-Ed Indian Express November 12, 2014
    PM Narendra Modi in Myanmar: Rebuilding the Historic Connections

    Prime Minister Modi has his task cut out in bridging the growing gap between the potential and reality of India’s partnership with Myanmar.

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  • Indian PM Modi
    Op-Ed Indian Express November 11, 2014
    Summitry and Substance

    Modi should trust his own instincts rather than conform to the prevailing canon in the political class and the bureaucratic establishment on the issues to be discussed at the East Asian Summit and the G-20 meeting.

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  • India sunset
    Op-Ed Indian Express November 9, 2014
    India and the Middle East: Finding a New Balance

    While some might find India’s new approach to the Middle East somewhat disconcerting, the government of Narendra Modi is bringing pragmatism and transparency to India’s Middle East policy.

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  • Indian dancers
    Op-Ed Indian Express November 6, 2014
    Imagining Greater India

    Modi has a rare opportunity to tap into positive trends within the South Asian diaspora. An intensive engagement with the South Asian diaspora would be a valuable complement to Modi’s declared strategy of befriending neighbors.

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  • Chinese submarine
    Op-Ed Indian Express November 5, 2014
    Chinese Takeaway: Lanka Pit-Stop

    Statements from Colombo and Beijing on the frequent appearance of Chinese submarines and ships at Sri Lankan ports are likely to worsen New Delhi’s concerns rather than blunt them.

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  • Indian Ocean
    Op-Ed Indian Express November 2, 2014
    India’s Ocean Act: Sushma Swaraj Travels to Mauritius and Maldives

    Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s recent visits to Mauritius and Maldives should help Delhi recognize the urgency of getting its act together in the maritime neighborhood.

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  • Indian Warship
    Op-Ed Indian Express October 29, 2014
    The Great Game Folio

    With Xi’s determination to expand China’s defense cooperation with Sri Lanka and Colombo backing his Maritime Silk Road initiative, Modi can no longer ignore concerns about Beijing’s role there.

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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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  • April 28, 2014 Washington, DC 中文
    India’s Post-Election Foreign Policy

    While there will soon be a new government in New Delhi, India’s foreign policy challenges promise to remain more or less constant.

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  • March 21, 2014 Beijing 中文
    Samudra Manthan: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific

    China’s growing maritime presence in the Indian Ocean and India’s increasing sea interactions in East Asia is shifting the focus of Sino-Indian bilateral relations from land to sea.

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  • May 1, 2013 Washington, DC
    The Strategic Environment in South Asia

    Over the next decade, the United States, China, and India will form a critical strategic triangle while the individual relationships of these three nations with ASEAN, Iran, and Pakistan will have significant regional and global implications.

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  • October 24, 2012 Washington, D.C. 中文
    Sino-Indian Maritime Rivalry

    Rising China and emerging India are becoming major maritime powers. As they build large navies to secure their growing interests, both nations are roiling the waters of the Indo-Pacific.

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  • November 14, 2011 Washington, D.C.
    The Great Indian Contradiction: Internal Crisis and External Dynamism

    The second term of the Indian government led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has encountered political turbulence and economic slowdown with no signs of the will to break out of a prolonged stasis at home, but shown a rare strategic purposefulness abroad.

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