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).

 

  • Afghan fighter
    Op-Ed Indian Express December 17, 2014
    Chinese Takeaway: Beijing’s Afghan Role

    As the American occupation of Afghanistan comes to an end, China is getting ready to play a significant role in a country that has seen many great powers bite the dust.

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  • Indian Flag
    Op-Ed Indian Express December 15, 2014
    Modi’s Diplomacy: Yoga, Democracy, and India’s Soft Power

    The United Nations General Assembly recently declared an annual International Day of Yoga. This small step underlines the immense possibilities for projecting India’s soft power under Modi.

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  • Afghanistan Patrol
    Op-Ed Indian Express December 12, 2014
    Afghanistan: The Great Game Folio

    Partition has given Pakistan the power to disrupt Afghanistan, but not enough to construct a stable order. This tragic story of the Great Game is unlikely to change in 2015.

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  • Statue
    Op-Ed Indian Express December 3, 2014
    Chinese Takeaway: Modi’s Buddhism

    In his outreach to leaders in the subcontinent and Asia, from Nepal to Japan and China to Myanmar, Modi has projected Buddhism as one of India’s bridges to these nations.

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  • Dhaka Traffic
    Op-Ed Indian Express December 1, 2014
    Dhaka Boundary Settlement: Narendra Modi Bites the Bullet

    Constructing a border of cooperation with Bangladesh should liberate India from one of the major geopolitical constraints imposed on it by the Partition of Bengal.

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  • Cargo Ships
    Op-Ed Indian Express November 29, 2014
    States and the SAARC

    Pakistan’s ambivalence towards economic integration and the minimal gains from the South Asian summit in Kathmandu need not necessarily be a setback to India’s agenda for regionalism.

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  • Indian Rally
    Op-Ed Indian Express November 26, 2014
    The Great Game Folio

    A strategy of positive unilateralism would allow Modi to push South Asia a little faster toward long overdue regional integration.

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  • Indian PM Modi and Nepalese PM Koirala
    Op-Ed Indian Express November 24, 2014
    Modi in Nepal: Religion and Diplomacy

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision not to travel to three important religious places in Nepal and to limit his visit to Kathmandu, which is hosting the South Asian summit, has disappointed many on either side of the border.

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  • PM Modi at the White House
    Op-Ed Indian Express November 23, 2014
    Why PM Narendra Modi's Invite to Obama Marks a Watershed in India-U.S. Ties

    Modi’s decision to invite Obama to India, and the American president’s acceptance, reveal the mutual understanding level between two leaders.

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  • Indian PM Modi at a rally
    Op-Ed Indian Express November 22, 2014
    Not So Easy to Act East

    Through his visit across the eastern seas, Modi affirmed that India under the NDA government has entered a new era of economic development, industrialization, and trade.

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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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