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 and Chinese Soldiers
    Op-Ed Indian Express March 23, 2015
    Redoing India-China Sums

    The first round of boundary talks with China under the Narendra Modi government is an opportunity for New Delhi to explore the territorial compromises necessary to resolve the longstanding dispute.

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  • Indian Missile
    Op-Ed Indian Express March 17, 2015
    The Great Game Folio: How to Intervene

    India has learned to carefully navigate between the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of its neighbors and the need to manage the indivisible nature of the subcontinent’s security.

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  • Indian warship
    Op-Ed Indian Express March 12, 2015
    Narendra Modi and the Ocean: Maritime Power and Responsibility

    Narendra Modi has made up for lost time in Mauritius when he outlined a comprehensive framework for India as a maritime power.

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  • Indian Ocean
    Op-Ed Indian Express March 11, 2015
    Modi’s Sagar Mala

    As he travels across the Indian Ocean this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biggest challenge is not countering China. His real problem is in Delhi, afflicted by a condition called continentalism, which has proved rather difficult to overcome.

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  • Chinese road
    Op-Ed Indian Express March 10, 2015
    Silk Road Focus: Chinese Takeaway

    Given its enduring impact on India and its neighborhood, responding to China’s Silk Road initiative is a major challenge for Indian foreign policy.

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  • Pakistani and Saudi leaders
    Op-Ed Indian Express March 5, 2015
    Nawaz Sharif in Saudi Arabia: Pakistan’s Leverage in the Gulf

    Squeezed between the Sunni extremism of the Islamic State on the one hand and the rising political clout of the Shia Iran on the other, the Saudis are apparently eager to cash in their many IOUs in Pakistan.

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  • Indian policeman in Kashmir
    Op-Ed Indian Express March 4, 2015
    The Great Game Folio: Kashmir Gambit

    If the Modi government can change the external dimension to Jammu and Kashmir for the better, it could create a conducive environment for the ambitious internal agenda for development articulated by the BJP and PDP.

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  • Pakistani mosque
    Op-Ed Indian Express March 3, 2015
    Northwest Turbulence

    Having suspended talks with Islamabad last August, the Indian government needed a diplomatic device to renew the engagement with Pakistan.

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  • Train
    Op-Ed Indian Express February 25, 2015
    Chinese Takeaway: Railway Lessons

    As the Indian government presents the rail budget, it is worth reflecting on the growing gap between the Indian railway system and that of its Asian peer, China.

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  • PLAN Personnel
    Op-Ed Indian Express February 21, 2015
    The Great Folio: Defense Diplomacy

    Military diplomacy has acquired much greater salience in China’s international relations in recent years.

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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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