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).

  • 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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  • Indian Flag
    Op-Ed Indian Express April 14, 2015
    The Great Game Folio

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada should help rejuvenate an important relationship that has long been neglected in New Delhi.

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  • Indian PM Narendra Modi
    Op-Ed Eurasia Review April 9, 2015
    Modi’s American Engagement: Discarding the Defensive Mindset

    By encouraging a basic change in the way that India thinks about the United States and America’s place in India’s engagement with the world, Modi has turned out to be rather different from his predecessors.

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  • Merkel and Hollande
    Op-Ed Indian Express April 9, 2015
    Modi and the Middle Powers

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France, Germany, and Canada should help New Delhi consolidate three of India’s very special relationships.

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  • PLA troops
    Op-Ed Indian Express April 7, 2015
    Chinese Takeaway: Yemen Evacuation

    Both China and India have significant populations living beyond their national borders. They have found that extricating compatriots from zones of conflict or natural disasters has become a recurring challenge.

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  • Iranian Flag and Missile
    Op-Ed Indian Express April 2, 2015
    Look Again at the Middle East

    As the United States ends its combat role in Afghanistan, strategic cooperation with Iran has become absolutely critical for securing India’s interests in Afghanistan and Central Asia.

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  • Yemeni Soldiers
    Op-Ed Indian Express March 31, 2015
    The Great Game Folio: Pakistan in Yemen

    Islamabad is under pressure from Saudi Arabia to join military operations against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, but there is little popular support in Pakistan for jumping into a sectarian war.

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  • Yemeni protesters
    Op-Ed Indian Express March 28, 2015
    India and the Civil War in Yemen

    India can’t secure its multiple interests in the Middle East without a much greater political engagement with all of the contending forces in the region.

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  • 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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  • 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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