South Asia

    • Op-Ed

    BRICS and Walls

    The contradictions between India’s policies vis-à-vis Pakistan and the United States and its membership of the BRICS, a grouping dominated by Russia and China, were visible at the BRICS summit in Goa.

    • The EU-India Partnership: The Case for Greater Security Convergence

      • Constantino Xavier, Vassilis Ntousas
      • October 20, 2016
      • Foundation for European Progressive Studies

      The European Union and India have developed a mature strategic partnership over the years, but the relationship now faces several challenges as Brussels begins to looks inwards and New Delhi to the United States and also eastwards.

      • Op-Ed

      Raja Mandala: Power and Principle

      The rapid rise of Beijing relative to New Delhi has begun to have a powerful impact on India’s regional environment in the subcontinent and beyond.

      • Op-Ed

      BRICS Summit: Putin, Xi, Modi

      BRICS may have passed the moment of peak solidarity. The challenge now is to manage the growing differences among them.

      • Op-Ed

      Hindutva’s ‘Purification’ Drive

      Arguments for “purification” through “nationalization” are redundant in the case of Indian Muslims. They have always looked to local sites and the land of their saints as their holy land.

      • Op-Ed

      Raja Mandala: Bay of Bengal’s Glad Tidings

      If the collapse of the SAARC summit in Islamabad has made the consideration of alternatives an immediate imperative, the enthusiasm of Sri Lanka’s prime minister for Bay of Bengal regionalism may provide a way forward.

      • Op-Ed

      Pakistan’s Terror Problem and the Demise of Hope

      U.S. policy toward Pakistan has cost the lives of soldiers and undermined the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Unfortunately, it will most likely take a major terrorist attack to change this policy.

      • Op-Ed

      Deep Military Cooperation Between Russia and Pakistan Threatens Delhi

      Russia's recent military exercises with Pakistan showed that Moscow still views many international issues through the prism of its relations with the U.S. Such a position might put Russia-India relations at risk.

      • Op-Ed

      Raja Mandala: Breaking the Panipat Syndrome

      With India’s relations with Pakistan entering a period of turbulence, Afghanistan could acquire an unusual prominence in India’s regional strategy.

      • Op-Ed

      Breaking Out of the Box

      A more complex phase in the long-standing conflict between India and Pakistan has begun. Modi must retain strong control over the inevitable escalation that will unfold and sustain relentless pressure on Rawalpindi’s political vulnerabilities.

    Carnegie Experts on
    South Asia

    • expert thumbnail - Chayes
      Sarah Chayes
      Senior Associate
      Democracy and Rule of Law Program
      South Asia Program
      Sarah Chayes is internationally recognized for her innovative thinking on corruption and its implications. Her work explores how severe corruption can help prompt such crises as terrorism, revolutions and their violent aftermaths, and environmental degradation.
    • expert thumbnail - Dorronsoro
      Gilles Dorronsoro
      Nonresident Scholar
      South Asia Program
      Dorronsoro’s research focuses on security and political development in Afghanistan. He was a professor of political science at the Sorbonne in Paris and the Institute of Political Studies of Rennes.
    • expert thumbnail - Grare
      Frederic Grare
      Nonresident Senior Associate
      South Asia Program
      Grare is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s South Asia Program. His research focuses on security issues and democratization in India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Previously, he led the Asia bureau at the Directorate for Strategic Affairs in the French Ministry of Defense.
    • expert thumbnail - Jaffrelot
      Christophe Jaffrelot
      Nonresident Scholar
      South Asia Program
      Jaffrelot’s core research focuses on theories of nationalism and democracy, mobilization of the lower castes and Dalits (ex-untouchables) in India, the Hindu nationalist movement, and ethnic conflicts in Pakistan.
    • expert thumbnail - Mohan
      C. Raja Mohan
      Carnegie India
      A leading analyst of India’s foreign policy, Mohan is also an expert on South Asian security, great-power relations in Asia, and arms control.
    • expert thumbnail - Perkovich
      George Perkovich
      Vice President for Studies
      Perkovich works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues, and on South Asian security.
    • expert thumbnail - Shah
      Aqil Shah
      Nonresident Scholar
      South Asia Program
      Aqil Shah is a nonresident scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    • expert thumbnail - Tellis
      Ashley J. Tellis
      Senior Associate
      South Asia Program
      Tellis is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues.
    • expert thumbnail - Vaishnav
      Milan Vaishnav
      Senior Associate
      South Asia Program
      Vaishnav’s primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption, ethnic politics, governance and state capacity, election finance, and distributive politics.
    • expert thumbnail - Yang
      Xiaoping Yang
      Visiting Scholar
      South Asia Program
      Yang Xiaoping is a visiting scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

    About the Program

    Carneige India The Carnegie South Asia Program informs policy debates relating to the region’s security, economy, and political development. From the war in Afghanistan to Pakistan’s internal dynamics to U.S. engagement with India, the Program’s renowned team of experts offer in-depth analysis derived from their unique access to the people and places defining South Asia’s most critical challenges.

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