South Asia

    • Op-Ed

    Emerging Frontiers for India-Russia Ties

    • Sharanya Rajiv, R. Shashank Reddy
    • May 22, 2017
    • Live Mint

    The Indo-Russian relationship is one of the few long-standing successes of Indian diplomacy. Both nations must pay greater attention to emerging technologies that can push the relationship forward.

    • Op-Ed

    Designing Cybersecurity for the Financial Sector

    India's proposed Computer Emergency Response Team for Finance can help address gaps in the cybersecurity framework, including talent-building, digital literacy, and better information flow.

    • Op-Ed

    India and the Arabian Spectacle: Donald Trump and the Sunni Summit

    As Trump generates a new round political turbulence in India’s western neighborhood, India must embark on a more activist policy in the Middle East that goes beyond its hollow rhetoric.

    • Crooks Win Votes

      In India, candidates with a criminal record have a higher rate than clean candidates. Parties nominate criminals at least partially because they win.

      • The U.S.-India Relationship Under Trump and Modi

        The future of the U.S.-India relationship under Trump and Modi is unclear, but both countries should move beyond irritants that divide them and instead focus on practical cooperation.

        • Weak Public Institutions Behind India’s Low State Capacity

          • Milan Vaishnav, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Devesh Kapur
          • May 15, 2017
          • Livemint

          As India’s challenges mount, the need for institutional reform is vital if the country is to build and sustain an Indian state for the 21st century.

          • Op-Ed

          Over to the Vigilante

          The shrinking of police forces in India has resulted in some state governments contracting out the enforcement of law and order to vigilantes.

          • Op-Ed

          A Sacred Geography

          Prime Minister Narendra Modi can rebuild India’s relationship with Sri Lanka by reclaiming their shared spiritual heritage and acknowledging the country’s leadership role in Asia and the Indian Ocean.

          • Event

          Book Launch: Rethinking Public Institutions in India

          • Milan Vaishnav, Maitreyi Das, Joel Hellman, Devesh Kapur, Pratap Mehta
          • May 10, 2017
          • Washington, DC

          While a growing private sector and a vibrant civil society can help compensate for the shortcomings of India’s public sector, the state is—and will remain—indispensable in delivering basic governance.

          • Op-Ed

          Network Is the Key

          Indian and China would both benefit from regional connectivity. But New Delhi should debate the terms of each project, rather than saying “Yes” or “No” to the Belt and Road Initiative as a whole.

        Carnegie Experts on
        South Asia

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          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.
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          Frederic Grare
          Nonresident Senior Fellow
          South Asia Program
          Grare is a nonresident senior fellow 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.
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          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.
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          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.
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          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.
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          Ashley J. Tellis
          Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs
          Tellis holds the Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, specializing in international security and U.S. foreign and defense policy with a special focus on Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
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          Milan Vaishnav
          Senior Fellow
          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.
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          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

        Carnegie 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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