South Asia

    • Report

    Are India-Pakistan Peace Talks Worth a Damn?

    International calls for bilateral engagement are actually counterproductive because they embolden Pakistan to persist in a fruitless strategy of coercion.

    • Event

    China-India Relations: The Untold Story

    This summer’s standoff between the Chinese and Indian militaries at Doklam has revived the troubled but fascinating history of relations between the world’s two most populous nations.

    • Op-Ed

    Raja Mandala: From Naysayer to Leader

    As old ideological divisions break down at the United Nations, New Delhi should take the lead in promoting practical solutions to international challenges, remembering that multilateralism is not an end in itself, but a means to pursue India’s national interests.

    • Op-Ed

    The Case for Alliance

    Relations between India and Japan have transformed over the past few years, in part due the rapid rise of China and growing uncertainty over the future U.S. role in Asia.

    • Event

    India’s Wars

    • Ashley J. Tellis, Arjun Subramaniam, John Gill
    • September 14, 2017
    • Washington, DC

    Seventy years after gaining independence, India is poised to consolidate its dominance in South Asia.

    • Op-Ed

    The Picture After Doklam Stand-Off

    The recent stand-off in Doklam must be viewed from a long-term, strategic perspective that accounts for the challenges and opportunities posed to India by China, Russia, the United States, and its other Asian neighbors.

    • Op-Ed

    Raja Mandala: Inflection Point in Kabul

    New Delhi’s increased strategic engagement with Kabul is a break with past policies and will enhance India’s influence in the region.

    • Op-Ed

    India’s “Like-Minded” Partnerships to Counter China in South Asia

    India is increasingly seeking partnerships with like-minded countries with similar foreign policy goals, looking beyond the scope of South Asia to counter China’s looming influence in the region.

    • Op-Ed

    For BJP and Modi Government, Dominance and Doubt in an Uncomfortable Embrace

    Unable to campaign on the economic growth it had expected, the BJP is crafting an alternative narrative for 2019 emphasizing economic stability, efforts to curb black money, and the absence of high-level corruption.

    • Op-Ed

    Degrees of Separation

    The growing international perception of India as a rising power is one of the factors fueling an increased interest in India’s foreign policy.

Carnegie Experts on
South Asia

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    Cara Abercrombie
    Visiting Scholar
    South Asia Program
    Cara Abercrombie is a visiting scholar with Carnegie’s South Asia Program. She focuses on U.S. security interests in Asia, particularly opportunities for greater U.S.-India defense cooperation.
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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
    Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Chair
    Vice President for Studies
    Perkovich works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues; cyberconflict; and new approaches to international public-private management of strategic technologies.
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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.
  • expert thumbnail - Tellis
    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
    Director and Senior Fellow
    South Asia Program
    Vaishnav’s primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption and governance, state capacity, distributive politics, and electoral behavior.
  • 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

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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