South Asia

    • Op-Ed

    Let Justice Flow

    By investing in innovative “DigiProcedures,” the Indian court system can provide more rapid resolutions to disputes.

    • Op-Ed

    Criminal Politicians on the World Stage

    While there is still a lot of uncertainty in terms of how the elections in Uttar Pradesh will unfold, it is clear that criminal politicians will remain on the prowl.

    • Op-Ed

    Raja Mandala: Battling De-Globalization

    Without a deeper and dynamic three-way engagement between politics, business and science, India might find itself losing ground in the new era of de-globalization and technological transformation.

    • Op-Ed

    A Look at Why ‘Crime Pays’ in Indian Politics

    Where the government cannot carry out its sovereign responsibilities effectively and society is deeply divided along ethnic lines, many voters view strongmen as saviors.

    • Op-Ed

    Delhi, Tokyo, Canberra

    New coalitions like India, Japan and Australia will still lack sufficient weight to balance China on their own. But in developing an agency of its own and taking a larger share of the burden of Asian security, the India-Japan-Australia coalition will send strong messages to both China and the United States.

    • Op-Ed

    Looking After Leaping

    For those who read every line of India’s latest Economic Survey, the situation is alarming. For those who read in-between the lines, it is disturbing.

    • Voters Make “Strategic Choices” in Favor of Money and Muscle

      Like all politicians in India, candidates with criminal reputations also live and die at the ballot box. They are a byproduct of democratic practice.

      • Op-Ed

      Raja Mandala: It’s Not Just About H-1B

      An India that grows its domestic capabilities will be in a better position to address American concerns about jobs at home and benefit in turn from the current U.S. lead in most advanced technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology.

      • Op-Ed

      AI Rules: From Three to Twenty Three

      Given the pace of progress in AI development, the expanding scope for its application, and the growing intensity of the current research effort suggests that it may not be too soon to revisit and revise the Asimov commands on computing.

      • Op-Ed

      Arvind Kejriwal’s Rise and Early Missteps in National Politics

      Despite success in getting the issue of corruption on the national agenda in India, Arvind Kejriwal failed to get a bill that could actually enforce anti-corruption measures through government.

    Carnegie Experts on
    South Asia

    • expert thumbnail - Chayes
      Sarah Chayes
      Senior Fellow
      Democracy and Rule of Law 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 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.
    • 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 Fellow
      South Asia Program
      Tellis is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues.
    • expert thumbnail - Vaishnav
      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.
    • 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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