South Asia

 
  • Op-Ed
    Chinese Takeaway: Modi and Jokowi
    C. Raja Mohan October 22, 2014 Indian Express

    There are good reasons why Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi should start paying serious attention to the new Indonesian president, Joko Widodo.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Iran and India’s Road to Afghanistan
    C. Raja Mohan October 20, 2014 Indian Express

    Delhi and Tehran see the Chabahar port as a means to improve their geopolitical leverage with Pakistan and pursue their common interest in providing Central Asia alternative routes to the Indian Ocean.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Great Game Folio: Russia Hugs China
    C. Raja Mohan October 17, 2014 Indian Express

    As Russia embraces China to relieve the pressures from the West, India’s room for geopolitical maneuver in Asia and beyond is bound to shrink.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Pro-Business or Pro-Consumer?
    Milan Vaishnav, Suyash Rai October 13, 2014 Live Mint

    Modi has repeatedly stated that government should not be in the business of business, but when policy issues demand difficult trade-offs, will the Indian government side with business or consumers?

     
  • Op-Ed
    Modi in the USA
    Milan Vaishnav, Maroof Raza October 9, 2014 Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

    The prime minister’s primary objective in the United States was to make the pitch that India is once again a hospitable environment for investment.

     
  • Op-Ed
    A New Panchsheel
    C. Raja Mohan October 9, 2014 Indian Express

    It is one thing for Modi to say India needs to be more practical in dealing with the outside world. It is entirely another to get his ministerial colleagues and the bureaucracy to act on that basis in a sustained manner.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Chinese Takeaway: Not So Coy
    C. Raja Mohan October 8, 2014 Indian Express

    Modi's reference to the South China Sea says more about India’s changing political attitude than its policy towards the maritime territorial disputes between Beijing and its Asian neighbours.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Second Chance
    C. Raja Mohan October 6, 2014 Eurasia Review

    If the expansive agenda unveiled by Modi and Obama is matched by bureaucratic purposefulness in Delhi and Washington, India and America have a second chance at building a strategic partnership of considerable consequence.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Other Saffron
    Christophe Jaffrelot October 6, 2014 Indian Express

    Yogi Adityanath, a polarizing BJP member of parliament, will play a prominent role if the party’s electoral rhetoric shifts from development to sectarian issues.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Modi and the Middle East: Towards a Link West Policy
    C. Raja Mohan October 5, 2014 Indian Express

    While continuing to engage with East and South East Asia, Indian Prime Minister Modi is ‘Linking West’ to increase India’s ties to the Middle East.

     
  • Event
    Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism
    Moisés Naím, Milan Vaishnav, Louise Shelley October 22, 2014 Washington, DC

    The entangled threat of crime, corruption, and terrorism remain important security challenges in the twenty-first century.

     
  • Event
    Modi’s Transformative Moment?
    Christophe Jaffrelot, Milan Vaishnav October 17, 2014 Washington, DC

    The first 100 days of a new government can be tumultuous as power shifts hands and leaders make dramatic decisions. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thus far proceeded in a more nuanced fashion, making an assessment of his first four months in office more complicated.

     
  • Event
    The End of Convergence?
    Uri Dadush, Vikram Nehru, Carl Dahlman October 15, 2014 Washington, DC

    Convergence, the narrowing of the income gap between poor and rich countries, is one of the great stories of our time. A recent report shows that convergence has slowed in recent years, and that productivity in developing countries is not rising rapidly enough in key sectors.

     
  • Event
    Asian Poverty: The Untold Story
    Shang-Jin Wei, Vikram Nehru October 9, 2014 Washington, DC

    According to the World Bank’s standard poverty measure, one in five Asians live in extreme poverty. However, a recent Asian Development Bank (ADB) report, asserts that this standard measure does not capture the true extent of extreme poverty in the region.

     
  • Event
    India First: Modi’s Approach to Foreign Policy
    Frederic Grare, Samir Saran September 24, 2014 Washington, DC

    While Prime Minister Modi has been able to instil a certain energy and purpose in Delhi, some key domestic imperatives and his own personal preferences are beginning to define India’s global play.

     
  • Event
    Senator John McCain on Strengthening U.S.-India Relations
    Ashley J. Tellis, John McCain September 9, 2014 Washington, DC

    Senator John McCain recently visited India and was the first high-level U.S. government official to meet with Prime Minister Modi.

     
  • Event
    Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army’s Way of War
    Ashley J. Tellis, Frederic Grare, C. Christine Fair September 4, 2014 Washington, DC

    Pakistan’s army has locked the country in an enduring rivalry with India to revise the maps in Kashmir and to resist India’s slow but inevitable rise. To prosecute these dangerous policies, the army employs non-state actors under the security of its ever-expanding nuclear umbrella.

     
  • Event
    India’s New Growth Story: Revitalizing U.S.-India Relations
    Ajay Shriram, Naushad Forbes, Chandrajit Banerjee, Vikram Kirloskar, Jessica Tuchman Mathews July 25, 2014 Washington, DC

    India recently witnessed watershed election result and expectations are high for the policy initiatives emerging from New Delhi.

     
  • Event
    Tariq Fatemi on Pakistan’s Vision for Regional Peace, Prosperity, and Economic Development
    Frederic Grare, Tariq Fatemi July 21, 2014 Washington, DC

    South Asia’s future remains clouded with uncertainty. The upcoming U.S. exit from Afghanistan, the radicalization across the region, and persisting political rivalries continue to impede regional growth and economic integration.

     
  • Event
    The Resurgence of the Taliban
    Hassan Abbas, Frederic Grare July 16, 2014 Washington, DC

    In autumn 2001, U.S. and NATO troops were deployed to Afghanistan to unseat the Taliban rulers. Yet, despite a more than decade-long attempt to eradicate them, the Taliban has endured—regrouping and reestablishing themselves as a significant insurgent movement.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Eurasia and the ASEM Summit
    Richard Youngs October 23, 2014

    It would be a stretch to think that ASEM can foster any kind of benign diplomatic triangle between the EU, Russia, and Asian powers. However, ASEM may survive as an interesting mix of debating club, retreat and venue for bilateral meetings.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Chinese Takeaway: Modi and Jokowi
    C. Raja Mohan October 22, 2014 Indian Express

    There are good reasons why Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi should start paying serious attention to the new Indonesian president, Joko Widodo.

     
  • Event
    Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism
    Moisés Naím, Milan Vaishnav, Louise Shelley October 22, 2014 Washington, DC

    The entangled threat of crime, corruption, and terrorism remain important security challenges in the twenty-first century.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Iran and India’s Road to Afghanistan
    C. Raja Mohan October 20, 2014 Indian Express

    Delhi and Tehran see the Chabahar port as a means to improve their geopolitical leverage with Pakistan and pursue their common interest in providing Central Asia alternative routes to the Indian Ocean.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Great Game Folio: Russia Hugs China
    C. Raja Mohan October 17, 2014 Indian Express

    As Russia embraces China to relieve the pressures from the West, India’s room for geopolitical maneuver in Asia and beyond is bound to shrink.

     
  • Event
    Modi’s Transformative Moment?
    Christophe Jaffrelot, Milan Vaishnav October 17, 2014 Washington, DC

    The first 100 days of a new government can be tumultuous as power shifts hands and leaders make dramatic decisions. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thus far proceeded in a more nuanced fashion, making an assessment of his first four months in office more complicated.

     
  • Event
    The End of Convergence?
    Uri Dadush, Vikram Nehru, Carl Dahlman October 15, 2014 Washington, DC

    Convergence, the narrowing of the income gap between poor and rich countries, is one of the great stories of our time. A recent report shows that convergence has slowed in recent years, and that productivity in developing countries is not rising rapidly enough in key sectors.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The West Should Not Reject Russia’s Assistance in Afghanistan
    Petr Topychkanov October 14, 2014

    If common sense prevails and the West resumes its cooperation with Russia, the consolidated response to security threats in Afghanistan will be far more effective than the current disjointed efforts by various countries.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Pro-Business or Pro-Consumer?
    Milan Vaishnav, Suyash Rai October 13, 2014 Live Mint

    Modi has repeatedly stated that government should not be in the business of business, but when policy issues demand difficult trade-offs, will the Indian government side with business or consumers?

     
  • Op-Ed
    Modi in the USA
    Milan Vaishnav, Maroof Raza October 9, 2014 Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

    The prime minister’s primary objective in the United States was to make the pitch that India is once again a hospitable environment for investment.

     

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Carnegie Experts on South Asia

  • Muthiah Alagappa
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Alagappa, a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program, was the first holder of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in international studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His research focuses primarily on Asian security, the political legitimacy of governments, civil society and political change, and the political role of the military in Asia.

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  • Neha Ansari
    Visiting Researcher
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Neha Ansari is a visiting researcher in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. Her research focuses on South Asia, particularly strategic relations between Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

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  • Sarah Chayes
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    South Asia Program

    Chayes, formerly special adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is an expert in South Asia policy, kleptocracy and anticorruption, and civil-military relations.

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  • Toby Dalton
    Co-director
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Dalton is the co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. An expert on nonproliferation and nuclear energy, his research focuses on cooperative nuclear security initiatives and the management of nuclear challenges in South Asia and East 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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  • Evan A. Feigenbaum
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Feigenbaum’s work focuses principally on China and India, geopolitics in Asia, and the role of the United States in East, Central, and South Asia. His previous positions include deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia, and member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific.

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  • Frederic Grare
    Director and Senior Associate
    South Asia Program

    Grare is senior associate and director of 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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  • Oz Hassan
    Visiting Scholar
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Hassan is one of the United Kingdom’s foremost authorities on democracy promotion and democracy assistance programs and a leading scholar on U.S. foreign policy.

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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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  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews
    President

    Mathews is president of the Carnegie Endowment. Before her appointment in 1997, her career included posts in both the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the nonprofit arena, and in journalism and science policy.

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  • 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.

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  • Nathaniel Myers
    Visiting Scholar

    Nathaniel Myers is a visiting scholar in Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule of Law program. His research focuses on the intersection of American foreign assistance and foreign policy.

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  • Vikram Nehru
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program
    Bakrie Chair in Southeast Asian Studies

    Nehru is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. An expert on development economics, growth, poverty reduction, debt sustainability, governance, and the performance and prospects of East Asia, his research focuses on the economic, political, and strategic issues confronting Asia, particularly Southeast Asia.

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  • George Perkovich
    Vice President for Studies

    Perkovich’s research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, with a concentration on South Asia, Iran, and the problem of justice in the international political economy.

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  • David Rothkopf
    Visiting Scholar

    Rothkopf, author of the recent book Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead, served as deputy undersecretary of commerce for international trade policy in the Clinton administration.

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  • Tamanna Salikuddin
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Salikuddin was director for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the U.S. National Security Council from 2011 to 2013.

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  • Paul Schulte
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program and Carnegie Europe

    Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program and at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and their political implications.

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  • Stephen Tankel
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Tankel is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment, where his research focuses on insurgency, terrorism, and the evolution of nonstate armed groups.

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  • 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.

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  • Petr Topychkanov
    Associate
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.

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  • Milan Vaishnav
    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.

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  • Bernd von Muenchow-Pohl
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Von Muenchow-Pohl is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s South Asia Program, where his work focuses on Indian domestic, foreign, and economic policy.

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