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    • Blockchain for Property: A Roll Out Road Map for India

      In the absence of digital literacy, broadband penetration, and access to smart phones and computers by a majority of the population of the country, the entire process for land registry cannot only be performed on a blockchain platform.

      • Op-Ed

      Raja Mandala: Saudi Arabia and the Ghosts of 1979

      The ideas of religious moderation and social modernization have been steadily pushed on the defensive in the four decades since 1979. Any effort to reverse 1979, therefore, must be welcomed in the Subcontinent.

      • Op-Ed

      Three Economists Went Around India Asking: Do You Call Yourself Middle Class?

      • Milan Vaishnav, Neelanjan Sircar, Devesh Kapur
      • November 24, 2017
      • Print

      The emergence of the Indian middle class has received much attention, but there’s no one authoritative way of defining what it means to be middle class.

      • Op-Ed

      Raja Mandala: New Ripples in the Oceans

      Looking beyond the traditional areas of high-technology and defence cooperation, and the more recent focus on global mitigation of climate change, New Delhi and Paris appear ready to lend a strong regional dimension to their strategic partnership.

      • Op-Ed

      Nuclear Stability, Conventional Instability: North Korea and the Lessons from Pakistan

      India and Pakistan’s behavior after both countries acquired nuclear weapons provides some context for North Korea's nuclear strategy and rationale.

      • Op-Ed

      Gujarat Model?

      The “Gujarat model” of investment—characterized by efforts to generate growth by attracting investors—has failed to turn investment into jobs. This economic failure may have implications for the BJP’s continued dominance in the state.

      • Op-Ed

      Beware the Robotic Empire

      Given the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) in the coming years, India must keep a wary eye on Chinese developments in this field, and develop its own strategic vision of how AI technologies can be harnessed to advance its interests.

      • India and the Resurrection of the Quad

        As he seeks a say in defining the agenda of the quadrilateral security dialogue with Japan, the United States, and Australia, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is heralding his country’s self-confident pursuit of enlightened self-interest with all the major powers.

        • Op-Ed

        Has Trump Any Real Option in Afghanistan?

        The Trump administration’s strategy in Afghanistan can at best preserve the Afghan regime, share the financial burden with its partners, and mitigate Pakistan’s interference.

        • Strategic Europe

        Judy Asks: Is NATO Stuck in Afghanistan?

        A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

      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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        Muthiah Alagappa
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        Asia Program
        Alagappa, a nonresident senior fellow 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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        Bilal Baloch
        Visiting Fellow
        Bilal Baloch is a visiting fellow at Carnegie India where his research focuses on the political economy of government behavior in India and other developing democracies.
      • expert thumbnail - Blanc
        Jarrett Blanc
        Senior Fellow
        Geoeconomics and Strategy Program
        Jarrett Blanc is a senior fellow in the Geoeconomics and Strategy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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        Frances Z. Brown
        Fellow
        Democracy and Rule of Law Program
        Frances Z. Brown is a fellow with Carnegie’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program, where she researches stabilization, state building, democratization, drivers of conflict, and local governance in fragile states.
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        Katherine Charlet
        Director
        Technology and International Affairs Program
        Katherine Charlet is the inaugural director of Carnegie’s Technology and International Affairs Program.
      • 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 - Dalton
        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 work addresses regional security challenges and the evolution of the global nuclear order.
      • expert thumbnail - Feigenbaum
        Evan A. Feigenbaum
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        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.
      • expert thumbnail - Ghattas
        Kim Ghattas
        Senior Visiting Fellow
        Kim Ghattas is a senior visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she is focused on writing a book about the impact of the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia on the wider region since 1979.
      • 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 - Hamilton
        Maxwell J. Hamilton
        Visiting Scholar
        Geoeconomics and Strategy Program
        Maxwell J. Hamilton is a visiting scholar in the Geoeconomics and Strategy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
      • 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 - Mathews
        Jessica Tuchman Mathews
        Distinguished Fellow
        Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years.
      • expert thumbnail - Misra
        R.K. Misra
        Nonresident Scholar
        Carnegie India
        R.K. Misra is a nonresident scholar at Carnegie India. Based in Bangalore, he will drive Carnegie India’s Technology Forum Initiative and engage with technology innovators and policymakers.
      • expert thumbnail - Mohan
        C. Raja Mohan
        Director
        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 - Nakhle
        Carole Nakhle
        Nonresident Scholar
        Middle East Center
        Nakhle is a nonresident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center, specializing in international petroleum contracts and fiscal regimes for the oil and gas industry, world oil and gas market developments, energy policy, and oil and gas revenue management.
      • expert thumbnail - Narang
        Vipin Narang
        Nonresident Scholar
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Vipin Narang is a nonresident scholar in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
      • expert thumbnail - Padmanabhan
        Ananth Padmanabhan
        Fellow
        Carnegie India
        Ananth Padmanabhan is a fellow at Carnegie India, based in New Delhi. His primary research focus is technology, regulation, and public policy, and the intersection of these three fields within the Indian context.
      • 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.
      • expert thumbnail - Rothkopf
        David Rothkopf
        Visiting Scholar
        David Rothkopf is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment as well as the former CEO and editor in chief of the FP Group.
      • expert thumbnail - Ryu
        Rexon Ryu
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        Ryu is a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he leads an initiative focused on the intersection of diplomacy, technology, and innovation.
      • 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
        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.
      • expert thumbnail - Topychkanov
        Petr Topychkanov
        Fellow
        Nonproliferation Program
        Moscow Center
        Topychkanov is a fellow in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.
      • expert thumbnail - Vaishnav
        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 - West
        Tom West
        Nonresident Scholar
        South Asia Program
        Tom West is a nonresident scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an associate vice president at the Cohen Group.
      • expert thumbnail - Xavier
        Constantino Xavier
        Fellow
        Carnegie India
        Constantino Xavier is a fellow at Carnegie India, based in New Delhi. His research focus is on India’s foreign policy, with emphasis on relations with its neighboring countries and South Asian regional security.
      • 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.

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