The writer is director, Carnegie India, and the consulting editor on foreign affairs for 'The Indian Express'. Before his association with The Indian Express began in 2004, Raja Mohan worked for The Hindu as its Washington correspondent and Strategic Affairs Editor. He was a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. In his academic avatar, Raja Mohan has been professor of South Asian Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. As a think tanker, he worked at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. He is on the editorial board of various international affairs journals and is affiliated with the Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore; the Lowy Institute, Sydney; and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC. He is the author, most recently, of Samudra Manthan: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific.
India is not alone in confronting the problems with Chinese power. But Delhi’s task is a lot more complicated.
Rapprochement between Washington and Pyongyang could denuclearise the Korean peninsula, rearrange security in East Asia.
Alliance with Paris promises stability in Eurasia and Indo-Pacific as Delhi recalibrates ties with Moscow.
Afghan president’s search for reconciliable elements within the Taliban could intensify divisions in the country’s ruling coalition.
India has the resources and agency to alter strategic equations in the region. Delhi must play its cards wisely.
His indulgence towards Sikh separatists threatens the bilateral relationship with India.
Awareness of Iran’s domestic politics, its involvement in multiple conflicts of the Middle East, must inform Delhi’s engagement
Delhi must come to terms with a changing Middle East and the opportunities it presents
Fixing other people’s problems is never easy. But it is a burden of major powers, especially in their region
As India seeks to build on its natural advantages in Indian Ocean, it could look back to its own past for lessons on how to navigate the difficulties.
Discussions between PM Modi and ASEAN leaders must focus on expanding security cooperation with South East Asia.
Pragmatism, not political pieties from the right or left, should determine India’s engagements with Israel and the Middle East.
With Trump administration testing the limits of coercive diplomacy, he must choose between handing in terrorists or facing America’s wrath.
India, Russia must focus on realistic cooperation wherever possible, manage the inevitable differences
India must pay more attention to the ties that bind it to its neighbours.
If the past protests in Iran called for a reformation of the Islamic Republic established in 1979, some of the current slogans are calling for its overthrow. While few expect the protests to succeed, the legitimacy of the Islamic revolution is being challenged for the first time.
US National Security Strategy emphasises need to attract the brilliant and the bold. America will not close its borders to Indian talent, if Delhi aligns itself with Washington’s economic interests.
Delhi needs to build significant capabilities to counter cyber threats at home and abroad.
Both sides now acknowledge the problems of the relationship. Steps must be taken to address core issues, post Doklam.
New Delhi’s engagement with several nations signals a maturing of foreign policy in keeping with its changing interests in a multipolar world.
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