Monday, Dec 22, 2014

C. Raja Mohan

C. Raja Mohan is consulting editor on foreign affairs for The Indian Express and a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. Before his association with The Indian Express began in 2004, Raja Mohan worked for The Hindu as its Washington correspondent and Strategic Affairs Editor. 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.

Held back by Hindutva
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

Resurgent anti-modernism could derail development and India’s global ambitions.

Chinese takeaway: Beijing’s Afghan Role
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Post-Partition geography has made Pakistan the most important regional actor in Afghanistan.

Modi’s Diplomacy: Yoga, Democracy and India’s Soft Power
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Modi govt should also distance itself from the efforts of Hindu groups at home and abroad that want to take back yoga.

Afghanistan: The great Game Folio
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

A fortnightly column on the high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood.

India, Russia, here and now
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Modi and Putin must acknowledge the changed dynamic around them

Chinese Takeaway: Modi’s Buddhism
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

The PM’s overt expression of his Hindu religiosity has been controversial, but not surprising.

Dhaka Boundary Settlement: Narendra Modi bites the Bullet
Mon, Dec 01, 2014

Constructing a border of cooperation should liberate India from one of major geopolitical constraints imposed on it by the Partition of Bengal.

States and the Saarc
Sat, Nov 29, 2014

Modi must ensure India does not lose the opportunity to advance regionalism in the eastern subcontinent, and between it and East Asia

The Great Game Folio: Modi’s regionalism
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

A fortnightly column on the high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood

Modi in Nepal: Religion and Diplomacy
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Narendra Modi, however, is absolutely right in recognizing that cultural and spiritual bonds between India and Nepal provide a strong foundation.

Why PM Narendra Modi’s invite to Obama marks a watershed in India-US ties
Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Modi’s decision to invite Obama, and the American president’s acceptance reveal the mutual understanding between two leaders.

Not so easy to Act East
Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Delhi’s default impulses remain insular. Fighting this will be Modi’s challenge

Chinese Takeaway: Modi’s Indo-Pacific
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

The last time an Indian prime minister traveled to Fiji was in 1981, when Indira Gandhi arrived there.

The Great Game Folio: Nehru @ 125
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

A fortnightly column on the high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood.

PM Narendra Modi in Myanmar: Rebuilding the historic connections
Fri, Nov 14, 2014

The eastern neighbour has become an important element of India's new maritime calculus.

Summitry and substance
Tue, Nov 11, 2014

At EAS and G-20, Modi must signal an end to Delhi’s defensive multilateralism.

India and the Middle East: Finding a New Balance
Sun, Nov 09, 2014

Home Minister Rajnath Singh was in Tel Aviv in a demonstration of India's new warmth towards Israel.

Imagining Greater India
Thu, Nov 06, 2014

Few Indian governments have devoted as much attention to the diaspora as the Modi government.

Chinese Takeaway: Lanka pit-stop
Wed, Nov 05, 2014

How far Lanka might go in its naval collaboration with China is linked to the nature of Delhi’s relations with Colombo.

India’s Ocean Act: Sushma Swaraj travels to Mauritius and Maldives
Sun, Nov 02, 2014

In the internal political struggles that unfolded in Maldives in recent years, India’s has erred backing the wrong political horses.

The Great Game Folio: China in Lanka
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

A fortnightly column on the high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood.

Chinese Takeaway: Modi and Jokowi
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

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

Iran and India’s Road to Afghanistan
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Delhi and Tehran must now sit down with the new government in Kabul to negotiate trilateral trade.

The Great Game Folio: Russia hugs China
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

A column on high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood.

A new Panchsheel
Thu, Oct 09, 2014

Modi brings five new emphases to the way India deals with the world.

Chinese Takeaway: Not so coy
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

The reference says more about India’s changing political attitude under Modi.

Modi and the Middle East: Towards a Link West Policy
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

PM Modi's rhetoric, marked by a passion for alliteration and abbreviations, might work some times, but not always.

The second chance
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Modi brings much-needed clarity, assurance to Delhi’s strategic calculus on US.

Modi And Obama’s war
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

There has been much speculation on whether New Delhi might join President Barack Obama’s renewed war on terror.

Modi’s American business
Thu, Sep 25, 2014

His journey to the US will be most interesting for its economic outcomes.

Chinese Takeaway: Modi’s America
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

America is powerful but China is a neighbour that is rising rapidly and has territorial claims against India.

Chinese Takeaway: Sabarmati Summit
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

China’s political investment in Modi when he was chief minister of Gujarat has generated rare personal goodwill for Beijing with an Indian leader.

Xi Jinping arrives tomorrow, wants PM Narendra Modi on board for Southern Silk Road
Tue, Sep 16, 2014

China President wants to revive ancient route as BCIM trade corridor.

Silk route to Beijing
Mon, Sep 15, 2014

Delhi must participate in Chinese initiatives in Indian Ocean and shape the agenda.

Pranab Mukherjee in Vietnam: Modi’s Asian Power Play
Sun, Sep 14, 2014

Mukherjee's visit to Hanoi was scheduled well before President Xi's South Asia itinerary was firmed up.

Chinese Takeaway: BJP’s Beijing
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

If Modi generates new warmth in relations with China, many of his critics at home will find it hard not to clap.