C. Raja Mohan

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.

Raja Mandala: India’s diplomacy, Trump effect
Tue, May 22, 2018

Sino-US tensions, cooling between Washington and Moscow, demand a new outlook from New Delhi.

Raja Mandala: America’s new powerplay in Tehran
Tue, May 15, 2018

Donald Trump seems to be working towards engineering a regime change in Iran, but there is no plan for a military intervention in the country

New Indo-Pacific axis
Tue, May 08, 2018

India-France-Australia are well placed to share data to form a common operating picture of the Indian Ocean.

How Donald Trump cast his shadow on the Modi-Xi meet in Wuhan
Tue, May 01, 2018

At Wuhan, China’s talk on collaborating with India on saving globalisation, defending the WTO, promoting a multipolar world, and emphasising ‘strategic autonomy’ was very much part of China’s international mobilisation against Trump.

Raja Mandala: Lessons from Korea
Tue, May 01, 2018

India, Pakistan could take a cue from peace talks in the Peninsula.

India and China: Over to the leaders
Tue, Apr 24, 2018

The informal summit between PM Modi and President Xi gives them an opportunity to reflect on bilateral ties and set practical goals.

India’s Commonwealth
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Debate on the forum can’t be about its past. It must be about its value for India’s international relations.

Raja Mandala: Nordic cool
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

PM Modi’s meeting with the region’s leaders could end India’s neglect of a part of the world that has punched above its weight in diplomacy.

Raja Mandala: India’s China reset and BRI
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Both Delhi and Beijing have incentives to reduce their differences.

Mutual respect is the key
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

Instead of demanding an ‘India First’ approach, Delhi must affirm support for ‘Nepal First’ policy

Raja Mandala: Kim goes to China
Tue, Apr 03, 2018

North Korean leader’s Beijing visit, diplomatic detente with Washington can be seen as a part of the quest for strategic autonomy.

Raja Mandala: A continuing foreign policy consensus
Tue, Mar 27, 2018

Congress party’s qualified endorsement of PM Modi’s idea of India as a leading power augurs well for a sensible debate on diplomacy.

Raja Mandala: The China reset
Tue, Mar 20, 2018

India is not alone in confronting the problems with Chinese power. But Delhi’s task is a lot more complicated.

Raja Mandala: A Korean miracle?
Tue, Mar 13, 2018

Rapprochement between Washington and Pyongyang could denuclearise the Korean peninsula, rearrange security in East Asia.

France: India’s new Russia?
Fri, Mar 09, 2018

Alliance with Paris promises stability in Eurasia and Indo-Pacific as Delhi recalibrates ties with Moscow.

Kabul’s risky overture
Tue, Mar 06, 2018

Afghan president’s search for reconciliable elements within the Taliban could intensify divisions in the country’s ruling coalition.

New dynamic in the north west
Tue, Feb 27, 2018

India has the resources and agency to alter strategic equations in the region. Delhi must play its cards wisely.

Canadian bathos: Justin Trudeau’s vote-banks
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

His indulgence towards Sikh separatists threatens the bilateral relationship with India.

India, Iran and a divided Middle East
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Awareness of Iran’s domestic politics, its involvement in multiple conflicts of the Middle East, must inform Delhi’s engagement

As India looks west
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Delhi must come to terms with a changing Middle East and the opportunities it presents