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.
Pragmatic approach and sustained border diplomacy could help Delhi remove apprehensions in Sri Lanka about economic cooperation with India
Delhi and Washington have common interests in Afghanistan. The challenge is to turn this into effective regional policy coordination
Strategic cooperation between India and Australia can contribute to the construction of a stable maritime order in the region
India, Bangladesh relations need reframing. Modi and Hasina can restore Bengal’s regional centrality
The first diplomatic encounter between the two presidents will set the tone for Asian geopolitics in the near term.
New Delhi is waking up to China’s growing relations with India’s neighbours.
PM Modi will need to change how different parts of government relate to each other and the world
Trump’s wavering over US commitments to Europe and changing geopolitics in Asia could push more countries to acquire atomic weapons
Indian Ocean regionalism will need India’s impetus, but Delhi does not seem up to the task
Foreign secretary level talks indicate that New Delhi and Beijing are on their way to resolving differences over India’s NSG membership
Like Russia and China, India should resist the temptation of ideological correctness and be realistic in engaging the American president.
India needs deeper engagement between politics, business, science to manage disruptions of new technologies, Trump presidency.
They could build the first of multiple middle power coalitions for regional resilience in Trump’s world.
Delhi must leverage its manpower advantage and the size of its market even as it limits the Trump administration’s immediate disruption.
As computing power grows rapidly and begins to envelop many aspects of our life, there has been a growing concern that Asimov Rules, sensible as they are, may not be adequate for the 21st century.
The region is eager to see India return to its traditional role as a major economic and security partner
India must prepare for his buy-American-hire-American protectionism
To deal with an unpredictable US, India will need to be more skilful, less a prisoner of the past
Despite a leadership vacuum in the post-Trump world, Beijing’s current unilateralism is likely to limit China’s global possibilities.
Trump’s USA may cooperate with Russia like never before, significantly altering global power equations.
India should reconsider its stated position of shared global interests with China in view of Beijing’s repeated rebuffs in international fora
Modi has bet that Indian diaspora can enhance its contribution to India's economic development, act a bridge to the nations that host them, and help promote India's broader international goals.
Amidst this unusual jockeying, the White House reminded Donald Trump a few days ago that there is only one president at a time.
India has a trade surplus with America, which has ended its pro-Pakistan tilt and supports India’s membership of the UNSC and NSG. Washington says it wants to see India emerge as a great power; China seems to block India’s rise.
Backlash against globalisation, technological innovations and rivalries between great powers threaten India’s economic and security applecart
The argument over the Dalai Lama is not new. But its gathering intensity could add to the turbulence in Sino-Indian relations.
India must facilitate investments in artificial intelligence and be prepared to address the negative fallouts of the technological revolution.
Centre and technology hubs need to reinvent their relationship to balance the twin imperatives of innovation and economic and social regulation.
An insightful account of the evolution of India’s foreign policy after the Cold War.
The fusion of the cyber and the physical is transforming the global economic and security landscape. Delhi must begin to pay attention.
Government has rarely won the battle against the army in Pakistan. Delhi must be prepared to signal its support to civilian rule.
The Trump effect is likely to reconfigure the region’s politics
Depends on how nationalism, anti-globalism and xenophobia play out as policy in US, across world.
America is increasingly using AI in political campaigns, newsrooms and analyses, sparking a debate on efficiency versus social responsibility.
Vladimir Putin has been a talking point in US polls. Whoever wins, Russia-US tensions may deepen.
Japan, however, was clearly an exception rather than the rule. Its route to rise through reform, modernisation and Westernisation seemed quite difficult for its Asian neighbours.