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: 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

Turmoil in Maldives: What India must do
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

Fixing other people’s problems is never easy. But it is a burden of major powers, especially in their region

Raja Mandala: Return of the politicals
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

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.

Raja Mandala: Reviving an old friendship
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Discussions between PM Modi and ASEAN leaders must focus on expanding security cooperation with South East Asia.

Raja Mandala: The art of balance
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Pragmatism, not political pieties from the right or left, should determine India’s engagements with Israel and the Middle East.

Raja Mandala: General Bajwa in his labyrinth
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

With Trump administration testing the limits of coercive diplomacy, he must choose between handing in terrorists or facing America’s wrath.

Unsentimental ties
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

India, Russia must focus on realistic cooperation wherever possible, manage the inevitable differences

Raja Mandala: Where geography is destiny
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

India must pay more attention to the ties that bind it to its neighbours.

Iran protests: It’s 1979 all over again
Mon, Jan 01, 2018

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.

How India can negotiate Trump’s world
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

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.

Raja Mandala: Catching up on information statecraft
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

Delhi needs to build significant capabilities to counter cyber threats at home and abroad.

Raja Mandala: India and China — Rebuild the trust
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Both sides now acknowledge the problems of the relationship. Steps must be taken to address core issues, post Doklam.

Raja Mandala: Indian diplomacy, beyond the canon
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

New Delhi’s engagement with several nations signals a maturing of foreign policy in keeping with its changing interests in a multipolar world.