C. Raja Mohan

C. Raja Mohan is Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, 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: South Pacific Silk Roads
Tue, Aug 07, 2018

China is challenging the dominance of Australia and New Zealand in the region. India can increase its own impact by strategic collaborations.

Raja Mandala: Breaking the Radcliffe barrier
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Overland transit trade with India could be the gamechanger for new Pakistan’s economy. In unfreezing trade ties, Punjab holds the key.

Raja Mandala: Imran Khan’s Afghan call
Tue, Jul 31, 2018

Pakistan’s new PM might find himself valuable to Islamabad’s major interlocutors, especially the US, who are keen to reconcile with Taliban.

Why Imran Khan may have less of a chance orchestrating new thinking on India
Thu, Jul 26, 2018

The election of Imran Khan makes little difference to India policy which is controlled by the army and the so-called state institutions.

Raja Mandala: Trailing China
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Delhi cannot match the resources that Beijing has deployed in Africa. But it cannot ignore gap between promise and performance in its engagement.

Raja Mandala: India and Trump’s world
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

US president’s criticism of the West signals breakdown of consensus on economic globalisation. Delhi must be flexible in dealing with this reality.

Raja Mandala: India and the Korean dream
Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Delhi’s support for reconciliation between the two countries of the peninsula would be of great value to the visiting South Korean president.

Raja Mandala: Trump, Putin and future of the West
Tue, Jul 03, 2018

Successful US-Russia summit at Helsinki could lead to dismantling of post World War II geopolitical order, open up possibilities for India.

Little Sparta of the Gulf
Tue, Jun 26, 2018

UAE has been punching above its weight in strategic matters. On defence cooperation with Abu Dhabi, Delhi has barely scratched the surface

Raja Mandala: Falling behind on Digital Silk Road
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

India has the chance to foster connectivity and strategic cooperation across Asia. Here, too, China seems to be racing ahead.

Donald Trump meets Kim Jong-un: Together, preparing to disrupt the Asian order
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Working together with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are getting ready to turn Asian geopolitics inside out.

Reading the Singapore Summit statement: Three principles and one political gesture
Tue, Jun 12, 2018

In the course of one morning in Singapore, US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have begun to loosen a deeply entrenched and hostile relationship.

Donald Trump-Kim Jong meet: Suspense in Singapore
Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Given the history and personalities involved, it is difficult to be overly hopeful about Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un today. But a breakthrough could change the geopolitics of the Korean Peninsula.

Raja Mandala: When guns fall silent
Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Ceasefires in Kashmir, Kabul may reinforce peace sentiment in the Subcontinent, open up space for politics and diplomacy.

From Indo-Pacific to Eurasia
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

India is one of the few powers straddling maritime and continental coalitions. Delhi needs to be nimble-footed.

Raja Mandala: Securing the littoral
Tue, Jun 05, 2018

At Shangri La dialogue, New Delhi showed that it is backing up its rhetoric on Indo-Pacific with concrete action.

Raja Mandala: Call from Southeast Asia
Tue, May 29, 2018

PM Modi needs to assure the ASEAN that his participation in the Shangri La dialogue is a harbinger of greater engagement with the region.

No longer sea-blind
Mon, May 28, 2018

As they respond to a long-ignored maritime imperative, Delhi and Jakarta find an anchor for re-engagement.

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