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.

A diplomatic blind spot
Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Delhi focuses narrowly on its own interests, tends to recoil from any political discussion of the existential challenges to the Arab Gulf.

Farewell to South Asia
Thu, Oct 11, 2018

As SAARC project loses all steam, Delhi needs to reimagine its economic and political geography

Raja Mandala: Recalling an older power play
Tue, Oct 09, 2018

For Arab states, US support is not enough security against Iran. That is why they are inviting France and Britain back into the Persian Gulf.

Raja Mandala: The Gulf in foreign policy
Tue, Oct 02, 2018

India is ignoring its interests by privileging Iran vis-a-vis the Arab world.

Raja Mandala: The world beyond Pakistan
Tue, Sep 25, 2018

At UN, India must look to engage with structural changes unfolding in the international system.

Raja Mandala: Two discourses on strategic autonomy
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Fear of US ‘abandonment’ shapes the European debate. India, in contrast, is shedding its traditional approach, looking at gains from engaging with US.

Raja Mandala: Reconnecting with Europe
Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Modi government’s notable foreign policy achievement has been its outreach to the continent.

Where interests meet
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

Trump’s recalibration of US’s international relations and India’s ambition to play a larger global role fit together

Raja Mandala: Imran’s Pompeo test
Tue, Sep 04, 2018

Pakistan’s new PM has stumbled on foreign policy in a bid to play to the domestic gallery. His challenge will be showcased during US Secretary of State’s visit.

Raja Mandala: Privatising the Afghan war
Tue, Aug 28, 2018

US is debating use of private militias in Afghanistan. Can it prevail over Pakistani army’s hybrid war using the Taliban?

Raja Mandala: The churn after Ghazni
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

Taliban’s offensive in this strategic city could make Washington and Rawalpindi rethink their Afghanistan plans.

Relaxed Realism
Sat, Aug 18, 2018

Vajpayee’s foreign policy transcended Nehru’s legacy as well as BJP’s nativist burdens.

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.