Srinath Raghavan

Nonresident Senior Fellow
Carnegie India
Srinath Raghavan is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie India. His primary research focus is on the contemporary and historical aspects of India’s foreign and security policies.
 

Education

BSc Madras University
MA, King’s College London
PhD, King’s College London

Languages

English; Hindi; Russian; Tamil

 

Srinath Raghavan is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie India. He is also a professor of International Relations and History at Ashoka University. His primary research focus is on the contemporary and historical aspects of India’s foreign and security policies.

He has written a number of books spanning international relations, strategic studies and modern South Asian history. He has authored War and Peace in Modern India: A Strategic History of the Nehru Years (2010), and 1971: A Global History of the Creation of Bangladesh (2013), and co-authored Non-Alignment 2.0: A Foreign and Strategic Policy for India in the 21st Century (2013), India’s War: The Making of Modern South Asia, 1939 – 45 (2016), and, most recently, The Most Dangerous Place: A History of the United States in South Asia (2018).

In addition to writing several notable books, he has also edited Imperialists, Nationalists, Democrats: The Collected Essays of Sarvepalli Gopal (2013) and co-edited (with David Malone and C. Raja Mohan) The Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy (2015).

His work has also been published in scholarly journals, such as Journal of Strategic Studies, Asian Affairs, and India Review among other academic and policy-focused journals. He is a regular commentator in the media, and currently writes for The Print. His work has appeared in leading Indian publications.

He was awarded the K. Subrahmanyam Prize for his outstanding contribution to strategic studies in 2011 and the prestigious Infosys Prize (Social Sciences) in 2015.

Previously, he was a senior fellow at the Center for Policy Research in New Delhi. He was also a senior research fellow at the India Institute at King’s College London and has taught at Defense Studies Department at King’s College London. He has been a member of the National Security Advisory Board. He was the chief editor of the Kargil War History for the Indian Ministry of Defense. Prior to entering academia, he spent six years as an infantry officer in the Indian army.

  • Oxford University Press September 23, 2015
    The Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy

    This handbook presents an innovative, high profile volume, providing an authoritative and accessible examination and critique of Indian foreign policy.

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  • China in the World May 21, 2019
    China-India Relations One Year After the Wuhan Summit

    In May 2018, President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in Wuhan for an informal summit that many said helped reset the relationship following the Doklam crisis. In this episode, Paul Haenle spoke with Rudra Chaudhuri and Srinath Raghavan about the state of China-India relations one year after Wuhan.

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  • Seen and the Unseen March 25, 2019
    The Geopolitics of the Bangladesh War

    The Bangladesh crisis makes clear that no subcontinental crisis is ever just a subcontinental affair. There will invariably be wider geopolitical forces which will impinge on the way that the subcontinent acts.

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  • Seen and the Unseen March 11, 2019
    Understanding the India-Pakistan Conflict

    Terrorism is an important problem, but it is not a problem that is amenable to being “solved” in any straightforward sense of the word.

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  • Stepwell February 2, 2019
    The Evolution of U.S.-South Asia Relations Over the Decades

    Current U.S. policy approaches toward the Indian subcontinent need to be understood against a far longer historical backdrop of U.S. involvement in South Asia.

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  • India's Nuclear Program during the Cold War
    November 18, 2021 Zoom Webinar
    India's Nuclear Program during the Cold War

    Carnegie India hosted Jayita Sarkar for a discussion on India’s nuclear program and its history, tracing how the program adapted to emerging challenges and opportunities from within and outside the country. The discussion was moderated by Srinath Raghavan.

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  • Book talk - Nehru, Tibet and China by Avtar Singh Bhasin
    October 21, 2021 Zoom Webinar
    Book talk - Nehru, Tibet and China by Avtar Singh Bhasin

    On October 21, we hosted Avtar Singh Bhasin for a discussion on the history of Sino-Indian relations, the 1962 war, and the potential future of the India-China relationship.

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  • October 1, 2021 Zoom Webinar
    The Difficult Politics of Peace

    Carnegie India hosted Christopher Clary for a discussion on his upcoming book ‘The Difficult Politics of Peace’, which covers the swathe of India-Pakistan relations from Partition to the present day. This discussion was moderated by Srinath Raghavan.

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  • India Versus China: Why They Are Not Friends
    August 27, 2021 Zoom Meeting
    India Versus China: Why They Are Not Friends

    We hosted Kanti Bajpai for a discussion on the evolving relationship between India and China, exploring the roots of strife and opportunities for cooperation. The discussion was moderated by Srinath Raghavan.

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  • Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation
    July 16, 2021 Zoom Meeting
    Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation

    We hosted Vipin Narang for a discussion on his upcoming book on the dynamics of nuclear proliferation and strategies undertaken by states to pursue nuclear weapons. The discussion was moderated by Srinath Raghavan.

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  • Book Talk - India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, Present by Shivshankar Menon
    July 8, 2021 Zoom Webinar
    Book Talk - India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, Present by Shivshankar Menon

    In his book, ‘India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, Present’, Shivshankar Menon traces the evolution of Indian foreign policy as a response to Asia’s changing geopolitical landscape, steered significantly by a rising China.

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  • Understanding Chinese Influence in South Asia
    April 23, 2021 Zoom Meeting
    Understanding Chinese Influence in South Asia

    What kind of challenges do countries with vast gaps in capacity with China face as they engage with Beijing in diverse ways? Carnegie India hosted Deep Pal for a discussion on the nature and dynamics of Chinese influence in South Asia. The discussion was moderated by Srinath Raghavan.

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  • March 19, 2021 Zoom Webinar
    Why Nations Rise

    Carnegie India hosted Manjari Chatterjee Miller for a discussion on how narrative-making shapes great power transitions and why rising powers accommodate pre-existing international norms to facilitate their rise.

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  • India-China: The Road from Galwan
    March 11, 2021 Zoom Webinar
    India-China: The Road from Galwan

    Join Vijay Gokhale, Srinath Raghavan, and Rudra Chaudhuri for this special edition of our India and the World webinar series — in which the speakers unpack the emerging complexities of a fraught, and fragile, Sino-Indian relationship through a discussion on Vijay Gokhale's forthcoming paper.

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  • India-Pakistan Ceasefire Agreement: Rhetoric or Reality?
    March 3, 2021 Zoom Webinar
    India-Pakistan Ceasefire Agreement: What's Next?

    In a joint statement issued on February 25, India and Pakistan reaffirmed their commitment to the 2003 ceasefire agreement — following a few years of increasing violations at the Line of Control. Can the two nations translate their stated intentions for "mutually beneficial peace" into reality?

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