Frederic Grare

Nonresident Senior Fellow
South Asia Program
Frédéric Grare is a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on Indo-Pacific dynamics, the search for a security architecture, and South Asia Security issues.


PhD, Graduate Institute of International Studies
Advanced Degree, Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques


English; French


Frédéric Grare is senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), where he works on Indo-Pacific issues, and nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. At Carnegie, his research focuses on Indo-Pacific dynamics, the search for a security architecture, and South Asia Security issues.

Prior to joining Carnegie, Grare served as advisor at the Center for Analysis, forecasting and strategy of the French ministry of foreign affairs, and as head of the Asia bureau at the Directorate for Strategic Affairs in the French Ministry of Defense. He also served at the French embassy in Pakistan and, from 1999 to 2003, as director of the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities in New Delhi.

Grare has written extensively on security issues in Asia, in particular South Asia. His recent books include India Turns East: International Engagement and US-China Rivalry.

  • China-India Relations in the “Indo-Pacific” Era
    May 9, 2018 Beijing 中文
    China-India Relations in the “Indo-Pacific” Era

    Though 2017 proved to be a troubled period in China-India relations, the two countries may now be trying to reconcile their differences, as evidenced by President Xi and Prime Minister Modi’s meeting at the end of April. But repairing ties will not be easy.

  • February 13, 2018 Washington, DC 中文
    India Turns East

    India’s Look East policy, initially aimed at reconnecting India with Asia’s economic globalization, has since evolved into a comprehensive regional strategy with political and military dimensions. As the United States rebalances to Asia, however, India faces new dilemmas.

  • September 15, 2015 Washington, DC
    Elections in Sri Lanka and New Prospects for U.S.-Sri Lanka Relations

    By decisively rejecting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s comeback bid, Sri Lankan voters also validated the new government’s foreign policy orientation and opened the way for a greater rapprochement with the West. However, much more must be done to rebuild the U.S.-Sri Lanka relationship.

  • June 29, 2015 Washington, DC
    India-Bangladesh Relations in the Wake of Modi’s Visit to Bangladesh

    While Modi’s visit has ignited a sense of optimism about Bangladesh-India bilateral relations, tensions persist.

  • May 21, 2015 Washington, DC
    Modi’s China Policy

    Over the last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s China policy has revealed the continuation of India’s asymmetric strategies—seeking to build multiple alignments while remaining grounded in strategic autonomy.

  • April 21, 2015 Washington, DC
    New Counterterrorism Strategies in Pakistan

    Islamabad’s efforts to combat terrorism are vital for both domestic security and regional stability.

  • April 16, 2015 Washington, DC
    Finance Minister Dar on the Revival of Pakistan’s Economy

    While Pakistan’s economy has made strides in recent years, the government continues to deal with very real setbacks, including energy challenges that have hindered fast-paced recovery.

  • March 17, 2015 Washington, DC
    The Iran Nuclear Talks and Their Implications: An Indian Perspective

    As the deadline for a deal on Iran’s nuclear program approaches, the range of possible outcomes will have implications not just for the region and for world powers at the negotiating table, but also much more broadly.

  • February 11, 2015 Washington, DC
    Sri Lanka After the Presidential Election

    Mangala Samaraweera, newly appointed foreign minister of Sri Lanka, presented the priorities of the new government and discussed the challenges ahead as parliamentary elections approach.

  • January 14, 2015 Washington, DC 中文
    The China-Pakistan Axis

    The China-Pakistan axis plays a central role in Asia’s geopolitics. For decades, each side has been the other’s only “all-weather friend,” but the relationship is still little understood.


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