South Asia

The Carnegie South Asia Program informs policy debates relating to the region's security, economy, and political development. From the war in Afghanistan to Pakistan's internal dynamics to U.S. engagement with India, the Program's renowned team of experts offer in-depth analysis derived from their unique access to the people and places defining South Asia's most critical challenges.
 
In the spotlight
 

Is the BJP India’s New Hegemon?

The BJP’s emerging hegemony should not be conflated with electoral invincibility. As recent elections have demonstrated in states such as Bihar, Delhi, and Karnataka, the party is fallible.

Costs of Democracy: Political Finance in India

The first in-depth investigation of the role money plays in the world’s largest democracy.

Bridging the Bay of Bengal: Toward a Stronger BIMSTEC

India and other countries around the Bay of Bengal should invest greater resources in the multilateral institution BIMSTEC to promote regional connectivity and shared prosperity.

Removing Barriers to U.S.-India Defense Trade

The United States and India are on the cusp of translating a shared vision for the Indo-Pacific into tangible cooperation. Defense trade could prove an important catalyst.

Are India-Pakistan Peace Talks Worth a Damn?

International calls for bilateral engagement are actually counterproductive because they embolden Pakistan to persist in a fruitless strategy of coercion.

Rethinking Public Institutions in India

An analytical overview of the institutional foundations of the world’s largest democracy.

When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics

The first comprehensive study of the nexus between crime and democracy in India.

Can India Grow? Challenges, Opportunities, and the Way Forward

Despite India’s impressive economic growth rates in the mid-2000s, the long-term magnitude and sustainability of this progress remains uncertain.

The Indian Administrative Service Meets Big Data

India’s most elite civil service cadre can be made more effective by preventing political interference, updating hiring and promotion procedures, and pursuing other reforms.

The Manifold Travails of the Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force’s falling end strength and problematic force structure, combined with its troubled acquisition and development programs, threaten India’s air superiority over its rapidly modernizing rivals.

Unity in Difference: Overcoming the U.S.-India Divide

U.S. President Barack Obama’s return to India in January 2015 carries the hope that Washington and New Delhi may succeed in placing their cooperation on firmer foundations.

 

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Getting India Back on Track: An Action Agenda for Reform

Carnegie Experts on South Asia

  • Darshana M. Baruah
    Associate Fellow
    South Asia Program

    Darshana M. Baruah is an associate fellow with the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where she leads the Indian Ocean Initiative. Her primary research focuses on maritime security in Asia and the role of the Indian Navy in a new security architecture.

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  • Rudra Chaudhuri
    Director
    Carnegie India

    Rudra Chaudhuri is the director of Carnegie India. His primary research interests include the diplomatic history of South Asia and contemporary security issues.

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  • Toby Dalton
    Co-director and Senior Fellow
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Dalton is the co-director and a senior fellow of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. An expert on nonproliferation and nuclear energy, his work addresses regional security challenges and the evolution of the global nuclear order.

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  • Evan A. Feigenbaum
    Vice President for Studies

    Evan A. Feigenbaum is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he oversees research in Washington, Beijing, and New Delhi on a dynamic region encompassing both East Asia and South Asia.

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  • Vijay Gokhale
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Carnegie India

    Mr. Vijay Gokhale is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie India and the former foreign secretary of India.

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  • 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.

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  • Christophe Jaffrelot
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Jaffrelot’s core research focuses on theories of nationalism and democracy, mobilization of the lower castes and Dalits (ex-untouchables) in India, the Hindu nationalist movement, and ethnic conflicts in Pakistan.

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  • George Perkovich
    Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Chair
    Vice President for Studies

    Perkovich works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues; cyberconflict; and new approaches to international public-private management of strategic technologies.

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  • 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.

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  • Suyash Rai
    Deputy Director and Fellow
    Carnegie India

    Suyash Rai is a deputy director and fellow at Carnegie India. His research focuses on the political economy of economic reforms, and the performance of public institutions in India.

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  • James Schwemlein
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    James Schwemlein is a nonresident scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • Aqil Shah
    Visiting Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Aqil Shah is a visiting scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • Paul Staniland
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Paul Staniland is a nonresident scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • Ashley J. Tellis
    Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs

    Ashley J. Tellis holds the Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, specializing in international security and U.S. foreign and defense policy with a special focus on Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

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  • Milan Vaishnav
    Director and Senior Fellow
    South Asia Program

    Vaishnav’s primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption and governance, state capacity, distributive politics, and electoral behavior.

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About the Program

The Carnegie South Asia Program informs policy debates relating to the region’s security, economy, and political development. From the war in Afghanistan to Pakistan’s internal dynamics to U.S. engagement with India, the Program’s renowned team of experts offer in-depth analysis derived from their unique access to the people and places defining South Asia’s most critical challenges.

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