C. Raja Mohan, The Indian Express

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express

New Delhi, DL, India

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Past articles by C.:

C Raja Mohan writes: What Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi can do for peace in Ukraine

While the room for diplomacy in Ukraine is growing, the barriers to peace are very high. But that shouldn't stop Delhi and Beijing from playing a part in ending the war. → Read More

India’s G20 Presidency: Championing the Global South

C. Raja Mohan writes: India now has the material power and political will to lead the Global South. However, a tailored Indian policy is needed to address concerns of different regions and the messy regional politics within the developing world. → Read More

Why foreign capitals are taking note of Modi government’s foreign policy

As the world's fifth largest economy with the third largest defence budget, India’s material capabilities gives it an opportunity to influence the international order. South Block has been aligning the national political will with new international possibilities. → Read More

C Raja Mohan writes: India, America and the China challenge

Indian and American policies are converging. For both Delhi and Washington, Beijing presents the main national challenges. The current churn offers a promising opportunity for collaboration → Read More

What Asia Gets From Biden’s New National Security Strategy

Washington commits to the Indo-Pacific—and tempers democracy promotion in order to win partners against China. → Read More

How U.S. Grand Strategy Is Changed by Ukraine

Six months into Russia’s war, seven thinkers outline its impact on foreign policy. → Read More

France, Egypt, and India Can Help to Spread Security from Mediterranean to the Indo-Pacific

In March 2021, the container ship Ever Given got stuck in the Suez Canal for six days, triggering a worldwide supply-chain crisis with extensive economic → Read More

C Raja Mohan writes: Diplomacy for Viksit Bharat

C. Raja Mohan writes: Our diplomatic discourse remains trapped in a framework that emerged when India was weak and vulnerable 75 years ago. The fears of a 'developing nation' can’t be the guiding principles for the diplomacy of a 'developed nation'. → Read More

C Raja Mohan writes | India, Bangladesh, Pakistan: What east can teach west

C Raja Mohan writes: Good news from India's eastern frontier with Bangladesh raises a hope: If we can do it in the east, where the sources and consequences of Partition were far more complex, it should not be impossible to normalise the western frontier with Pakistan → Read More

Pakistan@75: Navigating the way forward

C. Raja Mohan writes: Pakistan needs a fresh start. Ending the stalemate with India will expand the diplomatic, political and economic space for it to navigate its multiple current crises → Read More

C Raja Mohan writes: India’s new West Asia approach is a welcome break with past diffidence

India's participation in I2U2 summit – with Israel, US, UAE – marks a more confident engagement with the region → Read More

C Raja Mohan writes: India needs a forward-looking strategy on Pakistan

Pakistan’s hand today is much weaker, while India's room for manoeuvre has grown. → Read More

Why China Is Paranoid About the Quad

Beijing has long lived with U.S. alliances in Asia, but a realigned India would change the game. → Read More

India, Europe and the Russian complication

C. Raja Mohan writes: Ukraine war has persuaded Delhi to recalibrate its great power relations, compelled Brussels to wake up from geopolitical slumber. → Read More

A new shine to old ties

C. Raja Mohan writes: India and UK have faced legacy issues, fundamental paradoxes. Now, amid a changing strategic scenario, Boris Johnson’s visit is well timed to move the relationship forward → Read More

The wider impact of Pakistan’s internal crisis

C. Raja Mohan writes: Its battles are tied to external geopolitical equations and rivalries → Read More

For India, Putin’s War Starts to Look Like a Gift

From cheap Russian oil to sudden overtures from China, India’s neutral stance on Ukraine has many benefits. → Read More

On South Asia, US must reorient itself

C. Raja Mohan writes: Washington could seize the current opportunity, amid Ukraine crisis, to elevate US's salience, limit the traditional economic and military weight of China and Russia in the Subcontinent. → Read More

Ukraine invasion and the great geopolitical reset

C. Raja Mohan writes: Whichever way it plays out, the current crisis has affirmed America’s pole position → Read More

Standing against Putin’s imperialist project

C. Raja Mohan writes: As Europe unites against the Russian president’s aggression, India must realise that Putin and Russia are not the same. → Read More