Welcome, Carnegie India

Today, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced the launch of Carnegie India, our sixth global center. This new center, which will open its doors in New Delhi in April 2016, joins the existing network of Carnegie institutions in Beijing, Beirut, Brussels, Moscow, and Washington, D.C.

C. Raja Mohan will serve as the founding director of Carnegie India. Here’s a little bit about Raja:

Mohan has been a nonresident senior associate at Carnegie since 2012, as well as a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, and a visiting research professor at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. He also served as a member of India’s National Security Advisory Board. From 2009 to 2010, Mohan was the Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the U.S. Library of Congress. Previously, he was a professor of South Asian studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and the Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. He is a columnist for the Indian Express and previously worked as the diplomatic editor and Washington correspondent of the Hindu.

You can read the full announcement here.

PM’s Known Unknowns

As 2015 comes to a close, I have a new piece in the Indian Express that looks at three “known unknowns” about Prime Minister Modi and his style of governance. You can read the piece here.

Here is the key takeaway:

For a government whose claim to fame was governance delivered straight from the top, the view from the summit is unexpectedly cloudy.

Welcome

Welcome to my personal website. On this site, you will find information about my public events, ongoing research, and recent publications related to the political economy of India.

If you would like to contact me via email, please write to me: mvaishnav (at) ceip (dot) org. You can follow me on Twitter @MilanV.