Category Archives: Central Asia

Paper in the World Affairs Journal – India and Pakistan’s Afghan Endgames: What Lies Ahead?

A few months back, the World Affairs Journal commissioned a piece on Afghanistan. The paper discusses New Delhi and Islamabad’s roles in Afghanistan—and the burgeoning cooperation between the two countries. For a long time, Afghanistan was a battle ground in … Continue reading

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Natural Allies? – Article in Pragati on US-India Relations

I have an article out in Pragati: The Indian National Interest that discusses US-India relations in the wake of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to India. The situation in Afghanistan may be the biggest stumbling block to … Continue reading

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Quoted in the Globe and Mail – U.S. pressures India to alienate strategic partner Iran

I recently did a phone interview with Stephanie Nolen, the South Asia Bureau Chief of Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper. We talked about the US-India-Iran dynamic and how it fits into some of New Delhi’s broader strategic concerns in the … Continue reading

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Between Washington and Tehran – Article in Pragati

I have an article out in Pragati: The Indian National Interest, the magazine put out by the Takshashila Institution. In the US-Iran standoff, India appears to be a potential spoiler, but remains torn between the two sides. The piece looks … Continue reading

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The Edges of Civilizations: Turkey and India in the 21st Century

A few months back I traveled to Turkey with my family. After the trip, I penned a short article comparing Turkey’s development with India’s. Rather than any pointed analysis, it’s more of a meditation on the pasts and futures of … Continue reading

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Presentation at Syracuse University

I was recently invited to give a presentation on India’s power projection at a SATSA conference at Syracuse University. My presentation was part of a panel on Rising Powers Projecting Influence Abroad that also included Luce Foundation Vice President Dr. Terry … Continue reading

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Article in Newsweek’s Daily Beast: So What if Iran Goes Nuclear?

I’ve written an article in Newsweek’s Daily Beast called “So What if Iran Goes Nuclear?” which poses some questions that have gone largely unasked by the media: Does Iran even have a nuclear weapons program? Why might it want one? … Continue reading

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