C. Raja Mohan is currently Professor of South Asian Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is also a columnist on strategic affairs for The Hindu, a leading English language newspaper published from New Delhi, Chennai and eight other cities in India. Earlier, during 1995-2003, he was the Strategic Affairs Editor of The Hindu. He also served as the Washington Correspondent of the paper (1993-95). Prior to that he was a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi (1983-92). At IDSA, Dr. Mohan worked on arms control and security issues. Dr. Mohan also served as a Research Associate at the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies during 1981-83. During 1992-93, he was a Jenning Randolph Peace Fellow at the U.S. Institute for Peace in Washington D.C.
He has a masters degree in Nuclear Physics and a Ph.D. in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He has published widely on regional and international security. He has served on the UN Inter-governmental committee on arms control in outer space during 1991-93. During 1998-99, he was a member of the India’s National Security Advisory Board. He is currently the convener of the Indian Pugwash Society. His book, Crossing the Rubicon: The Shaping of India’s New Foreign Policy was published by Penguin India in April 2003.
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