Raja Mohan

Prof. C. Raja Mohan

School of International Studies

Jawaharlal Nehru University

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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