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China and the Belt and Road Initiative in South Asia, Cfr.org, June 2022

India’s Faltering Non-AlignmentForeign Affairs, February 2022.

The Quad, AUKUS, and India’s DilemmasCFR.org, October 2021.

Why BRICS Still MattersForeign Policy, September 2021.

Pakistan’s Support for the Taliban: What to KnowCFR.org, Aug 2021. 

India’s Narendra Modi Isn’t a Game ChangerForeign Policy, September 2019 (selected as a top 10 Foreign Policy South Asia article of 2019).

India’s Authoritarian StreakForeign Affairs, May 2018.

How Identity Issues Keep India and Israel ApartForeign Affairs, July 2017 (with Michal Ben-Josef Hirsch).

Cooperation in South Asia: The Case for Redefining Alliances, Atlantic Council, April 2016 (with Bharath Gopalaswamy).

Foreign Policy A La Modi, Foreign Affairs, April 2014 (selected as a Foreign Affairs Best of 2014).

India’s Feeble Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, May/June 2013.

Other Op-Eds

India is Reluctant to Condemn Russia: Its History with China Looms Large, Barron’s, 10 May 2022 (with Zoe Jordan).

China–India Relations Plummet to New Lows in the HimalayasEast Asia Forum, July 2020.

Has India Seen a Foreign Policy Reset Under Narendra Modi?OUPBlog, 15 January 2017 (with Kate Sullivan de Estrada).

SAARC is Dead. Long Live SAARC.,  The Diplomat, 5 November 2016 (with Bharath Gopalaswamy).

Can Xi Jinping and Modi Establish an Economic Partnership?, Asia Society Policy Institute, 2014.

Not Just About the Islands: China, Japan and the ADIZ, The Hindu, 10 December 2013.

The Trauma of Colonialism, The New York Times, 14 August 2013.

India’s Global Ambition and the Nuclear DealThe Christian Science Monitor, 25 July 2008.


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