India's Role in the World

Project Expert

Alyssa Ayres

Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia

About the Project

India's rise to power has led to speculation and expectations about how it will change the global order. On the one hand, India is the world's most populous country and is on track to become the world's third-largest economy. Yet India is still home to the world's largest number of poor. India is also the largest and most diverse democracy, but hesitates to promote these values abroad. As the United States welcomes and supports India's rise, Americans should better understand Indians' ambitions for themselves and for their global role—ambitions that are still debated within India. In my bookblog posts, and articles, I focus on the live debates in Indian foreign and economic policy shaping India's future course. I also convene the U.S. Relations with South Asia Roundtable Series to address the challenges and opportunities facing the U.S.-India relationship.

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Srinath Raghavan's history of U.S. involvement in South Asia—primarily India, Pakistan and Afghanistan—provides a rich backdrop of lessons for today’s U.S. policymakers as they consider dilemmas in the region.

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The upcoming U.S.-India "2+2" dialogue marks a new configuration for an existing dialogue begun in the Barack Obama administration. Here's how the consultation has evolved.

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