Sumit Ganguly

Sumit Ganguly

Sumit Ganguly is a distinguished professor of political science and Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Latest from Sumit Ganguly

Opinion | How India can square the circle of Russia with the US and other Quad partners

For India, the affordability of Russian military equipment comes with lower quality and coercive leverage, and that price is too high. The solution is to diversify towards suppliers such as the US. Signalling this intention at the coming Quad meeting would make clear to the world India’s implicit criticism of Russia.

For India, the affordability of Russian military equipment comes with lower quality and coercive leverage, and that price is too high. The solution is to diversify towards suppliers such as the US. Signalling this intention at the coming Quad meeting would make clear to the world India’s implicit criticism of Russia.

18 May 2022 - 10:45AM
The View | How Sri Lanka’s economic crisis has been decades in the making

Years of debt accumulation, policy missteps – including a failed experiment in organic farming – and ill-conceived infrastructure projects built with Chinese funds have led Sri Lanka to the edge of catastrophe.

Years of debt accumulation, policy missteps – including a failed experiment in organic farming – and ill-conceived infrastructure projects built with Chinese funds have led Sri Lanka to the edge of catastrophe.

6 Apr 2022 - 5:30AM
Opinion | Two steps India and Pakistan can take after accidental missile launch

While the restraint of the Pakistani military following the incident is admirable, the two nuclear-armed neighbours can do more to strengthen confidence-building measures.

While the restraint of the Pakistani military following the incident is admirable, the two nuclear-armed neighbours can do more to strengthen confidence-building measures.

17 Mar 2022 - 9:45AM
Opinion | India, Russia have more than weapons to celebrate after Putin’s state visit

Despite India’s steady drift into the US orbit, Russia remains a vital relationship for New Delhi as it seeks arms sales and strategic balance. Agreements on trade, investment and security cooperation in addition to arms deals show the relationship still has room for growth.

Despite India’s steady drift into the US orbit, Russia remains a vital relationship for New Delhi as it seeks arms sales and strategic balance. Agreements on trade, investment and security cooperation in addition to arms deals show the relationship still has room for growth.

16 Dec 2021 - 2:26PM
Opinion | Why the US’ Afghanistan pull-out is the least bad choice

Critics of Biden’s decision are many, but when it comes to defining ‘victory’ and how it might be accomplished, they have no clear answer. Given the high cost and death toll, it is hard to justify a prolonged campaign.

Critics of Biden’s decision are many, but when it comes to defining ‘victory’ and how it might be accomplished, they have no clear answer. Given the high cost and death toll, it is hard to justify a prolonged campaign.

16 Aug 2021 - 10:38PM
Opinion | India has a history of involvement in its neighbours’ affairs. Why has it not condemned the Myanmar coup?

The hesitance comes from concerns over impinging strategic military interests, and a worry criticism will move Naypyidaw closer to China.

The hesitance comes from concerns over impinging strategic military interests, and a worry criticism will move Naypyidaw closer to China.

24 Feb 2021 - 11:35AM
Opinion | Kashmir, a highway, more troops: three reasons for China-India tensions flare-up

Beijing’s misgivings about New Delhi’s actions in Kashmir last year are part of the story, but a number of other factors are also at play, says Sumit Ganguly.

Beijing’s misgivings about New Delhi’s actions in Kashmir last year are part of the story, but a number of other factors are also at play, says Sumit Ganguly.

19 Jun 2020 - 5:05PM
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