Karan Pradhan

Karan Pradhan

Senior Researcher, Gateway House

 Karan Pradhan was a Senior Researcher at Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations. He has worked as a reporter, sub-editor and features writer at The Asian Age,  covering a variety of beats including the civic and music beats. He has also worked on a number of books on organised crime  in Mumbai including Mafia Queens of Mumbai, Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia and My Name is Abu Salem with the author S.  Hussain Zaidi. He holds a Master of Arts degree  in International Relations from the University of Warwick. Download high-res bio image

Recent projects

In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, a destroyer of the South China Sea Fleet of the Chinese Navy fire a missile during a traning in South China Sea on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007. Dozen of warships of the South China Sea Fleet were deployed in the competitive training to improve combat capability of the fleet, Xinhua said.  (AP Photo/Xinhua, Zha Chunming) Courtesy: India Strategic
16 July 2015 Gateway House

Military strategies collide in the Asia-Pacific

The recent re-evaluation by the US, China, Japan, and Russia of their military strategies reflects new geopolitical equations in which the Asia Pacific is a major strategic intersection. Turmoil in this region can impact India’s trade and security interests, and to avoid this India must craft a balance between its relations with all the countries involved
Denmark elections Courtesy: News Øresund - Johan Wessman
2 July 2015 Gateway House

Europe’s growing Right resurgence

Elections in Denmark in June have brought a right-wing coalition to power. These poll results reflect a trend across Europe of the rise of right-wing parties that are tapping into anti-immigrant sentiment and Islamophobia, both portrayed as responsible for a declining economy. It is time for Europe to stop blaming the victims and introspect
Middle Powers Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
2 July 2015 Gateway House

Why middle powers matter to India

Narendra Modi, who spent nearly two months abroad in his first year as prime minister, helped India cultivate a wide range of bilateral and multilateral relationships. But of these, it will be the middle powers that hold the key, economically and geopolitically to India’s growth and security, and Modi must continue to widen his middle powers arc
Modi walking Courtesy: Ministry of External Affair, Flickr
11 June 2015 Gateway House

Bangladesh and beyond

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s completion of the South Asia circuit demonstrates the importance of the neighbourhood in his government’s foreign policy. The improved perception of India in the neighbourhood, especially in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, is a positive, but the neighbours must recognise that India’s federal structure makes decision-making slower and more difficult on issues that affect neighbouring Indian states like West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.
BJP-PDP Courtesy: South Asia Media
26 March 2015 Gateway House

Coalitions of opposites

Representative democracy has resulted in coalition governments, comprising parties with opposing agendas, gradually being formed across the world. The Afghan unity government and the BJP-PDP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir are two such coalitions that share numerous similarities, not least of which is the role of Pakistan.
Modi & Obama Courtesy: MEA Flickr
15 January 2015 Gateway House

What Modi-Obama can achieve together

During President Obama’s visit to India to attend the Republic Day parade, if he and Prime Minister Modi announce specific agreements related to the two most vibrant components of the relationship—defence and technology—it will pave the way for real progress on the September 2014 US-India joint statement.
IS_2 Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
19 December 2014 Gateway House

2014: brutality intensified

This year has seen a disturbing increase in brutal violence by terrorist groups across the world—the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram in Nigeria and the Tehreek-e-Taliban in Pakistan. With non-traditional terror targets like Belgium, Canada and Australia also being attacked this year, 2015 could see a more lethal spread of jihadist terror