Podcast (CPR) & Discussion on ‘Staggering’ at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC

A CPR podcast on my new book ‘Staggering Forward is available at


Taking off tonight for the US for an extended holiday coupled with a book event at the Atlantic Council, Washington DC, on Thursday Oct 4, 2018. The main discussant is Shuja Nawaz (who, incidentally, is the younger brother of the late General Asif Nawaz Janjua, former Chief of the Army Staff, Pakistan Army). Will post the video of the event once the Council uploads it to the net.

The notice of the event is reproduced below. It is also a personal invitation from me to readers of this blog in the extended Washington, DC area to participate in it. See you there!

October 4, 2018

A Discussion with Bharat Karnad, Author of Staggering Forward: Narendra Modi and India’s Global Ambition

Introduced by:

Nidhi Upadhyaya
Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council

A conversation with:

Bharat Karnad

Moderated by:

Shuja Nawaz
Distinguished Fellow, South Asia Center
Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center invites you to a discussion on author Bharat Karnad’s recently published book ‘Staggering Forward: Narendra Modi and India’s Global Ambition‘, released on August 29, 2018. Analyzing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign and military policies in the context of India’s socio-political and economic milieu which has evolved in the new Century, this book offers a critical perspective that helps to understand the country’s present national security strategy, as seen through the twin-prisms of strongman-alpha male power politics that’s all the rage now featuring, other than the Indian prime minister, Trump, Putin, Xi, Erdogan and Shinzo Abe, and of the impact of Modi’s persona on India’s politics and policy-making.

The discussion will be held October 4, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Council, followed by a reception. The event is open to press and on the record.

DATE:           Thursday, October 4, 2018
TIME:             3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
LOCATION:  Atlantic Council 
                      1030 15th Street NW, 12th floor 
                      Washington, DC 20005 
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The event is on-the-record and open to the public and media. For media related questions, please emailpress@atlanticcouncil.org. The recorded video will be available after the event.

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About Bharat Karnad

Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, he was Member of the (1st) National Security Advisory Board and the Nuclear Doctrine-drafting Group, and author, among other books of, 'Nuclear Weapons and Indian Security: The Realist Foundations of Strategy', 'India's Nuclear Policy' and most recently, 'Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet)'. Educated at the University of California (undergrad and grad), he was Visiting Scholar at Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, the Shanghai Institutes of International Studies, and Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, DC.
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