Interpreting India
Interpreting India
Nov 20, 2019
Diplomacy in a Disordered World with William J. Burns
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Srinath Raghavan and William J. Burns highlight the importance of diplomacy in an increasingly tumultuous world and evolving India-US relations.



William J. Burns was president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the oldest international affairs think tank in the United States. Ambassador Burns retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2014 after a thirty-three-year diplomatic career. He holds the highest rank in the Foreign Service, career ambassador, and is only the second serving career diplomat in history to become deputy secretary of state.

Srinath Raghavan is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie India. He is also a professor of International Relations and History at Ashoka University. His primary research focus is on the contemporary and historical aspects of India’s foreign and security policies. He has written a number of books spanning international relations, strategic studies and modern South Asian history. 


Additional Reading:

  1. The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal by William J. Burns
  2. The Most Dangerous Place: A History of the United States in South Asia by Srinath Raghavan
  3. George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis
  4. The Naked Diplomat: Understanding Power and Politics in the Digital Age by Tom Fletcher


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