Professor Ian Hall, Professor of International Relations and Deputy Director (Research), Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University.
Narendra Modi's energetic personal diplomacy and promise to make India a "leading power' surprised many analysts. Most had predicted that his government would concentrate on domestic issues, on the growth and development demanded by Indian voters, and that he lacked necessary experience in international relations. Instead, Modi's first term saw a concerted attempt to reinvent Indian foreign policy by replacing inherited understandings of its place in the world with one drawn largely from Hindu nationalist ideology. Following Modi's re-election in 2019, this project explores the drivers of this reinvention, arguing it arose from a combination of elite conviction and electoral calculation, and the impact it has had on India's international relations.
Ian Hall is a Professor of International Relations and the Deputy Director (Research) of the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, an Academic Fellow of the Australia India Institute at the University of Melbourne, and the co-editor (with Sara E. Davies) of the Australian Journal of International Affairs. He is the author or editor of six books and a number of articles and chapters. His research has appeared in Asian Survey, European Journal of International Affairs, International Affairs, and Review of International Studies, among other journals. His book, Modi and the Reinvention of Indian Foreign Policy, will be out later in 2019.
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