Latest Commentaries

Hand Me the Paper #12: Looking at the Indian gig economy
June 14, 2021
Five trends in India-China ties a year after the Galwan Valley clash
June 14, 2021
What the COVID-19 second wave tells us about Twitter
June 14, 2021
The PLA Insight: Issue No 101
June 11, 2021
Govt owes Indians an explanation. Or its gag order & pension rule can be seen as blackmail
June 11, 2021
Technopolitik #1 Information Age Politics Cybersecurity, US-China Tech War, and Internet Models
June 10, 2021
Don’t rush into Sainik School public-private partnership. It can dilute and corrupt
June 8, 2021
The banal geopolitical fallout of the laboratory leak hypothesis
June 6, 2021
MisDisMal-Information Edition 42: Of Algo-Read’ems, (Col)Lapses in Time, Moderating Moderation
June 5, 2021
Politics of the Internet
June 3, 2021
Preparing for the waves
June 2, 2021
US shifting its Tibet stance. When will India end its silence?
June 1, 2021
The PLA Insight: Issue No 100
May 29, 2021
MisDisMal-Information Edition 41: Of Spaghetti on the wall, one nation one internet, fact(un)checked
May 28, 2021
India’s gamble on China failed in Ladakh. But there’s a new risk worth taking
May 25, 2021
Focus on getting on most of India vaccinated as quickly as possible
May 24, 2021
Blaming the government’s pandemic response? Do it for the right reasons
May 23, 2021
MisDisMal-Information Edition 40: Of Voice, Loyalty, Sticks, Flag-elation, Flagellation and Seeing Clearly
May 22, 2021
The PLA Insight: Issue Number 99
May 21, 2021
India and Vietnam should improve their defence ties
May 19, 2021
A top Army doctor transferred in middle of pandemic says a lot about India’s civil-military ties
May 18, 2021

Latest Research

Takshashila Policy Advisory — Managed Reopening After Lockdown: Recommendations for State Governments
June 14, 2021
Issue Paper: Economic Implications of WhatsApp’s Lawsuit against the Government of India
June 1, 2021
Takshashila Discussion Document – The Long March 5b Incidents
May 24, 2021
Journal Article – Radically Networked Societies: The case of the farmers’ protests in India
May 8, 2021
Takshashila Discussion Document – Examining Biden’s Evolving Indo-Pacific Policy
April 30, 2021
ISAS Working Paper — Siliconpolitik: The Case for a Quad Semiconductor Partnership
April 27, 2021
Takshashila Discussion Document – China’s Nuclear Ambiguity and its Implications for India
April 7, 2021
A Space Doctrine for India
March 16, 2021
Comments to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment, Forests and Climate Change on Demand for Grants (DFGs) in the Union Budget for FY 2021-22
March 11, 2021
Takshashila Blue Paper — A Rare Earths Strategy for India
February 26, 2021
Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — India’s Opportunity to Displace China in Global Supply Chains
January 13, 2021
Journal Article — India’s Theatre Expansion : Use of Sea Power to Balance China’s Rise
January 11, 2021
Takshashila Blue Paper — A Framework for Governing Human Gene Editing in India
January 5, 2021
Takshashila Strategic Assessment — China, India and Doklam in 2020
January 4, 2021
The China Challenge — A Blue Paper
December 31, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — A Rare Earths Strategy for India
December 24, 2020
Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — A Strategy to make India a Biotech Leader by 2025
November 17, 2020
Takshashila Discussion Document — Analysis of COVID-19 Serosurveys in India
November 6, 2020
A COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment Strategy for India
November 5, 2020
Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — Submarine Cables: A Maritime National Security Perspective for India
October 21, 2020

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Soumili Das, PGP 4

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Saishree Badrinarayanan, HLS 1