January 3, 2017

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Takshashila launches the Intelligence Reform Project

The Takshashila Institution has launched an Intelligence Reform Project today. Anand Arni, Distinguished Fellow at Takshashila, will head this policy research project as its director. Mr. Arni, a career intelligence officer, retired as Special Secretary in the Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW),...

Trump is not Putin’s puppet

Stop worrying about Trump being in Putin’s pocket. Start thinking of how to deal with him. Donald Trump’s attitude and statements both during the election campaign and after his victory have led many analysts to conclude that the new president...

Why States Need to be Involved in India’s Foreign Policy

By Ratish Srivastava (@socilia13) The involvement of states in India’s foreign policy making could be vital in launching India onto the next phase of development. The centre holds executive power in all matters related to foreign policy as stipulated in...

Controlling Healthcare Costs in Japan

The Japanese story of achieving low-cost healthcare through price controls By Aneesh Mugulur (@mugulur) Between 1980 and 1992, Japan’s price controls in the healthcare sector led to the decline of physician fees by 19%. In 1991, Japan’s infant mortality rate...

Medalless army

The defence ministry must quickly resume issuing official medals. Last week, a colleague and I were struck by what we saw at a new military supplies store that had opened in our neighbourhood. Among the usual uniforms, shoes, hats, bags...