June 16, 2020

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Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — National Security Preparedness & Planning for COVID-19

Download the Discussion SlideDoc in PDF There are four major risks in the ongoing pandemic: the spread of infection, police and armed forces being stretched thin, opportunistic actions by insurgents, criminals, and other States, and finally, the collapse of State...

Anupam Manur quoted in Hindustan Times on fall in GST revenue

Anupam Manur was quoted in an article by Rahul Jayaswal, Senior editor of Hindustan Times on the massive fall in GST revenue and diesel consumption. “The lockdown allowed the production, distribution, and sale of only essential items, a lot of...

Price controls are a terrible idea to tackle private-public healthcare gap in India

Even before the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, sticker shock with respect to private hospital charges was commonplace in India. The perception and fear of being overcharged by private hospitals, especially through ‘unnecessary’ diagnostic tests and treatments, is widespread. Adverse...

All Things Policy: How Russia Plans for Nuclear War

What does Russia’s new document on nuclear deterrence say about how it thinks about the ultimate weapon? Does Russia have a policy of escalate to de-escalate? Aditya Ramnathan and Pranav RS talk to Olya Oliker to find out more. Russia’s...