July 27, 2020

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Anticipating the Unintended #54: Missing the Ocean for the Water Purifier

This newsletter is really a weekly public policy thought-letter. While excellent newsletters on specific themes within public policy already exist, this thought-letter is about frameworks, mental models, and key ideas that will hopefully help you think about any public policy problem...

What is driving China’s aggression?

There has been growing debate in recent times in India and other countries about China’s aggression. What’s driving Beijing to engage in contests on multiple fronts, be it Hong Kong, the near seas, or India, particularly amid a pandemic and...
underwater aircraft carriers

All Things Policy: Why Don’t We Have Underwater Aircraft Carriers?

In the Second World War, Japan tried to develop a whole class of submarines that worked as small aircraft carriers. Why did the idea not catch on after 1945? Why do some military innovations reach a dead-end? Anirudh Kanisettti and...

To what extent is the Kargil War a case of intelligence failure?

Why was India surprised in Kargil 21 years ago? Serving IPS officer Vijay Sakhare, who specializes in intelligence and related issues, gives us his take. By Vijay Sakhare Introduction In the summer of 1999, India and Pakistan fought a high-altitude...