September 20, 2020

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Anticipating the Unintended #70: Concentrated Costs, Diffused Benefits

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...

Book Review: Nine Dash Line: Deciphering the South China Sea Conundrum

Pooja Bhatt’s latest book Nine Dash Line: Deciphering the South China Sea Conundrum was reviewed by Manoj Kewalramani for the The Book Review Literary Trust. The review can be accessed here.

Takshashila Discussion Document: 5G, Huawei & Geopolitics – An Indian Roadmap

Download the report in PDF This report argues that the Indian government must consider the strategic implications of allowing Huawei to have a role in building and operating India’s 5G network infrastructure. While there exists an economic rationale for providing...

Eye on China: A Long Winter – Pvt Sector UFD – Wobbly Recovery – Taiwan – EU Summit – Maldives Debt

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties It’s increasingly clear that the India-China standoff in Eastern Ladakh is now going to continue for...

Tech-tonic | Does Lakshman have a right to know?

This article was first published in Deccan Herald. Views are personal. Earlier this week, I decided to scratch an itch that had been bothering me for a while. I took out some time in my calendar after work, dimmed the...

Tech This Week | With ARM in kitty, Nvidia most impressive firm you never heard of

This article was first published in Deccan Chronicle. Views are personal. Listening to Pivot podcast earlier this week, I came across this quote from Professor Scott Galloway, “Nvidia is the most impressive company you have never heard of”. Up until...

The PLA Insight: The Sino-Indian Border Dispute; Congressional Hearings; The South China Sea; China-Taiwan Relations; Aircraft Carriers; UNPKOs

I. The Big Story: The Sino-Indian Border Dispute Multiple things have happened along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between China and India since the newsletter was last published two weeks back. This issue highlights the events between the two countries...