January 11, 2021

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An ongoing journal on Russia-Japan relations #2

The state of economic cooperation between Japan and Russia Since the new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga took over, the consensus has been that his administration will continue the policies of economic cooperation with Russia pursued by his predecessor Prime...

Takshashila launches the Political Mandala quiz show

The Takshashila Institution launched the Political Mandala, a quiz show that allows people to reflect on their political beliefs, on 8th January 2021. The show featured Ashok Krish as the guest whose political beliefs were challenged and revealed. The binary...

Nitin Pai appeared on an India Ahead panel on WhatsApp’s privacy policy

Nitin Pai appeared on an India Ahead panel on WhatsApp’s privacy policy. In the interview, he focussed on the need for a robust data protection law in India. You can watch the full interview below:

China-India Border Dispute; PLA Regulations; Taiwan; Chinese Nuclear Forces, 2020; India’s Theatre Expansion: Sea Power to Balance China’s Rise

I. The Big Story:  China-India Border Dispute India’s Defence Ministry’s year-end review claims that the Indian troops are well entrenched along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) to counter any Chinese actions, even though efforts are made to resolve the ongoing stand-off through...

Journal Article: India’s Theatre Expansion : Use of Sea Power to Balance China’s Rise

In Indian Public Policy Review’s latest issue, I examine the Sino-Indian problems and argue that development and demonstration of maritime power afford India the best way of managing China in the Indo-Pacific region. Link to the journal article

Book Review: Coping with China

Book review of India’s China Challenge: A Journey through China’s Rise and What It Means for India China’s rise in the past three decades has made it a formidable challenger to the international order. Under General Secretary Xi Jinping it has been...

All Things Policy: What was China’s PLA up to in 2020?

The year 2020 was critical for the Chinese armed forces. Its goal of achieving mechanisation was delayed, as were recruitment reforms. Meanwhile, assertion with regard to territorial disputes intensified. In this episode, Manoj Kewalramani talks to Suyash Desai about all...