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All Things Policy: Confucian Confusion: India Reviews Work of CIs

Amid the standoff at the LAC, the Indian government is reportedly reviewing the work of Confucius Institutes in the country. These institutes have come under increasing scrutiny around the world over the past few years. But what do we know about their operations? Is a crackdown in India warranted? And...

All Things Policy: China Through Indian Eyes

What’s it like to study politics and international relations in China? And how does India fit into the Chinese world view? Manoj Kewalramani speaks to Hamsini Hariharan, an analyst, and Yenching Scholar studying at Peking University, about life, politics, and academic freedom in China.

Takshashila Strategic Assessment: Impact of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement on Pakistan’s Political Landscape

By Dr. Sudha Ramachandran, Hamsini Hariharan, and Shibani Mehta Download the Assessment in PDF [1 MB] The Pasthun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), a powerful civil and human rights movement, has rattled Pakistan’s political and military establishment by drawing huge crowds. The merger of the provinces of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally...

Takshashila Strategic Assessment: India-Bhutan Relationships – Fostering the Friendship

By Sudha Ramachandran, Hamsini Hariharan, and Shibani Mehta Download the Assessment in PDF [2.5 MB] Executive Summary The Doklam crisis is evidence that the regional security dynamic in the neighbourhood is being challenged. As Bhutan readies for its third National Assembly elections later this year, India must act to address Bhutanese...

Takshashila Strategic Assessment: Political Developments in Sri Lanka

By Sudha Ramachandran, Hamsini Hariharan, and Shibani Mehta Download the Assessment in PDF [700 KB] Executive Summary The victory of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in the local bodies’ elections in Sri Lanka in February reflects public dissatisfaction with the ruling coalition’s performance. It also...

Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc: Assessing China’s Engagement in the Indian Subcontinent

By Anirudh Kanisetti, Hamsini Hariharan, and Manoj Kewalramani Download the Discussion Slidedoc in PDF [1.4 MB] This Slidedoc presents a strategic framework that provides insights into China’s behaviour and highlights various alternative policies that China may consider for engagement in the Indian Subcontinent. An underlying assumption is that China is...