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Takshashila Discussion Document – An Indian Approach to Navigate China’s Rise

Download the Discussion Document in PDF Executive Summary The rise of China as an emerging global power has significant implications for India’s pursuit of its core interests. While old sources of friction between the two countries persist, shifting global power dynamics and technological advancements present new challenges and opportunities. In...

All Things Policy: China’s Ambitions in the Subcontinent

There’s been a growing debate in India about China’s influence in the Indian subcontinent. How has China’s role in the region evolved? What’s China been up to during the pandemic? And is a Sino-Indian contest inevitable in the region? Manoj Kewalramani speaks to Constantino Xavier of Brookings India and Shibani...

All Things Policy: The World of Public Policy

How does someone who wants to influence policy actually do so outside of government? How does a policy career help transform the country, and for that matter, how do you get into the policy space anyway? Anirudh Kanisetti talks to Apurva Kumar, Shibani Mehta and Sowmya Nandan about their journeys...

India’s National Cybersecurity Policy Must Acknowledge Modern Realities

Earlier this year, it was discovered that India was the target of two cyberattacks in the same month. The malware attacks at the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) are believed to be the outcomes of phishing attempts on employees. In 2018, it was reported that an...

How to start your own country: All you need is ‘friends’

Nityananda’s Kailaasa, located off the coast of Ecuador, has its own flag, recognised a set of official languages and even set up a department for homeland security and defence. To all appearances, it seems like a legitimate country and may inspire more to establish their own. But creating a new...

All Things Policy: Why is China Powerful?

Takshashila researchers Manoj Kewalramani, Anirudh Kanisetti and Shibani Mehta unpack our latest research: a report to India’s Parliament about China’s rise. This is part 1 of 2, exploring the sources of China’s power and global influence and how they have grown over the decades. Check out the full report here:...

Takshashila Discussion Document – An Indian Approach to Navigate China’s Rise

Download the Discussion Document in PDF Executive Summary The rise of China as an emerging global power has significant implications for India’s pursuit of its core interests. While old sources of friction between the two countries persist, shifting global power dynamics and technological advancements present new challenges and opportunities. In...

Shibani Mehta speaks at an International Seminar on CTBT in St Petersburg

Shibani Mehta was a speaker in a seminar on ‘CTBT and Its Place in the International Nonproliferation Architecture: Assessment of the Current State of Affairs’ organised by the CTBTO, Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) and St Petersburg University. The seminar aimed at assessing the prospects of achieving progress with regards to...

The Takshashila Institution conducts a residential workshop for its Defence & Foreign Affairs programme

Nandi Hills, Bangalore, 15-17 November 2019 Students of The Takshashila Institution’s Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (Defence & Foreign Affairs), GCPP (DFA) programme attended a 3-day residential workshop at the Discovery Village, Nandi Hills. The workshop comprised intense experiential learning delivered through Exercise Amrut, Takshashila’s crisis simulation game. Designed to hone skills...

All Things Policy: The Missiles of October

This week, 57 years ago a crisis broke out in the Caribbean that brought the world closest its ever been to all-out nuclear war. In this episode, Shibani Mehta, Pranav RS and Aditya Ramanathan debate the lessons of the confrontation for the future. Subscribe and listen to the podcast on:...
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