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China wants a reset with Biden, but won’t change its approach

There has been much debate about why China was slow to acknowledge Joe Biden’s election victory. It took nearly a week after Biden’s victory speech for China’s foreign ministry to issue formal congratulations. Xi Jinping is among the few world leaders who still hasn’t spoken to Biden. Despite that, Beijing...

Manoj Kewalramani quoted in The Telegraph on India not joining RCEP

Manoj Kewalramani was quoted in an article in The Telegraph published on 18th November, on India not joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement. Manoj was quoted as saying: “We cannot join because we are not competitive. And we are not competitive because policy limits us and folks are risk...

Anticipating the Unintended #88: Economics Matters, Capitalism Works

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 in imaginative ways. It seeks to answer just one question: how...

Eye on China: LAC, FDI, RCEP – Bhutan Village – Nepal’s Politics – Big Defaults – Xi’s Summits – New US Approach – Warning Australia – EU’s Dependence

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 Over the last two weeks, there have been reports of India and China agreeing to some sort of partial disengagement and de-escalation formula in Eastern Ladakh....

All Things Policy: India’s Marathon: Kunal Singh on Leveraging the India-US Partnership

The Takshashila Institution has launched a new book, India’s Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order, a collection of essays by public intellectuals about our changing world and what India needs to do to thrive. In this episode, author Kunal Singh, a Ph.D. candidate at MIT, joins Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya...

Nations are hurting themselves in their big fight with Big Tech

This article was originally published in Live Mint. Views are Personal. In a recent interview with The Atlantic magazine, Barack Obama described social media as “the single biggest threat to our democracy”, arguing that these platforms had destroyed the common narrative necessary for democracy to function. He held tech companies...

Mumbai to Marrakech | A newsletter on the Middle East | Edition 3 | United States-Israel-Iran and allied tensions

Mumbai to Marrakech Edition 3: November 18, 2020 By Madhuvanthi Srinivasan United States-Israel-Iran and allied tensions Al Qaeda’s second highest leader killed in Iran On November 13, the New York Times reported that Al-Qaeda’s second highest leader- Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah who went by the name Abu Mohammed al-Masri- the mastermind...

Atmanirbharta may come at a price

This article was originally published in Mumbai Mirror. You can read the full piece here. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), which was formed 20 years ago, has more than 12 crore customers – 10 percent of all the telecom subscribers in the country. In landline connections, it has nearly half...

Takshashila hosts a #DeepWebinar on the Way Forward for India-Myanmar Relations

On 18th November 2020, Takshashila Institution hosted a #DeepWebinar focused on exploring ways forward for India-Myanmar relations. It included Bertil Lintner(Security Affairs Correspondent for Asia Times and Author of seven renowned books on Myanmar) and Dr. Sandeep Shastri (Pro VC Jain University and Lead Consultant,Myanmar Project,Forum of Federations) as panellists....

All Things Policy: India’s Marathon: Shruti Rajagopalan on India’s Strength in Numbers

The Takshashila Institution has launched a new book, India’s Marathon: Reshaping the Post-Pandemic World Order, a collection of essays by public intellectuals about our changing world and what India needs to do to thrive. In this episode, economist Shruti Rajagopalan joins Anupam Manur to talk about how India’s population is...
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