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All Things Policy: Inside China’s National Security State

Ever since Xi Jinping assumed power in China in late 2012, concerns about domestic stability, external challenges, and the resilience of Party rule have led to the building of a national security state. How has the Chinese constructed this apparatus? What role do the anti-corruption and rectification campaigns play? Aditya...

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 Chinese telecom vendors access to the Indian market, these benefits...

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 the long haul, unless of course, things get worse before...

Science and State Power in China

In May 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping placed an ambitious proposition before the leaders of the country’s scientific community. He called on them to “aim for the frontiers of science and technology” and emerge as the “vanguards in innovation in the new era.” The overarching objective, he said, was for...

All Things Policy: Whose History is it Anyway?

Do statues, monuments and buildings represent history? Or just the preoccupations of those that erected them? Should statues of problematic figures be taken down? Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan join Manoj Kewalramani to debate the vexed questions around the commemoration of the history and the modern politics of statues.

All Things Policy: The Wicked Problem of Coordinated Inauthentic Behaviour

CIB or Coordinated Inauthentic Behaviour is a precise-sounding term that remains imprecise. As the recent Buzzfeed exposé on Facebook highlights, platform action against such activities is often subjective and haphazard. How are narratives manipulated on platforms? How can platforms address this? What could be the consequences? Manoj Kewalramani discusses with...

All Things Policy: Making Sense of the LAC Standoff

Is the joint statement between India and China on 10th September a sign that the two sides are finding a way to end their standoff on the LAC? Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai join Aditya Ramanathan to analyse the ground situation, the diplomatic maneuvers, and the prospects for defusing the...

Diplomacy in Decline: How India is Navigating China’s Rise

Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai were featured on The National Bureau of Asian Research’s Asia Insight podcast, discussing the India-China relationship and the argument for India to emerge as a swing state amid the Sino-US rivalry. You can listen to the full episode here.

Eye on China: The 5-Point Plan – New Pak Amb – Covid Victory Lap – Xi on Technology – UN Position Paper – Aussie Journalists’ Saga – Data Security

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. Firing & Five-point Plan It’s been a week of back and forth in the India-China relationship. The week began with a series of alarming events. China’s Western Theatre...
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