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All Things Policy: Can India Displace China in Global Supply Chains?

The rise in international tensions and the decline in economic globalisation are often touted as opportunities for India to become a critical part of global supply chains as businesses exit China. But how many enterprises are actually leaving China? Are...

All Things Policy: What Biden Means for India

How will Joe Biden’s administration approach relations with India? Should Delhi be worried? Manoj Kewalramani and Aditya Ramanathan discuss the prospects for India-US ties in the post-Trump era.

All Things Policy: How Britain Spied on the Seas

The Royal Navy has been one of the most formidable forces ever to put to sea in history. Through modern times, the Royal Navy has been served by a well-oiled intelligence machine made of many cogs. Aditya Pareek talks to...

The China Challenge – A Blue Paper

Download the Blue Paper as a PDF The Takshashila Institution and Hudson Institute hosted The China Challenge online discussion series over six weeks between August 28, 2020, and October 2, 2020. The fundamental question underpinning these discussions was how India...

All Things Policy: Civilisation: What Ancient Mesopotamia Tells Us about India

The Indian Subcontinent had some of the oldest cities in the world – but we know almost nothing about the urban culture of the Indus Valley, especially compared to its contemporaries in ancient Mesopotamia. In our last episode of 2020,...

All Things Policy: How Can Citizens Make Cities Better?

While Indians lavish attention on general and state elections, democracy at the municipal tends to be ignored or hijacked by extraneous issues. In this episode, Suman Joshi, programme manager for Takshashila’s Graduate Certificate in Public Policy, makes the case for...

All Things Policy: Europe’s China Dilemma

Even as incoming US President Joe Biden vows to craft a “coherent strategy” on China, the European Union is trying to clinch a trade deal with Beijing. How do Europeans view the rise of China? And how can Europe balance...

All Things Policy: What are China’s Lunar Ambitions?

China’s Change 5 mission returned to Earth after a 23-day mission to the moon during which it collected two kilograms of lunar samples. What does this mission tell us about China’s lunar program? And how does India’s own moon exploration...

All Things Policy: Bear’s Den: Why Does Russia Want A Naval Base in the Red Sea?

Russia is planning to lease a naval base in Sudan for at least 25 years. Aditya Pareek talks to Aditya Ramanathan about Moscow’s underlying ambitions, the geopolitics driving this move, and the state of Russia’s fleet, especially its flagship Admiral...

All Things Policy: Could Spies Avert the Next Pandemic?

As threats from disease outbreaks and ecological disasters grow, should intelligence agencies be tasked with tracking them? What are the potential benefits and pitfalls of such a move? Takshashila’s director Nitin Pai joins distinguished fellow and former Special Secretary in...
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