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All Things Policy: China’s New Missile Silos

China has reportedly begun the construction of more than 100 new silos for intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in a desert near the northwest city of Yumen. Pranav Satyanath and Suyash Desai join Aditya Ramanathan to discuss what this development means...

All Things Policy: India, the Moon and the Artemis Accords

 Humans have always been fascinated by the Moon, but have never managed to agree on a common set of rules governing our activities on the lunar surface. As outer space becomes increasingly commercialized, competitive, and contested, the US is...

All Things Policy: The Mirage of High-Tech Self-Sufficiency

China’s growing technology prowess has led many countries to rollout old-style industrial policies of their own. What is the likelihood these measures will succeed? Is there a way beyond subsidies? And does the notion of indigenizing high-tech supply chains even...

All Things Policy: The Evolution of Indian Science

 In the years after independence, a handful of extraordinary visionaries laid the foundations for Indian science in fields ranging from space exploration to chemistry and biology. Journalist Hari Pulakkat talks to Aditya Ramanathan and Aditya Pareek about his new...

All Things Policy: US-UK Special Relationship and China

 The US and the UK have a long tradition of security cooperation against common adversaries. During the Cold War, the UK was a junior partner under the US security umbrella. However, with Brexit, Russian actions, and the rise of...

Takshashila Discussion Document – The Long March 5b Incidents

Download the Discussion Document as a PDF Executive Summary The launch of the Tianhe module of China’s Tiangong-3 space station was followed by two incidents of note One, immediately after the separation of the module from the core stage, both...

All Things Policy: Investigating SARS-CoV-2

 As calls for a thorough investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 re-emerge, Shambhavi Naik and Aditya Ramanathan discuss how novel viruses emerge, the trade-offs of an investigation and the next steps India should take.

All Things Policy: Finland, Russia and the Arctic

 Finland has come out with its first-ever public military intelligence review. The document comes after Finland put in place legislation that provides civilian oversight over military intelligence activity. The review identifies Finland’s primary concern as Northern Europe and the...

All Things Policy: Why Russia’s Far East Matters

 Russia’s relations with Western states receive a great deal of attention but its eastern frontiers are as consequential. Professor Artyom Lukin of Vladivostok’s Far Eastern Federal University joins Aditya Pareek and Aditya Ramanathan to discuss Russia’s geopolitical ambitions in...

All Things Policy: France, India and the Seas

How does France view its relationship with the world’s oceans? And how does that shape maritime cooperation with India? In this episode, Dr Virginie Saliou, Research Professor at France’s naval school, discusses her country’s unique approach to maritime affairs, its...
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