Discussion Document – China’s Economic Outlook in 2015

China’s Economic Outlook in 2015: The Trump Card of a Yuan Devaluation V Anantha Nageswaran, Co-Founder and Fellow for Geoeconomics, the Takshashila Institution. Abstract China’s real economy grew at an average rate...

China’s economic horoscope

Though growth in China is unlikely to slow down soon, India should prepare to take advantage of a shifting of gears there

Research Publication: India-Pakistan Intelligence Cooperation to Counter Terrorism

Download the full paper in PDF [53 KB] Terrorism is a major security concern in India and Pakistan. Both nations have been victims of vicious acts of terror and have...

Xi Jinping – $100 bn is coming!

The current moment presents the Modi government with an opportunity to take advantage, but very carefully, of Beijing's inclination to offer economic incentives

Policy Advisory — Helping Karnataka’s industries reach new heights

Helping Karnataka’s industries reach new heights: Industrial policy recommendations for 2014 Pavan Srinath, Nitin Pai, Narayan Ramachandran and Varsha Ramachandran Read the policy advisory [170KB] Abstract: This policy advisory constitutes the...

MH17 and the ‘non-state actor’ charade

Here's what happened: Russian proxy fighters in the Donetsk region of Ukraine shot down a Malaysia Airlines civilian aircraft - flight MH17, carrying 298 people - by mistake, using a...

Discussion Document – Fiscal Consolidation is the Key to Economic Growth

This Discussion Document provides directions for the 2014 and future budgets focussing on the budget-making processes, subsidies, fiscal dominance of monetary policy, inflation expectations, bank ownership and fiscal consolidation.

Policy Advisory – Bringing IT Act 2000 in Alignment with the Constitution

Bringing IT Act 2000 in Alignment with the Constitution In response to input sought by the Law Commission of India on media and privacy Rohan Joshi and Ranjeet Rane, The...

Invited Paper – Indian Journal of Industrial Relations

Transition to Labor Law Reform: State-Level Initiatives &Informal Sector Labor Relations Hemal Shah, Scholar at the Takshashila Institution The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 50, No. 1, July 2014...

Discussion Document – Resolving the Indo-Bangladesh Maritime Dispute

Resolving the Indo-Bangladesh Maritime Dispute Piyush Singh and Pranay Kotasthane, the Takshashila Institution This discussion document investigates the Indo-Bangladesh maritime dispute and presents policy options for the Indian government. Indo-Bangladesh...

Iraq and the outer ring of India’s security

To us in India, news that an Islamist militant group that even Al Qaeda considers too extremist has taken Mosul, Tikrit and other Iraqi cities in a lightning campaign appears...

Confronting a new world order

So intense, so compelling and so all-consuming was the build-up to the recently concluded general election that developments outside India received less-than-usual attention in our public sphere. Yet a lot...

Our foreign policy is 8% growth

The external environment will certainly affect India's internal quest to get back onto the path of high economic growth -- but much of the slack is in domestic policy

Perspective – India’s nuclear doctrine

It is irresponsible to speculate that India’s nuclear doctrine will be completely overhauled by a political party if it comes to power. It is sensationalist to suggest that India’s no-first-use...

MH370 and three worrying ‘ifs’

Kuala Lumpur's delay in roping in India to help track the missing aircraft is an indicator that New Delhi must redouble its diplomacy and capacity demonstration in East Asia

Policy Brief – Making India’s Labour Market More Flexible

Making India’s Labour Market More Flexible Hemal Shah, Scholar at the Takshashila Institution This policy brief presents a workable approach to labour reforms, to break six decades of deadlock. These...

Perspective – The Politics of Free Speech

The suppression of free speech is an exercise of political power through competitive intolerance.

Perspective – Defence Modernisation

The Ministry of Defence must adopt capital budgeting practices to ensure that India’s defence does not become hostage to fiscal contingencies. The broader issue is of evolving principles of allocation...

Don’t leave diplomacy to diplomats

The perfunctory management of external affairs has left India's foreign policy establishment largely unprepared to manage the consequences of dramatic international developments

‘Axis of evil’ now a pivot of peace?

The implications of the interim deal between Iran and the world's big powers go far beyond the nuclear programme

The Saudis, the Iranians and us

Further deterioration of the US-Saudi relationship will have geo-economic and geopolitical effects

Leave the Net in US hands

The US Constitution, political system, civil society and media are better guardians of online free speech and privacy than some UN outfit

Three-point alert for J&K

The partisan political din in New Delhi and concerns about the economy elsewhere in the country should not divert our attention from the emergent situation in Jammu and Kashmir. All...

China’s war on rumour

The microblogging service Weibo has proliferated to such an extent that it is straining China's vast censorship infrastructure

Book Chapter: India and International Norms

Book Chapter: India and International Norms: R2P, Genocide Prevention, Human Rights, and Democracy Nitin Pai, Co-Founder and Director of the Takshashila Institution in Shaping the Emerging World: India and the...

Book Chapter: India and UN Peacekeeping

Book Chapter: India and International Norms: R2P, Genocide Prevention, Human Rights, and Democracy Richard Gowan and Sushant K. Singh. Sushant is a fellow for national security at the Takshashila Institution....

Research Report – On Labour Law Reforms in India

Towards greater labour market flexibility: Issues and Options Hemal Shah, Scholar at the Takshashila Institution This report proposes how we could think about a workable approach to labour market reform,...

Discussion Document – India’s Central Monitoring System

By Rohan Joshi, Fellow at the Takshashila Insitution Executive Summary As part of the 2011-­2012 annual report of the Department of Telecommunications, the Government of India formally announced its decision...

Issue Brief – Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh

The ambush of a convoy of Congress party leaders in Chhattisgarh on May 25th, 2013, was one of the most ambitious attacks by the Maoists. It was a well-planned attack...
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