Publications

All Things Policy: The Missiles of October

This week, 57 years ago a crisis broke out in the Caribbean that brought the world closest its ever been to all-out nuclear war. In this episode, Shibani Mehta, Pranav...

All Things Policy: Military Revolution and the Future of War

How do countries think about revolutionary changes in the character of war? In this episode, Manoj Kewalramani, Pranav RS, and Aditya Ramanathan debate the dynamics driving strategic and military innovations...

All Things Policy: The Military Pensions Dilemma

Nearly 25% of India’s defence expenditure for this year will be used to service the pension bill. Is this sustainable? And how does it impact modernisation? Manoj Kewalramani talks to...

All Things Policy: Reading the Economist 18

Will China have autonomous cars before the West? Is inflation no longer a worry for emerging markets? And why are the EU and Russia patching up now? Manoj Kewalramani, Sankalp...

All Things Policy: A Peculiar Alliance

Sweeter than honey and higher than the mountains-that’s how China and Pakistan describe their relationship. But what really drives it? Is it just about containing India or are there other...

All Things Policy: A Meeting at Mamallapuram

Is the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping an empty gesture or a valuable diplomatic initiative? Our China watchers, Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai join...

All Things Policy: Eastern Promises

Delhi and Dhaka signed several agreements during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent visit, despite concerns about issues like the NRC. Shambhavi Naik talks to Pranav RS, Sankalp Gurjar and Suyash...

All Things Policy: Fake News Conundrum

Singapore’s anti-fake news law took effect on October 02. Shibani Mehta, Rohan Seth, and Utkarsh Narain talk about what such laws might mean for free speech, dissent, and civil liberties,...

All Things Policy: China’s Web of Influence and Power

Much has been written about Chinese influence operations undermining democracies and impacting academic freedoms. In this episode, Manoj Kewalramani talks to Suyash Desai and Sankalp Gurjar about the instruments China...

All Things Policy: The Geopolitics of Online Worlds

The astonishing multiplayer world of Eve Online allows players to build, trade, become politicians, and wage war on each other. In this episode, Anirudh Kanisetti joins Manoj Kewalramani and Aditya...

All Things Policy: Fighting Together

Is military jointness good? Or should each service should be allowed to formulate its own strategy? Are there any lessons for India from the military reforms in China? Manoj Kewalramani...

All Things Policy: Getting Back on Track

The Railway Board Chairman has recently announced plans to allow 150 private trains into the railway network. What really needs to be done to improve the quality and availability of...

All Things Policy: India’s Economic Dilemmas

India’s economy is in doldrums, but the way out is unclear. Nitin Pai and Anupam Manur join Pranay Kotasthane to discuss the options, from sweeping reforms to sensible taxation. Subscribe...

All Things Policy: The Promise and Tragedy of China

The People’s Republic of China is celebrating its 70th anniversary on October 1st, 2019. Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai talk to Pranay Kotasthane about China’s tumultuous journey and its uncertain...

All Things Policy: Cryptocurrency Explained

We all know what cryptocurrency is and how it can be used. But how does it really work? On this episode, Aditya Ramanathan and Anirudh Kanisetti talk to Utkarsh Narain...

All Things Policy: On Killer Robots and Partisan Bubbles

Will lethal autonomous weapon systems make future crises more dangerous? And how does information gerrymandering help vested interests divide and rule populations? Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan discuss. Subscribe and...

All Things Policy: A Climate Emergency

The UN General Assembly has been debating climate change, but what are the practical measures countries like India can take? Manoj Kewalramani joins Pavan Srinath and Pranay Kotasthane to assess...

All Things Policy: Reading the Economist 17

What’s happening in the world with changing climate? Did Iran really attack Saudi Arabia? And what is Netanyahu’s future? Manoj Kewalramani, Pranav R.S. and Utkarsh Narain talk about all this...

All Things Policy: Howdy Prime Minister?

Prime Minister Modi kicked off his week-long visit to the United States with a massive event in Houston. Manoj Kewalramani, Sankalp Gurjar and Suyash Desai discuss the implications of the...

All Things Policy: An Engine of Growth Sputters

With India’s automobile industry skidding off the growth path, Anupam Manur joins Aditya Ramanathan to discuss what ails the sector and what can be done about it. Subscribe and listen...

All Things Policy: Art of The Deal in Kabul

With US-Taliban talks frozen for now, what will it take to create a lasting peace that secures India’s interests? In this special episode, Sumeer Bhasin, a businessman with deep experience...

All Things Policy: Setting the Desert on Fire

Last week’s attack on Saudi oil facilities highlights the threat to India’s hydrocarbons supplies. Manoj Kewalramani and Sankalp Gurjar join Aditya Ramanathan to discuss what the dramatic attack means for...

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 16

Has Huawei made a peace offering to the US? Is Silicon Valley on the brink of discovering the secret to immortality? And how does our perception of people affect our...

All Things Policy: Libra Raj?

How much power does the newly announced digital currency Libra give Facebook? What will be the geopolitical implications? To understand the fallout, Aditya Ramanathan and Anirudh Kanisetti talk to Rohan...

All Things Policy: India’s Podcasting Adventures

What is it like to be a podcaster in India? Our own podcasters – Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan – sit down with Amit Doshi and Kavita Rajwade, co-founders of...

All Things Policy: Speedy Redressal

How would a smart policymaker tackle the problems of pollution and traffic law violations? Rohan Seth, Pranay Kotasthane and Anupam Manur discuss in the context of the recently announced amendment...

All Things Policy: An Indian Trade Dilemma

Negotiations for the massive Asia-Pacific trade deal, RCEP, are in their final phase. Rohan Seth, Anupam Manur, and Manoj Kewalramani debate the pros and cons of the potential agreement for...

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 15

Why does Bashar al-Asad’s regime have a new lease of life? How will militaries use artificial intelligence? And what is the legacy of Robert Mugabe? Manoj Kewalramani, Sankalp Gurjar and...

All Things Policy: Space Incorporated

Indian regulations actively discourage private space companies. In this special episode Dr Ranjana Kaul, an expert on space law and policy, and Narayan Prasad, an entrepreneur, tell us what the...

All Things Policy: The Future of Humanity

For the first time in history, humanity can take shortcuts to the many destinations of natural evolution. On this episode, Aditya Ramanathan and Anirudh Kanisetti talk to Ganesh Chakravarthi about...
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