Publications

All Things Policy: Weapons, Diplomacy and Mobs

Did America’s policy of engagement with China really fail? How does military technology affect domestic politics? And can publicity really help stop lynchings? Manoj Kewalramani, Anirudh Kanisetti and Aditya Ramanathan...

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 7

Trump’s offer to Modi, South Asia’s social divisions, and a Swatchh Russia initiative. All of this and more discussed by Gayatri Ganpule, Manoj Kewalramani and Samir Kumar on this episode....

All Things Policy: Another Trump – Kim Meeting

In a surprise move, Donald Trump became the first sitting American president to enter North Korea. What does the future hold for Kim Jong-un and his nuclear weapons? Aditya Ramanathan,...

All Things Policy: The G20 Summit

How did Trump and Xi negotiate a trade war ceasefire at the G20 summit? Can Turkey purchase S400s without sanctions imposed on them? To help us navigate through all the...

All Things Policy: First Use and its Critics

Seven of the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons maintain a first-use posture. But is first-use a viable option? Is it even credible? Aditya Ramanathan, Pranav R.S., Shambhavi Naik and...

All Things Policy: An Indian Space Strategy

The Indian government announced that it will set up the Defence Space Agency (DSA) and the Defence Space Research Organization (DSRO), kick-starting its military space program. What should be our...

All Things Policy: Pompeo’s Visit to India

Can Mike Pompeo’s visit to India help manage rising differences between the two countries? And are domestic constituencies in both countries adding to the troubles? Aditya Ramanathan, Manoj Kewalramani, Pranay...

All Things Policy: A Chinese Data Trap? Data localization and Indian policy

Huawei has announced it would be willing to provide India telecom equipment without “back doors”. Is this a feasible idea? How should India treat the data of its citizens? Anirudh...

All Things Policy: Is The World Getting Any Better?

Have human and societies become less violent? Are digital wallets ever good for the economy? Have we been measuring national power the wrong way for centuries? Aditya Ramanathan, Anirudh Kanisetti...

All Things Policy: Why didn’t Vijayanagara have a Navy?

What does the history of the Indian subcontinent teach us about maritime power and the behavior of sea-states? For that matter, why and what is a sea-state? Aditya Ramanathan and...

All Things Policy: Troubles in the Persian Gulf

Iran has shot down an American UAV just days after the US blamed it for attacks on the two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. What do deteriorating US-Iran...

All Things Policy: India’s Ocean?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the Maldives is the latest move in a contest for power in the Indian Ocean region. How can India win? Manoj Kewalramani and...

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 6

Anupam Manur and Gayatri Ganpule join Shambhavi Naik in discussing proposed policies of the prime ministerial candidates in the UK, Saudi Arabia’s Soverign-Wealth fund, the latest development by Michelin and...

All Things Policy: When Xi Met Modi

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit seemed to herald new thinking on Sino-Indian relations. But will it amount to anything? Manoj Kewalramani and Anirudh Kanisetti join Aditya Ramanathan to discuss. Subscribe...

All Things Policy: India Needs GMOs

Despite India’s ban on genetically modified crops, hundreds of farmers in Akola are planting them anyway. Why are GMOs banned in the first place? Will India roll back the ban?...

All Things Policy: Upheaval in Hong Kong

The mass protests against Hong Kong’s new extradition law turned violent on Wednesday. As tensions boiled over, Hong Kong police used tear gas and fired rubber bullets to disperse the...

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 5

Shambhavi Naik, Pranay Kotasthane and Gayatri Ganpule join Yazad Jal to discuss the latest section of the Economist. Today’s podcast includes the economics behind plant activity, the legality of certain...

All Things Policy: Grossly Doubtful Production | A Mis-estimation of India’s GDP Growth Rate

A recent paper by former Chief Economic Advisor of India, Arvind Subramanian made a shocking claim that India’s GDP growth between 2011-12 and 2016-17 was 4.5 per cent per year,...

All Things Policy: A Master Class on Sea Power | Talking With Rear Admiral Shrikhande

In this special episode, Rear Admiral Sudarshan Shrikhande talks about how maritime power has shaped our world, from ancient Greece to the 21st century Indo-Pacific. In conversation with Aditya Ramanathan...

All Things Policy: Anti-Abortion Laws | Legality and Consequence

With the recent wave of anti-abortion laws in the US, the right of a woman to bodily autonomy is being attacked. Shambhavi Naik is joined by Nidhi Gupta, Anirudh Kanisetti...

All Things Policy: The US Indo-Pacific Strategy | Discussing America’s Plan

The US has a new Indo-Pacific strategy. What does it mean for the region? What’s China’s response it? And how does it impact India? Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai join...

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 4

Shambhavi Naik and Gayatri Ganpule join Yazad Jal to explore the latest section of the Economist and discuss the nuances of its most intriguing articles. Listen in to hear about...

All Things Policy: The Tiananmen Square Massacre

The Tiananmen Square massacre is still an extremely controversial topic in China 30 years on. What led to the mass protests at the time? How does the Chinese Government still...

All Things Policy: A National Security Doctrine for India

The Takshashila Institution released a National Security Doctrine for India on 3rd June 2019. In this episode, Lt Gen Prakash Menon, Nitin Pai, and Pranay Kotasthane discuss what this doctrine...

All Things Policy: Voting With Your Wallet

Brands are becoming increasingly outspoken about their political values and so are consumers. Are we in an era of ethical consumerism? What does this mean for manufacturers and workers? Ananya...

All Things Policy: Understanding Chinese Power

In today’s Thoughtful Thursday episode, General Prakash Menon and Suyash Desai join Manoj Kewalramani to discuss China’s international political machinations and its military strategy through the lens of two new...

All Things Policy: The Promise of BIMSTEC

With BIMSTEC leaders attending the swearing-in of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, General Prakash Menon and Suyash Desai join Shambhavi Naik to talk about how the organisation could help rewire the...

All Things Policy: Reading The Economist 3

In this week’s episode, Anupam Manur, Yazad Jal and Gayatri Ganpule discuss the booming job market in rich countries, disruption of the interlinkages in the tech industry and welfare-motivated sin...

All Things Policy: The Case For Defence Reforms

What should be on the agenda for the new government as it sets about reforming defence? General Prakash Menon and Nitin Pai join Yazad Jal to discuss. Subscribe and listen...

All Things Policy: Will RuNet Ruin The Net?

Will Russia’s new internet regulations end the global internet as we know it? Does China have its own internet? Should states rule over the internet? Manoj Kewalramani and Rohan Seth...
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