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Heed Napoleon’s words as China fancies its odds of taking Taiwan

The ongoing confrontation between Indian and Chinese troops along the Himalayan frontiers is serious, but pales in comparison with the situation across the Taiwan Strait. Over the weekend of 18-19 September, China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and Navy...

Diplomacy in Decline: How India is Navigating China’s Rise

Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai were featured on The National Bureau of Asian Research’s Asia Insight podcast, discussing the India-China relationship and the argument for India to emerge as a swing state amid the Sino-US rivalry. You can listen to...

All Things Policy: Crafting India’s Strategy for China

Should India balance against China by drawing closer to the United States? Or should it adopt a more subtle strategy that allows it to keep its options open? Historian and strategist Zorawar Daulet Singh talks to Aditya Ramanathan and Suyash...

Arriving at a new normal in India-China relations

This article was first published in The Hindustan Times. The ongoing stand-off between the Indian and Chinese forces in eastern Ladakh is a fork in the road, fundamentally reshaping the direction of the bilateral relationship. Over the last few years,...

All Things Policy: China’s Ambitions in the Subcontinent

There’s been a growing debate in India about China’s influence in the Indian subcontinent. How has China’s role in the region evolved? What’s China been up to during the pandemic? And is a Sino-Indian contest inevitable in the region? Manoj...

All Things Policy: Can India and China Fight and Trade?

Should India boycott Chinese goods? In this episode, Anupam Manur and Pranay Kotasthane look at some of the common reasons given for banning Chinese products and why they’re wrong.

Separating economic and border issues

As we exit the lockdown and resume economic activity, we will have to observe certain protocols. Like social distancing. Or using hand sanitisers in office, public places or even at home. These sanitisers are alcohol-based, and usually come in dispenser...

Anupam Manur quoted in Hindustan Times about boycotting Chinese goods

Anupam Manur, assistant professor at Takshashila Institution, was quoted in an article in Hindustan Times by Rajeev Jayaswal, Rahul Singh and Rezaul H Laskar on the subject of Chinese goods and investment in India. Manur said “As much as the...

Takshashila Discussion Document – An Indian Approach to Navigate China’s Rise

Download the Discussion Document in PDF Executive Summary The rise of China as an emerging global power has significant implications for India’s pursuit of its core interests. While old sources of friction between the two countries persist, shifting global power...