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Recent Political Developments in Afghanistan – An Assessment

The Unending Saga of US-Taliban ‘Peace’ Deal On May 23, 2020, the Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire with effect from May 24, the day when Afghanistan celebrates Eid ul Fitr marking the end of Ramzan. President Ashraf Ghani responded positively...

Climate Change and Global Politics

By Gayathri Rajesh The UN defines sustainable development as the development that takes place through justified use of the earth’s current resources in a way that it “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations...

Takshashila Review Paper — Space Power and Space Warfare

Download the paper in PDF Executive Summary The modern space age is characterised by low cost access to space. One consequence of this development is increased competition in the military sphere. This review paper examines the current literature on space...

Takshashila Research Publication — Shaping the Military Instrument

By Lt Gen (Dr) Prakash Menon An edited version of this essay appeared first in the India Foundation Journal Vol. VII Issue No. 4, July-August, 2019 Download the Essay in PDF Unity in diversity provides the utmost strength for India’s...

Takshashila Discussion Document — Nuclear First Use – A Critique

Download the Discussion Document in PDF Six out of the eight nuclear weapons states have not ruled out first use of nuclear weapons. This document examines why states choose first use policies and the challenges involved in maintaining such a...

What Ails Foreign Policy as a Study Discipline?

Amb Shivshankar Menon’s keynote speech on what’s wrong with IR studies in India has sparked a healthy discussion online. His main arguments: Indian students are well versed with abstract IR theory but they find it difficult to apply these concepts to...

Takshashila Conducts its Second Workshop for GCSS3

The Takshashila Institution conducted the second contact workshop for the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Studies (GCSS) programme from 30 November to 02 December 2018 at Discovery Village, Nandi Hills. The workshop comprised three days of intense experiential learning delivered through Exercise Amrut,...

The Fallout of US Tariffs

Tariffs and other protectionist measures from the US have injected bitterness into its relationship with many countries and India is no exception to this.

Takshashila Conducts the First Workshop of GCSS2

The second edition of Takshashila’s Graduate Certificate in Strategic Studies conducted its workshop from 06 to 08 July 2018, at India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi. The workshop comprised three days of intensive experiential learning delivered through lectures by programme...

Takshashila Discussion Document — Deriving India’s Strategies for a New World Order

By Anirudh Kanisetti, Anupam Manur, and Pranay Kotasthane Download the Discussion Document in PDF [1.8 MB] Executive Summary “The New World Order” is a phrase often used but rarely understood. This discussion document proposes an analytical framework to decode what...
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