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Ever wondered how automation will change the world? Maybe you puzzle over what India could do to ease traffic congestion, or how China's aircraft carriers will transform Indian Ocean geopolitics? All Things Policy, a daily podcast brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, brings you all the answers. Every weekday, our researchers break down complex economic and geopolitical ideas through the lens of current events. For everyone from the busy executive to the curious student, All Things Policy is all you'll need to understand the world (and appreciate your breakfast) better.

Ever wondered how automation will change the world? Maybe you puzzle over what India could do to ease traffic congestion, or how China's aircraft carriers will transform Indian Ocean geopolitics? All Things Policy, a daily podcast brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, brings you all the answers. Every weekday, our researchers break down complex economic and geopolitical ideas through the lens of current events. For everyone from the busy executive to the curious student, All Things Policy is all you'll need to understand the world (and appreciate your breakfast) better.
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Ever wondered how automation will change the world? Maybe you puzzle over what India could do to ease traffic congestion, or how China's aircraft carriers will transform Indian Ocean geopolitics? All Things Policy, a daily podcast brought to you by the Takshashila Institution, brings you all the answers. Every weekday, our researchers break down complex economic and geopolitical ideas through the lens of current events. For everyone from the busy executive to the curious student, All Things Policy is all you'll need to understand the world (and appreciate your breakfast) better.

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Episodes

Ep. 222: War in the Heavens: Space Power in the 21st Century

12/12/2019
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Getting to space has never been as easy as it is today, but this has also opened the doors for a new space race. In this episode, Aditya Ramanathan and Pranay Kotasthane talk to Pranav RS about our new paper on space power and space warfare, and discuss the new opportunities offered by space. Also check out: Takshashila Review Paper: Space Power and Space Warfare You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS:...

Duration:00:31:03

Ep. 221: Is Cyberwarfare Coming?

12/11/2019
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The term “cyber warfare” has come into vogue in recent times, but nobody seems to know what it actually is. In this episode, Anirudh Kanisetti sits down with Prateek Waghre, Pranav RS and Shibani Mehta to talk about cyberwarfare and what countries are doing to deal with new threats in cyberspace. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our...

Duration:00:28:51

Ep. 220: Is NATO Going to Collapse?: The 70th Anniversary Episode

12/10/2019
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After last week's annual summit, cracks seem to be appearing in NATO over Russia, Turkey, and even the USA. Is this anti-Soviet alliance finally on its last legs, 70 years after it was formed? Anirudh Kanisetti and Sankalp Gurjar discuss with Manoj Kewalramani. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Duration:00:25:15

Ep. 219: Reading the Economist: The Rise and Fall of Economies

12/9/2019
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In this week's Reading the Economist, Apurva Kumar and Suyash Desai join Anirudh Kanisetti to discuss global inequality and how bad policies are holding us back from tackling climate change. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Duration:00:26:39

Ep. 218: What can India do about China?

12/8/2019
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Anirudh Kanisetti and Suyash Desai join Manoj Kewalramani to further unpack our report to India's Parliament on China's rise. This is part 2 of 2, exploring how China has impacted India's economy and geopolitics - and what India needs to do about it. Read the full report here: An Indian Approach to Navigate China’s Rise Manoj Kewalramani - @theChinaDude Anirudh Kanisetti - @AKanisetti Suyash Desai - @Suyash_Desai You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts...

Duration:00:45:27

Ep. 217: Why is China Powerful?

12/6/2019
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Takshashila researchers Manoj Kewalramani, Anirudh Kanisetti and Shibani Mehta unpack our latest research: a report to India's Parliament about China's rise. This is part 1 of 2, exploring the sources of China's power and global influence and how they have grown over the decades. Check out the full report here: An Indian Approach to Navigate China’s Rise You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS:...

Duration:00:42:03

Ep. 216: The Tragedy of the Trans Bill

12/4/2019
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The Transgender Persons Bill that has been passed by Parliament has been widely decried by activists, but met with societal and political indifference. Dr Shambhavi Naik and Anirudh Kanisetti join Manoj Kewalramani to discuss some of the issues that the bill will raise for trans citizens. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at...

Duration:00:27:34

Ep. 215: Talking Nukes with Vipin Narang

12/3/2019
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Are new developments eroding the credibility of India’s no first use policy? Is North Korea going to spark a crisis in the new year? In this episode, Aditya Ramanathan and Pranav R.S. talk to Vipin Narang, Associate Professor at MIT about India's counterforce temptations and the latest nuclear tensions in northeast Asia. Also check out: India's Counterforce Temptations You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS:...

Duration:00:24:04

Ep. 214: Extinguishing the Crop Burning Problem

12/2/2019
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Annual stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana is a major cause of pollution in North India and a serious public health crisis. While the problem is well known, the solutions are not. In this episode, Anupam Manur and Pranay Kotasthane use an economic perspective to derive possible solutions to lessen crop burning. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can...

Duration:00:33:47

Ep. 213: The Primacy of Bengaluru?

12/1/2019
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Do hi-tech industries create regionally unbalanced development? If so, is it a problem governments can address? In this episode, Pranay Kotasthane and Anupam Manur debate the challenges, pitfalls and paradoxes of industrial policies. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Duration:00:29:00

Ep. 212: Russia’s Military Renaissance

11/28/2019
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The post-Soviet military of Russia has evolved into a fighting force for the 21st century. How has Russia achieved this and how do the Russians spend their money on weapons? To discuss a new report talking about these issues, Aditya Ramanathan sits down with Anirudh Kanisetti and Pranav RS to dig deeper. Aditya Ramanathan - @adityar22 Anirudh Kanisetti - @AKanisetti You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS:...

Duration:00:22:50

Ep. 211: Algorithms at War

11/27/2019
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What do dolphins, artificial intelligence, and brain-machine interfaces have to tell us about the future of war? Manoj Kewalramani, Anirudh Kanisetti, and Aditya Ramanathan debate and criticise the ideas presented in the latest issue of MIT Technology Review. Manoj Kewalramani - @theChinaDude Anirudh Kanisetti - @AKanisetti Aditya Ramanathan - @adityar22 You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS:...

Duration:00:32:08

Ep. 210: China’s Undersea Adventures

11/26/2019
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How does China plan to use its expanding submarine fleet? And what does it mean for India? Aditya Ramanathan, Pranav RS and Suyash Desai dive into the murky world of military competition that lurks beneath the waves. Aditya Ramanathan - @adityar22 Suyash Desai - @Suyash_Desai You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at...

Duration:00:27:37

Ep. 209: Reading The Economist: From East Asian Politics to Technology Prejudices

11/25/2019
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The US-South Korea alliance is on shaky ground. China is looking to expand its nuclear arsenal. The parallels between Sri Lankan and Indian politics. And are tech companies ignoring women when designing products? Utkarsh Narain and Pranav RS join Manoj Kewalramani to talk about all this and more in this week’s Reading The Economist. Utkarsh Narain - @utkarsh01 Manoj Kewalramani - @theChinaDude You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android:...

Duration:00:40:33

Ep. 208: Auditing India’s Foreign Policy

11/24/2019
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External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar’s Ramnath Goenka Lecture last week was hailed by some as a landmark speech. But did it really lay out a new vision for Indian foreign policy? Sankalp Gurjar and Suyash Desai join Manoj Kewalramani to discuss. Sankalp Gurjar - @SankalpGurjar Suyash Desai - @Suyash_Desai Manoj Kewalramani - @theChinaDude (https://twitter.com/thechinadude) You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android...

Duration:00:39:40

Ep. 207: New Thinking on Old Nukes

11/21/2019
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Since the first mushroom cloud erupted over Hiroshima, there’s been a strong belief that nukes have fundamentally changed international politics. But is this true? In this special episode, political scientists Keir Lieber and Daryl Press talk to Aditya Ramanathan and Pranav RS about the myth of the nuclear revolution. "The End of MAD?" article by Keir A. Leiber and Daryl G. Press "The New Era of Counterforce" article by Keir A. Leiber and Daryl G. Press You can listen to this show and...

Duration:00:40:17

Ep. 206: China’s Awful Secret

11/20/2019
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A New York Times report based on leaked internal Chinese documents sheds fresh light on the unprecedented crackdown on ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. Suyash Desai, Sankalp Gurjar and Manoj Kewalramani discuss the report and the global reaction to China’s internment of Uighurs. Suyash Desai - @Suyash_Desai Sankalp Gurjar - @SankalpGurjar Manoj Kewalramani - @theChinaDude You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or...

Duration:00:32:31

Ep. 205: Toot or Dare

11/19/2019
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Why have Indian Twitter users started moving to Mastodon? What is the so-called Fediverse, and will it replace Twitter? Utkarsh Narain, Anirudh Kanisetti and Prateek Waghre break it down. Utkarsh Narain - @utkarsh01 Anirudh Kanisetti - @AKanisetti Prateek Waghre - @prateekwaghre You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at...

Duration:00:21:25

Ep. 204: Reading the Economist: From Warships to Netflix

11/18/2019
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An unwieldy coalition is set to rule Spain but will it last? What good are aircraft carriers in today’s world? How are online platforms like Netflix changing media competition? Sankalp Gurjar, Utkarsh Narain and Manoj Kewalramani talk about all this and more in this week’s Reading The Economist Manoj Kewalramani - @theChinaDude Sankalp Gurjar - @SankalpGurjar Utkarsh Narain - @utkarsh01 You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android:...

Duration:00:35:20

Ep. 203: India’s Genome Project

11/17/2019
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The IndiGen project will map genes across India's ethnic groups to discover clinically actionable genetic information. Shambhavi Naik, Pranay Kotasthane and Anirudh Kanisetti discuss the importance of this project, the opportunities it presents and the challenges it faces. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at...

Duration:00:28:22