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The world is anarchical - If you’re powerful enough, then rules don’t matter. But what are the rules? And who follows them? Global affairs is fascinating and complex – States of Anarchy will help you make sense of it. Foreign policy enthusiast, Hamsini Hariharan tackles issues in the the fields of international relations, global affairs and foreign policy to give you the context you need to make sense of the 21 st century.
 
I'm Jack a politics and history buff who enjoys learning about the why, how, when, who, and what of our world. There is no theme, time limit, or other restrictions to this weekly show other than my own attention span and what I find interesting at that time. This means prior topics include: Presidential desks, submarine communication cables, the last emperor of China and Eurovision. I hope you choose to listen and if you want to get in touch twitter: @jackptaylor or e-mail: jackptaylor92@gma ...
 
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Deep Pal joins Hamsini Hariharan on episode 32 of States of Anarchy to discuss India's foreign policy towards Bhutan and Sikkim. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read More: Smash and Grab: Annexation of Sikkim by Sunanda K. Datta-Ray Sikkim: Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom by Andrew Duf ...…
 
Munish Sharma joins Hamsini Hariharan to break down concepts in cyber security and the challenges that India faces in the cyber domain. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read More: India’s Strategic Options in a Changing Cyberspace by Cherian Samuel and Munish Sharma Ep. 02: How to Hack ...…
 
Sanjaya Baru joins Hamsini Hariharan on episode 30 to discuss the Bombay Plan and its relevance to how we look at questions surrounding the Indian economy today. Read More: Essays by KN Raj Money Income Prices in 19th Century India by Brahmananda P. R. Development Experience in the Indian Economy: Inter-state Perspectives edited by PR Brahmanad ...…
 
On the last Tuesday of every month, host Hamsini Hariharan rounds up important international news that you should know. In September, attacks on oil fields, Howdy Modi, the economy and Israeli elections dominated the headlines. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy You can listen to this sho ...…
 
Ambassador BS Prakash joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss how India has interacted with the United Nations over time. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy. Read More: Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations by Stephen C. Schlesinger The Horseshoe Table by Chinmaya R. Gharekhan Le ...…
 
Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, TCA Raghavan joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss civil-military relations in Pakistan. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: h ...…
 
Devirupa Mitra, the Deputy Editor and Diplomatic Correspondent of The Wire joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss what's happening in South Asia. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/androi ...…
 
On the last Tuesday of every month, host Hamsini Hariharan rounds up important international news that you should know. In August, Kashmir, nuclear missiles. the Order of Zayed, a fire in the Amazon dominated the headlines. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy You can listen to this show an ...…
 
Manpreet Sethi joins Hamsini Hariharan to talk about India's nuclear doctrine on its twentieth anniversary. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read More: Nuclear Strategy: India's March Towards Credible Deterrence -- Manpreet Sethi Nuclear Deterrence and Diplomacy -- Manpreet Sethi Global ...…
 
On the occasion of Independence Day, Chintan Modi joins Hamsini Hariharan to talk about peace, peacebuilding and our relations with Pakistan. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read More: Mukund and Riaz by Nina Sabnani The Other Side of Silence by Urvashi Bhutalia Remnants of a Separatio ...…
 
Swarna Rajagopalan joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss how gender plays out in international politics. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy(https://www.instagram.com/statesofanarchy/). Read more: Women, Security, South Asia: A Clearing in the Thicket by Swarna Rajagopalan Bananas, Beaches an ...…
 
On the last Tuesday of every month, host Hamsini Hariharan rounds up important international news that you should know. In July, the case of Kulbhushan Jadav, relations between Iran and the US and, the protests in Hong Kong dominated the headlines. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy You c ...…
 
Aunohita Mojumdar of Himal Southasian joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss the crackdown on press freedoms across South Asia. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy. Read More: “Chronicle of a death not foretold” – Aunohita Mojumdar Check out Himal Southasian “A magazine’s unlikely rebirth in S ...…
 
Studying international relations is a lifelong journey. Shibani Mehta joins Hamsini Hariharan to talk about studying and researching international relations. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy. Read More: Studying international relations in India -- Shivshankar Menon It’s Never Been a Bet ...…
 
Indian histories are vast and contentious. Manu Pillai joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss questions of power and legitimacy, communal relations and the intersection of the foreign and the domestic in Indian history. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH(https://twitter.com/HamsiniH) or on Instagram @statesofanarchy(https:// ...…
 
Manoj Kewalramani joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss the US-China trade war, Huawei and India's policy responses. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy. 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 ...…
 
Devika Kher and Hamsini Hariharan talk about the jobs crisis that is looming over the world. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy. Read more: Waiting for Jobs - Radhicka Kapoor Troubling Unemployment Data, Leaked in January, Now Released Post-Elections Here are the four truths about white c ...…
 
Satish Sivan, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian Embassy in Seoul talks to Hamsini Hariharan about ties between India and South Korea. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy. Read more: An Indian Princess in Korea The Indian princess who became a South Korean queen India and South Kore ...…
 
Urbanist Yang Seunghee joins Hamsini Hariharan to talk about how city of Seoul has evolved and what lessons it bears for cities in developing countries. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH(https://twitter.com/HamsiniH) or on Instagram @statesofanarchy(https://www.instagram.com/statesofanarchy/). Other Resources: Watch Rep ...…
 
Eric Mobrand joins Hamsini Hariharan to look back at South Korea’s tumultuous political tryst with democracy. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read More : Top Down Democracy in South Korea By Eric Mobrand Korea’s Place In The Sun by Bruce Cumings Watch The President’s Last Bang You can ...…
 
A Trump-Kim Love Affair Scott Snyder joins host Hamsini Hariharan to discuss the recent nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula to make sense of the diplomatic outreach. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read More: Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis by Mike Ch ...…
 
Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein joins Hamsini Hariharan to bust myths about the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read More: The Accusation - by Bandi The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History by Don Oberdorfer Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea b ...…
 
Lincoln Paine comes aboard to talk about the maritime history of the world and Asia. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read more: The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World -- Lincoln Paine The Geopolitical Vision of Alfred Thayer Mahan The Influence of Sea Power Upon Hist ...…
 
John Schaus joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss US priorities in the Indo-Pacific. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read More: 1. America's Pacific Century by Hillary Clinton. 2. Making Good on the Rebalance to Asia by Graham Webster 3. The Legacy of Obama’s “Pivot” to Asia by Michael J ...…
 
Jacob Poushter joins host Hamsini Hariharan to discuss international public opinion and how people around the world think about the United States, China and world politics. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read More: America Versus the World: How We are Different and Why We are Disliked ...…
 
Mir Moin joins Hamsini Hariharan to tell the story of how a prince from Surat raised a private's member's bill in the British Parliament in 1856 and changed the course of Indian history. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read More: Surat: Fall of a Port, Rise of a Prince by Mir Moin Sura ...…
 
Felix Boecking joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss tariffs in Chinese history and how it’s employed in today’s context of trade wars. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today ...…
 
Michael Kugelman joins Hamsini Hariharan to talk about Pakistan's external debt. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read more: Articles by Khurram Hussain China-Pakistan Axis: Asia's New Geopolitics by Andrew Small You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improve ...…
 
Kathikeya Singh joins host Hamsini Hariharan to discuss challenges to India's power sector and how far the country has come to bridge that gap. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy Read more: Reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports by the Ministry of Power, G ...…
 
With election season coming around, here's a look back at the first Indian elections. Ornit Shani joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss how the government prepared for the first Indian elections between 1951 and 1952. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy. Read More: How India Became Democratic ...…
 
Did the Russians really hack the US elections? David Salvo and Bret Schafer from the Alliance for Securing Democracy (of the German Marshall Fund of the United States) talk to Hamsini Hariharan about the allegations of election hacking in the US, and what it could mean for countries like India. Read more: Policy Blue Print For Countering Author ...…
 
In India, we ignore our coastlines when we think about foreign policy. Sunil Amrith joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss the Bay of Bengal, its fascinating history and how the sea changed interactions across the region and the world. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH or on Instagram @statesofanarchy. Read more: Crossing t ...…
 
The world is anarchical - If you’re powerful enough, then rules don’t matter. But what are the rules? And who follows them? Global affairs is fascinating and complex – States of Anarchy will help you make sense of it. Foreign policy enthusiast, Hamsini Hariharan tackles issues in the the fields of international relations, global affairs and for ...…
 
Embassies are fascinating entities having existed for longer than the concept of the modern nation-state. They are often misunderstood and can offer a unique insight into the diplomatic issues that countries face. In this episode I cover: What embassies and consulates are, Their unofficial varieties like from Taiwan, Their titles e.g. the Peopl ...…
 
Thomas Midgley Jr. was undoubtedly a great inventor, yet he was far from a great man. Midgley was recognised by J. R. McNeill, a pioneer of the study of environmental history, as having “had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in Earth's history“. Midgley's inventions have contributed significantly to the 400,000 deaths ...…
 
A lot of wonderful things can be said about Truman, particularly his attitude to the office of the President. We can not say wonderful things about Truman's idea to internationalise the waterways of Europe. It was a silly idea and one given far too much attention by Truman. In this episode I give what detail is available on the idea, discuss ho ...…
 
The Academy Awards/Oscars are the culmination of the Hollywood award season and celebrates the prior years greatest cinematic accomplishments. In this episode I look at what the Academy Awards are, their history, what they recognise, what films are eligible, and how they are nominated. Sample Official Screen Credits form: https://submissions.os ...…
 
Countries do not change their name often, and far less often their alphabet. Kazakhstan will soon be doing both to become Qazaqstan. In this episode I cover the why, what, when, who, and how of this change.
 
REGULATION (EU) No 1151/2012 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs - is an incredibly curious piece of legislation. The Dave Law, as I call it, looks to protect producers of quality food stuffs and consumers of them - making sure when you buy Champagne or St ...…
 
Merry christmas everyone! A fiendishly difficult christmas quiz for you all based on my past episodes - anything better than 50% and you deserve to be on Santa's good list. Let us know how you got on, and of course have a wonderful Christmas!
 
Please don't think I have an obsession with sewers. In this episode I look at work of Bazalgette, the former Chief Engineer of the London Metropolitan Board of Works, a man who “probably did more good, and saved more lives, than any single Victorian public official”. Bazalgette probably may claim more credit for London's infrastructure than any ...…
 
Many nations sit on some form of natural resource wealth and, as is their right, they will exploit that wealth. The windfall is often spent nearly as quickly as it is earned with few able to exercise sufficient restraint to save some for a rainy day. This short-termism is most prevalent in democracies where a dollar saved for another day is oft ...…
 
The olympics as we know them today are a rather modern phenomenon, peculiarly mixing 'amateur' athletics with a very professionally run programme of events. The 1904 St. Louis olympics were in every sense amateur. With very few participants generally, and barely any foreign competitors specifically. Yet one event, the Marathon, was spectacularl ...…
 
Xi Jinping has been called many things. The Economist describes him as 'the most powerful man in the world', his own party call him 'the core of the Chinese Communist Party', others a 'closet Maoist'. Whatever your opinions of him, compared to many world leaders comparatively little is known of his background. In this bumper episode I analyse t ...…
 
You may not have heard of Ignaz Semmelweis. Yet along with Louis Pasteur and Alexander Fleming he should be seen as one of the most important men in medical history. Semmelweis reduced maternal mortality in his clinic by 85%. It was no fluke however as he reproduced the results in another clinic. Yet his ideas were not accepted in his lifetime. ...…
 
A good domain can be key to any business and in the porn business they don't come much better than sex.com. One man, Gary Kremen, realised this early on and registered the site for a bargain $100. It would eventually cost him millions in legal fees as an extraordinary conman named Stephen Cohen would blatantly steal the domain. In part 2 of 2 o ...…
 
A good domain can be key to any business and in the porn business they don't come much better than sex.com. One man, Gary Kremen, realised this early on and registered the site for a bargain $100. It would eventually cost him millions in legal fees as an extraordinary conman named Stephen Cohen would blatantly steal the domain. In part 1 of 2 o ...…
 
It has been a little while since I've wrote a briefing. With the upcoming Catalonia Independence Referendum I decided to write another. I'll cover in this show: What is happening. The importance of Catalonia. Why Catalonia would want independence. The 2014 referendum. What's changed since 2014. The legality of the referendum. The activities of ...…
 
This week's show details how King Edward VIII was forced to chose between the love he held for his country or his love for Wallis Simpson. With original audio of speeches by King Edward I will take through this royal scandal that threatened the UK's monarchy and our government. As ever I hope you enjoy!…
 
This weeks episode covers the first ever recorded economic speculative bubble. A period in the Netherlands during the 17th century where one tulip bulb could cost the same as a fashionable house in the Amsterdam. The backing track was partly due to my neighbour deciding to do some very loud building work yet I think it works.…
 
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