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The National Committee on United States-China Relations is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization that encourages understanding and cooperation between the United States and Greater China in the belief that sound and productive Sino-American relations serve vital American and world interests. With over four decades of experience developing innovative programs at the forefront of U.S.–China relations, the National Committee focuses its exchange, educational and policy activities on ...
 
Exclusive analysis from fDi Magazine, a publication from the Financial Times, on the latest trends and developments in the foreign investment world. Every month, fDi hosts and guests delve into a new theme, with interviews and insights from policymakers and investors from all around the globe.
 
NCUSCR's new podcast series features short interviews and explainers on timely issues in the U.S.-China relationship with leading experts. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, please visit us at: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading American nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citizens of both countries.
 
This series features brief discussions with leading China experts on a range of issues in the U.S.-China relationship, including domestic politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, the environment, and areas of global concern. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, visit our website: www.ncuscr.org. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States among citize ...
 
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 ...
 
The Prospect Group is a leading global firm specializing in media, research, and consulting. We meet, and discuss the most relevant economic issues with, hundreds of the world’s leading business executives, political elites, and other influential personalities from a cross-section of industries and countries. Watch video interviews from around the world.
 
OECD's "On the Level" podcasts are dedicated to the quest for a “level playing field” for government, business and society. The strict definition of a level playing field is a market or industry in which all participants compete under the same conditions. But a level playing field also refers to conditions of basic fairness and equality of opportunity within our societies. Both interpretations have their place at On the Level. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed and arguments employed on the ...
 
The Prospect Group is a leading global firm specializing in media, research, and consulting. We meet, and discuss the most relevant economic issues with, hundreds of the world’s leading business executives, political elites, and other influential personalities from a cross-section of industries and countries. Watch video interviews from and/or about Malaysia.
 
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fDi speaks to Stephanie Locke and Neil Cocker about the start-up community in Cardiff. In this seventh episode, co-hosts Alex Irwin-Hunt and Yessi Bello Perez head to Cardiff in Wales to find out what's happening with entrepreneurship on the ground. Joining the show to provide their candid take on Cardiff's start-up ecosystem are Neil Cocker, the c…
 
The Indian government is reportedly planning to hike the FDI limit in the pension sector from 49% to 74%. A bill to this effect is expected to be tabled in Parliament during the next session. Manoj Kewalramani speaks to Anupam Manur about the implications of this planned decision. If these policy conversations interest you, consider applying for Ta…
 
On April 30, 2021, the National Committee held a virtual program with Robert Blackwill (Council on Foreign Relations) and Philip Zelikow (University of Virginia), moderated by leading Taiwan authority Shelley Rigger (Davidson College), to discuss U.S. policy options for a productive relationship with Taiwan.…
 
The numbers on AI don’t lie: two-thirds of executives think AI is crucial for their business’ success. By 2025, it is predicted that AI will grow up to $118 billion. To dig in on the potential and pitfalls, this week I am joined by David Kerrigan, a specialist in artificial intelligence. David is an author, speaker, and founder of London-based soft…
 
An undiplomatic tweet by the foreign minister of the Philippines brought to light the regular forays of Chinese vessels into contested waters in the South China Sea. Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai join Ruturaj Gowaikar to examine the events leading up to the minister’s outburst and place it in the context of the rise of China’s Maritime Militia…
 
On April 28, 2021, the National Committee hosted a virtual celebration of the 50th anniversary of ping pong diplomacy. Ms. Jan Berris, vice president of the National Committee who accompanied the Chinese ping pong delegation on its travels; Ms. Judy Hoarfrost, a former United States table tennis champion who visited China with the U.S. team; and Dr…
 
With the grim covid situation India’s sensitivity to global liquidity is a risk for market condition. The pandemic and a slowdown of foreign institutional investors or FII to India is exposing markets vulnerability. In April, FII outflows from Indian equities were at $1.5b after six consecutive months of inflows. DIIs, however, were net buyers for …
 
Public health-related events can have local origins but if not contained can have global implications. There are a small handful of organizations that monitor such events around the world. Shambhavi Naik and Ruturaj Gowaikar discuss the origins of these organizations, how they function, and why they were not enough to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic.…
 
Russia’s relations with Western states receive a great deal of attention but its eastern frontiers are as consequential. Professor Artyom Lukin of Vladivostok's Far Eastern Federal University joins Aditya Pareek and Aditya Ramanathan to discuss Russia’s geopolitical ambitions in this sparsely populated region and how they could impact both East Asi…
 
How does France view its relationship with the world’s oceans? And how does that shape maritime cooperation with India? In this episode, Dr Virginie Saliou, Research Professor at France’s naval school, discusses her country’s unique approach to maritime affairs, its enduring presence in the Indian Ocean, and shared goals with India. This episode is…
 
Joe Biden’s victory in the US Presidential election in November 2020 led to much debate about the future of American engagement in the Indo-Pacific. However, the first 100 days of his administration indicate strategic continuity with some key adjustments. Manoj Kewalramani and Aditya Ramanathan talk to Suyash Desai about Biden's approach to the Ind…
 
The recent deadly ambush of CRPF personnel by Naxals in Chhattisgarh came even as a former DGP alleged corruption by a senior member of the Maharashtra government. Do the challenges faced by India’s police and paramilitary forces have their roots in politicisation? If so, how can this problem be tackled? Ameera Rao discusses with Lt. Gen Prakash Me…
 
On April 22, 2021, the National Committee held a virtual program with Angel Hsu, Jonas Nahm, and Alex Wang to discuss the future of U.S.-China climate cooperation in a conversation moderated by China energy expert Joanna Lewis. The program was held in partnership with the Penn Project on the Future of US-China Relations, which is sponsored by the U…
 
Pandemic stress and subsequent regional lockdown have not yet curbed the markets’ optimism for FY22 earnings. However, localized restrictions are expected to lead to some downward revisions in earnings, but that could be limited as large corporates are better prepared this time. A large economic damage like last year is unlikely to happen. The ques…
 
There are laws to govern almost every aspect of our lives but finding out what they are can be a challenge. One solution would be to create a single source for laws. In this episode, P R Sandhya of DAKSH talks to Takshashila's Sarthak Pradhan about the idea of “a single source for laws” and how it can be designed. P R Sandhya is a Senior Research F…
 
The recent military build-up on the Russia-Ukraine border has reignited the debate on Russian active measures and subversion. It is no secret that the US and NATO also engage in subversion tactics and measures short of war, to achieve their geopolitical goals. Ruturaj Gowaikar joins Aditya Pareek for a discussion on Russian and Western Active Measu…
 
A voluntary disclosure by Twitter revealed that it had been directed to restrict/remove posts critical of India's COVID-19 response. The Union government later confirmed that it had also directed Facebook and Instagram to take action on content that "spread fake or misleading information". How social media platforms respond in India has been termed…
 
In his new book, "Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Era of Competitive Interdependence," Ryan Hass examines the relative advantages of the United States as he considers U.S.-China relations. On April 19, 2021, the National Committee held a virtual program with Ryan Hass of the Brookings Institution, in which he provided an analysis …
 
In September 2020, a multi-disciplinary team at Takshashila came out with a policy proposal to vaccinate 80% of India's population by December 2021. Seven months down the line, co-authors Shambhavi Naik, Mihir Mahajan, and Pranay Kotasthane reflect on the government's vaccine deployment strategy and compare it with Takshashila's recommendations. Th…
 
Welcome to the first edition of IMI’s Leaders Series podcast, where we will go deeper with leaders on what makes them tick, how they developed their distinct leadership style and what leading means to them. This week, I am privileged to be joined by Donal O’Donoghue, Managing Director at Sanderson and President of the National Recruitment Federatio…
 
The PLA Navy is now the world's largest in terms of pure numbers. While some of China's rivals enjoy advantages in terms of technology, overseas bases and expeditionary capabilities, this edge may not last for long. Aditya Pareek joins Suyash Desai and Aditya Ramanathan to discuss. If these policy conversations interest you, consider applying for T…
 
The United States and China have pledged to work together to fight climate change. But is cooperation enough to stop global temperatures from rising past 1.5 degrees Celsius? Climate policy expert Deborah Seligsohn (Villanova University) explains how competition between the two countries can be leveraged as a positive force to deliver the best envi…
 
As more states are imposing stricter restrictions to control covid, mobility in the country is impacted. Even as ramp up in vaccination programme amid the brutal second wave in India may see a limited economic impact, there is a fear that lockdowns will slow down business activities and will lower spending and income. Many economists have already d…
 
As urgent requests for convalescent plasma, Remdesivir and Tocilizumab increase, Ruturaj Gowaikar and Shambhavi Naik discuss the application of these therapeutics and the unnecessary shortage caused by poor public engagement over their utility. If these policy conversations interest you, consider applying for Takshashila's Graduate Certificate in P…
 
While violence toward Asian Americans has always existed in the United States, the community has faced racist violence and hate crimes at a much higher rate over the last year. Between March 2020 and February 2021, Stop AAPI Hate reported 3,795 hate incidents nationwide. Experts argue this phenomenon has been fueled by Sinophobia, anti-China foreig…
 
Min Ye, associate professor of international relations at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, Min Ye talks to fDi's Seth O'Farrell about how China’s economic policy was born of crisis, not desire for control. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the economic development strategy adopted in 2013, has undergone various permutatio…
 
A new strategy document outlines the US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard's joint vision for winning the contemporary great power competition. Titled Advantage at Sea, the document details actions that are needed to enhance US naval power, deepen cooperation with allies, and pursue the modernisation of America's naval force. Ameera Rao joins Adity…
 
Earlier this month, the Union government passed the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance to eliminate several appellate bodies, one of which is the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB). The stated reason of the ordinance is to streamline the appeals process. In this episode, Mihir Mahajan speaks to Pranay …
 
After two decades of fighting the Taliban, the US is finally ready to leave Afghanistan, with President Biden prepared to pull out all American troops. What are the prospects for peace once the last Americans leave? Ameera Rao joins Anand Arni and Lt. General Prakash Menon to discuss whether the Taliban and the Afghan government can work out a dura…
 
There is a growing concern about the rise of covid cases and the second wave engulfing the country. Markets have lost around 8-9% from record highs touched in February while foreign institutional investors (FIIs) have turned net sellers of Indian equities first time in seven months. As more states have joined the worst-affected state of Maharashtra…
 
Chinese regulators imposed a massive $2.8 billion fine on Alibaba over its alleged monopolistic practices. Alibaba’s affiliate Ant Group, China's biggest payments provider, has also been forced to undergo a sweeping restructuring over regulatory concerns. Manoj Kewalramani and Rohan Seth discuss what this means for the future of anti-trust regulati…
 
Purpose in organisations is often talked about, but the gap between the perception and the reality on the ground can be eye-opening. To separate the fact from the fiction about purpose-led leadership, and to dive into how leaders can embed purpose as a key pillar of their businesses, I am joined this week by Kerrie Fleming.Kerrie is a Managing Part…
 
Some Indians are outraged after news of an American warship conducting a freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) in India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Questions are also being raised about the US’s attitude towards India and its maritime interests. Manoj Kewalramani joins Aditya Pareek and Aditya Ramanathan to discuss US FONOPs and how such act…
 
From rail connectivity, new dams and border villages to increasing sinicization of religion, Beijing is ramping up efforts to tighten its control over Tibet. In this episode, Suyash Desai and Manoj Kewalramani discuss the Chinese government's new infrastructure push in Tibet and how that impacts India’s national security. Links mentioned in the epi…
 
The Democratic Party, which has strongly advocated regulation of large technology corporations, effectively controls Congress and the White House in the US. Anupam Manur and Rohan Seth join Prateek Waghre to discuss recent proposals for antitrust reform and the impact they could have. Links mentioned in the episode: 1) https://www.georgetownlawtech…
 
India has practiced vaccine diplomacy during COVID-19, engaging its 'Neighbourhood First' policy. But are there advantages in extending this diplomacy beyond COVID-19? Pranathi Rao and Shambhavi Naik discuss the benefits, risks and opportunities for India's vaccine diplomacy. Pranathi Rao is a research intern working with Takshashila. You can follo…
 
Policies adopted by the People's Republic of China in Xinjiang since 2017 have garnered worldwide attention, as new technology has dramatically intensified methods of control and implicated China’s international trade, which includes a variety of products from Xinjiang and employs the labor of Xinjiang people. The Chinese Communist Party's new ethn…
 
India performs poorly in most of the health indicators. Yet, there isn't much popular demand for a robust healthcare system. In this episode, Apurva Kumar and Sarthak Pradhan look at the state of public health in India and examine why citizens are not demanding more be done. Links mentioned in the episode: https://gentleleviathan.substack.com/p/dis…
 
Google and Facebook have cornered the largest parts of the global digital advertising marketplace. The way these markets operate has a significant impact on privacy. With antitrust action picking up in multiple countries, Prateek Waghre and Rohan Seth discuss whether this will lead to better outcomes for privacy. Links mentioned in the episode: 1) …
 
The UK’s recently published but long-awaited Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, is being hailed as a visionary document. It made headlines across the world with the revelation that there will be a 40% increase in the UK’s nuclear warhead stockpile. The document identifies Russia as an active threat and identifie…
 
Stop AAPI Hate co-founder Russell Jeung addresses the alarming reports of violence and crimes committed against Asian Americans over the past year. He examines the racist beliefs that often motivate perpetrators, discusses the influence of social media, and offers a hopeful look at how Asian American communities and their allies are standing up to …
 
In part two of the sixth episode exploring the entrepreneurial landscape of UK cities, co-hosts Alex Irwin-Hunt and Yessi Bello Perez continue their remote journey to Belfast. Featuring the same two guests as part one – Belfast City Council' digital innovation commissioner Jayne Brady, and Henry Joseph-Grant, a serial entrepreneur and start-up ment…
 
Stop AAPI Hate co-founder Russell Jeung addresses the alarming reports of violence and crimes committed against Asian Americans over the past year. He examines the racist beliefs that often motivate perpetrators, discusses the influence of social media, and offers a hopeful look at how Asian American communities and their allies are standing up to …
 
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