73 episodes

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.

States of Anarchy with Hamsini Hariharan IVM Podcasts

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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.

    Ep. 67: Reporting on the World

    Ep. 67: Reporting on the World

    In Episode 67 of States of Anarchy, Sowmiya Ashok joins Hamsini Hariharan to discuss foreign reporting in India, China and the United States. If you have questions about international relations or foreign policy, send them to us via email ivmstatesofanarchy@gmail.com or DM us on Twitter @HamsiniH (https://twitter.com/omeriHamsini) or on Instagram @statesofanarchy (https://www.instagram.com/statesofanarchy/). Your question can be featured on the new segment of States of Anarchy which appears every fortnight!
    Read More:• The Others – Sowmiya Ashok (https://sowmiyashok.medium.com/the-others-f82ddd8b9b87)• Cheaper fees, easy admissions: Indian medical students shift gaze towards China – Sowmiya Ashok (https://indianexpress.com/article/education/medical-university-education-china-hrd-mbbs-5857218/)• A Chinese platform that makes space for discussions on women’s sexuality – Sowmiya Ashok (https://indianexpress.com/article/express-sunday-eye/china-same-sex-relationships-yummy-women-sexuality-lesbian-5968934/)• The Spice Route – Sowmiya Ashok (https://indianexpress.com/article/express-sunday-eye/the-spice-route-2-6198408/)• River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze – Peter Hessler (https://www.amazon.in/River-Town-Two-Years-Yangtze/dp/0719564808/)• Flavorful Origins (https://www.netflix.com/in/title/80991060)• So Young (致我们终将逝去的青春) (https://www.netflix.com/in/title/70286328)
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    • 59 min
    Ep. 66: QnA Special: What's happening in Taiwan?

    Ep. 66: QnA Special: What's happening in Taiwan?

    In episode 66, Hamsini answers listener questions about global affairs:. How do Taiwanese hold their country against the CCP? What was Taiwan’s success story for extensive “economic growth “? What are Tsai Ing-wen’s policies?
    If you have questions about international relations, or foreign policy, send them to us via email ivmstatesofanarchy@gmail.com or DM us on Twitter @HamsiniH (https://twitter.com/omeriHamsini) or on Instagram @statesofanarchy (https://www.instagram.com/statesofanarchy/). Your question can be featured on the new segment of States of Anarchy which appears every fortnight!
    Read More:1. Taiwan in 100 Books - John Grant Ross (https://www.amazon.in/Taiwan-Books-John-Grant-Ross/dp/1788691997)
    A Thousand Moons on a Thousand Rivers - Hsiao Li–hung (https://www.amazon.in/Thousand-Rivers-Modern-Chinese-Literature/dp/0231117922/)
    Political Development in 20th-Century Taiwan: State-Building, Regime Transformation and the Construction of National Identity - Yun-han Chu and Jih-wen Lin (https://www.jstor.org/stable/3451108)
    Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China - Jung Chang (https://www.amazon.in/Big-Sister-Little-Red-Twentieth-Century/dp/191070279X)
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    • 15 min
    Ep. 65: Bangladesh’s Road to Prosperity

    Ep. 65: Bangladesh’s Road to Prosperity

    Syed Yusuf Saadat appears on episode 65 of States of Anarchy to discuss how Bangladesh has become one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.
    In 2021, States of Anarchy will be a weekly podcast and you can feature in it! If you have questions about international relations, or foreign policy, send them to us via email ivmstatesofanarchy@gmail.com or DM us on Twitter @HamsiniH (https://twitter.com/omeriHamsini) or on Instagram @statesofanarchy (https://www.instagram.com/statesofanarchy/). Your question can be featured on the new segment of States of Anarchy which appears every fortnight!
    Read More:1. Youth Employment in Bangladesh: Creating Opportunities—Reaping Dividends - Fahmida Khatun, Syed Yusuf Saadat (https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9789811517495)
    Quest for Inclusive Growth in Bangladesh - Muhammed Muqtada (https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811576133)
    From Two Economies to Two Nations: My Journey to Bangladesh - Rehman Sobhan (https://www.amazon.com/Two-Economies-Nations-Journey-Bangladesh/dp/9849027282)
    Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism - Muhammad Yunus, Karl Weber (https://www.amazon.com/Creating-World-Without-Poverty-Capitalism/dp/1586486675)
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    • 50 min
    Ep. 64: Pakistan’s Deep State and India

    Ep. 64: Pakistan’s Deep State and India

    Lt Gen Asad Durrani joins host Hamsini Hariharan on episode 64 of States of Anarchy to discuss his new book Honour Among Spies, as well as Pakistani Deep State, Afghanistan, and Kashmir.
    For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH (https://twitter.com/omeriHamsini) or on Instagram @statesofanarchy (https://www.instagram.com/statesofanarchy/).
    States of Anarchy is supported by the Takshashila Institution and the Independent Public Spirited Media Foundation (IPSMF).
    Read More:- The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace - AS Daulet, Aditya Sinha, Asad Durrani (https://amzn.to/2Km93MQ)
    Honour Among Spies - Asad Durrani (https://amzn.to/3nytLYi)
    Pakistan Adrift: Navigating Troubled Waters - Asad Durrani (https://amzn.to/3pd4VxG)
    The People Next Door: The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations - TCA Raghavan (https://amzn.to/3awIFuG)
    Using a Sword to Mend Torn Clothes: Episode 27 of States of Anarchy with TCA Raghavan (https://bit.ly/3h4Jbky)
    Pakistan: A Hard Country - Anatol Lieven (https://amzn.to/3rjBYSn)
    Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence - Jaswant Singh (https://amzn.to/2KnRufw)
    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.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 63: A Tale of Two Democracies

    Ep. 63: A Tale of Two Democracies

    Dr. Monish Tourangbam joins Hamsini Hariharan in episode 63 of States of Anarchy to discuss relations between India and the United States of America. For questions or comments, reach out to the host @HamsiniH (https://twitter.com/omeriHamsini) or on Instagram @statesofanarchy (https://www.instagram.com/statesofanarchy/). States of Anarchy is supported by the Takshashila Institution and the Independent Public Spirited Media Foundation (IPSMF).
    Read More:1. Estranged Democracies - Dennis Kux https://www.amazon.com/India-United-States-Estranged-Democracies/dp/B0015HRZXC
    2.Quit India: American Response to the 1942 Struggle -M.S. Venkataramani and B.K. Shrivastava https://www.amazon.in/Quit-India-American-Response-Struggle/dp/0706906934
    3.The Hope And The Reality: U.S.-indian Relations From Roosevelt To Reagan - Harold A Gould, Sumit Ganguly https://www.amazon.in/Hope-Reality-U-s-indian-Relations-Roosevelt-ebook/dp/B07V4TKKQX
    4.The Cold War on the Periphery: The United States, India & Pakistan - Robert Mcmahon https://www.amazon.in/Cold-War-Periphery-United-Pakistan/dp/0231082274
    5.Cold Peace: China-India Rivalry in the Twenty-First Century Jeff M. Smith https://www.amazon.in/Cold-Peace-China-India-Rivalry-Twenty-First/dp/14985209286. Indo US Relations into the 21st Century - Chintamani Mahapatra https://www.amazon.in/Indo-Relations-into-21st-Century/dp/81860191387. Engaging India: Diplomacy, Democracy, and the Bomb - Strobe Talbott https://www.amazon.in/Engaging-India-Diplomacy-Democracy-Bomb/dp/08157830198. India and the United States in the 21st Century: Reinventing Partnership - Teresita C. Schaffer https://www.amazon.in/India-United-States-21st-Century/dp/08920657299. Crossing the Rubicon: The Shaping of India’s New Foreign Policy - C Raja Mohan https://www.amazon.in/Crossing-Rubicon-Shaping-Indias-Foreign/dp/0670049638/10. Impossible Allies: Nuclear India, The United States and the Global Order - C Raja Mohan https://www.amazon.in/Impossible-Allies-Nuclear-United-States/dp/818386027311. JFK’s Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA, and the Sino-Indian War - Riedel Bruce https://www.amazon.in/JFKs-Forgotten-Crisis-Tibet-Sino-Indian/dp/935177788X12. Fateful Triangle: How China Shaped U.S.-India Relations During the Cold War - Tanvi Madan https://www.amazon.in/Fateful-Triangle-Shaped-U-S-India-Relations/dp/081573771813. Forged in Crisis: India and the United States Since 1947 - Rudra Chaudhuri https://www.amazon.in/Forged-Crisis-India-United-States/dp/019935486314. India and the United States: The Cold Peace - HS Brands https://www.amazon.in/India-United-States-Twaynes-international/dp/0805792074
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    • 2 hr 1 min
    Ep. 03: (Rebroadcast) The First Indian Vote

    Ep. 03: (Rebroadcast) The First Indian Vote

    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 (https://twitter.com/omeriHamsini) or on Instagram @statesofanarchy (https://www.instagram.com/statesofanarchy/).
    Read More:
    How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise (https://amzn.to/35WFKIE) by Ornit Shani
    Reports (https://bit.ly/3kPpqOk) by the Election Commission
    Every Vote Counts: The Story of Indian Elections (https://amzn.to/2UY83QF) by Navin Chawla
    An Undocumented Wonder: The Making of the Great Indian Election (https://amzn.to/2HuaK9K) by Sy Quraishi
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    • 34 min

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L_Volution ,

Awesome Podcast

Very knowledgeable, balanced, and well moderated discussion on a variety of topics related to international relations and huma interest topics. I’m consistently impressed by the quality of conversation Hariharan is able to deliver week by week.

Danishbiochem ,

Osadharon podcast!

Love the conversation. High quality, informative yet total time pass. Need more long form shows like these.

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