Hello! I (Neil Padukone) am a Fellow for Geopolitics at the Takshashila Institution, and a Public Service Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. I'm currently writing a book on the future of conflict in South Asia. This blog is a public platform for some of my writings and thoughts on international relations, geopolitics, public management, security and conflict, identity studies, urban development, complexity theory, and religion, among other topics.
- #HongKong's subway provides affordable, impeccable service while turning an 85% profit. My piece in @TheAtlantic theatlantic.com/china/archive/… #MTR 2 months ago
- RT @PiaPadukone: No, I will not wish you a Happy International Women's Day, because as far as I'm concerned, that's EVERYDAY. 9 months ago
- Almost all the world's diamonds--legal and not--pass through Surat in Gujarat, India foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/… 11 months ago
- Paper in the World Affairs Journal – India and Pakistan’s Afghan Endgames: What Lies Ahead?
- The Case for Indian Islam – Article in Pragati
- “India’s Involvement in the Sudan” – Article in Pragati Magazine
- Op-Ed in the Christian Science Monitor – “America’s way out of dependence on Pakistan: Iran”
- Article in the Huffington Post – Do Abrahamic Faiths Have a Monopoly on Truth?
Monthly Archives: January 2011
This piece was originally published by Open Democracy on October 10th, 2010. Afghanistan was not always the abyss it’s thought to be today; it was once the center of global trade, linking East, West, South, and Central Asia. Asian countries … Continue reading
In March 2010, the Center for Land Warfare studies published a piece I wrote, “Can India Facilitate a US-Iranian Rapprochement?” as an Issue Brief, available here.
In its May 29th, 2010, edition, The Economic and Political Weekly, India’s pre-eminent journal published a piece of mine, entitled ‘Climate Change in India: Forgotten Threats, Forgotten Opportunities,” as a Special Article. The article was cited extensively by Indian environmental … Continue reading
This piece was originally published by the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies on December 7th, 2009. I was invited to discuss the piece with Star News, a leading Hindi-language News channel. I was later interviewed by a journalist from … Continue reading
This piece was written with Satish Misra of the Observer Research Foundation and originally published as ‘Why think tanks are ignored‘ by The Tribune, of Chandigarh, in September 2009.
This piece was originally published on the website of the Observer Research Foundation on September 9th, 2009. It was used as suggested reading at the IDSA 2009 Foundation Day Conference on ‘The State of International Studies in India” and quoted … Continue reading