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.
- RT @PiaPadukone: No, I will not wish you a Happy International Women's Day, because as far as I'm concerned, that's EVERYDAY. 2 months ago
- Almost all the world's diamonds--legal and not--pass through Surat in Gujarat, India foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/… 4 months ago
- Majority of Mumbai walks, but walking infrastructure (tho btr thn othr metros) is poor. An effort to improve it: theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/0… 4 months ago
- 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?
- Op-Ed in the Christian Science Monitor – 4 Ways US and Iran can make nuclear talks work
Monthly Archives: January 2012
I was recently interviewed on Russia Today, the television network, where I spoke about Iran, the futility of sanctions, and the role of countries like India. Check out the entire report here and the interview here.
Foreign Policy magazine just published an edited version of the following article. “All Silk Roads Lead to Tehran” describes America’s ‘New Silk Road’ strategy in Central Asia, and in particular the role of Iran. I argue that Iran, through its … Continue reading