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?
Category Archives: Governance
I’ve got a new article out in Pragati Magazine that discusses “India’s Involvement in the Sudan.” It argues that India’s engagement in the region—from investments in energy infrastructure to its involvement in a peace process between Juba and Khartoum—demonstrates an … Continue reading
I have an article out in Pragati: The Indian National Interest that discusses US-India relations in the wake of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to India. The situation in Afghanistan may be the biggest stumbling block to … Continue reading
A few months back I traveled to Turkey with my family. After the trip, I penned a short article comparing Turkey’s development with India’s. Rather than any pointed analysis, it’s more of a meditation on the pasts and futures of … Continue reading
I was recently invited to give a presentation on India’s power projection at a SATSA conference at Syracuse University. My presentation was part of a panel on Rising Powers Projecting Influence Abroad that also included Luce Foundation Vice President Dr. Terry … Continue reading
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
Columbia University’s Journal of International Affairs published a paper of mine on Pakistan. Entitled “Undoing Partition: Pakistan’s Military Economy and the Reintegration of South Asia,” the paper expands upon an argument made in the World Politics Review, and is available … Continue reading
A briefing of mine was published in the World Politics Review on June 27th, 2011. I argue that, instead of continuing a military aid-based relationship that only empowers Pakistan’s military and militants, Washington should encourage a longer-term solution: reintegrate the … Continue reading
Denis Gray, a journalist from the Associated Press caught hold of an article I’d written on India, China, and Climate Change a while back. He followed up with me, and some of my quotes from the resulting interview appear in … Continue reading
When I was in London I did some work with the LSE Complexity Research Group, which applies complexity theory to a number of different fields. The ESRC-funded project I worked on was on Corporate Governance, and it was initiated in … Continue reading
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