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.
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- 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: South Asia
A few months back, the World Affairs Journal commissioned a piece on Afghanistan. The paper discusses New Delhi and Islamabad’s roles in Afghanistan—and the burgeoning cooperation between the two countries. For a long time, Afghanistan was a battle ground in … Continue reading
I’ve got a new article in Pragati Magazine that discusses an important form of Indian soft power: Indian Islam. In “The Case for Indian Islam,” I discuss how India’s Muslims have lived under stable, pluralist democracy for decades, and argue … 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
The second part of my skype interview with South Asia News on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to India was just released. In this second segment, I discuss my recent National Interest piece on India’s role in Washington’s … Continue reading
I recently did a skype interview with South Asia News on the issue of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to India. We talked about India’s role in the Iran sanctions, the retail sector and economic reforms, and India’s … Continue reading
I recently did a phone interview with Stephanie Nolen, the South Asia Bureau Chief of Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper. We talked about the US-India-Iran dynamic and how it fits into some of New Delhi’s broader strategic concerns in the … Continue reading
My article in “The National Interest” discusses the role of India in America’s “strategic pivot.” The piece discusses India’s contributions to the Asian security dynamic, particularly in Central, South, and East Asia. It specifically looks at two of India’s geographic … Continue reading
I have an article out in Pragati: The Indian National Interest, the magazine put out by the Takshashila Institution. In the US-Iran standoff, India appears to be a potential spoiler, but remains torn between the two sides. The piece looks … 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