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?
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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 co-authored a slightly more personal piece in The Huffington Post with one of my best friends, Colin Christopher. It discusses one of the main sources of religious conflict in the world: the idea of exclusivism, and how some religions … Continue reading
The Christian Science Monitor recently asked me to write a short piece on the recent nuclear talks with Iran. From America’s perspective, these talks have been about the nuclear program. But from Iran’s point of view, there can be no … 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
Here’s a transcript of an interview I gave with RT, the Russian news channel, on May 8th, 2012, on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to India. The questions focused mostly on the Iran sanctions regime and its effects on … 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
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
I’ve written an article in Newsweek’s Daily Beast called “So What if Iran Goes Nuclear?” which poses some questions that have gone largely unasked by the media: Does Iran even have a nuclear weapons program? Why might it want one? … Continue reading
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.