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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- Review of “The Pashtuns” by Abubakar Siddique for Open Magazine
- Why is soccer called football? (And vice versa).
- South Asia Institute Grant to study Mumbai’s metro system
- Paper in the World Affairs Journal – India and Pakistan’s Afghan Endgames: What Lies Ahead?
- The Case for Indian Islam – Article in Pragati
- Central Asia
- Climate Change
- Complexity Theory
- Media Appearance
- South Asia
- Studies and Pedagogy
- Terrorism and Militancy
- United States
Category Archives: Terrorism and Militancy
The Christian Science Monitor recently asked me for an op-ed on US-Pakistan relations. “America’s way out of dependence on Pakistan: Iran” argues that America’s very dependence on Pakistan is the key source of regional instability, amounting to US support for … Continue reading
The November/December 2011 issue of the World Affairs Journal contains a paper of mine on militancy in South Asia. “The Next Al Qaeda: Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Future of Terrorism in South Asia” describes a major shift in South Asian militancy … Continue reading