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: United States
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 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 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
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