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Akhilesh Pillalamarri

Akhilesh Pillalamarri is an international relations analyst, editor, and writer. He was previously an assistant editor at The National Interest and editorial assistant at The Diplomat. He received his Master of Arts in Security Studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he concentrated in international security. He mainly writes on South Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and East Asia.

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South Asia or India: An Old Debate Resurfaces in California
May 24, 2016
South Asia or India: An Old Debate Resurfaces in California
Should the subcontinent be referred to South Asia or India, especially in the historical sense?
South Asia or India: An Old Debate Resurfaces in California
India's Government Wants to Control All Maps Depicting the Country
May 14, 2016
India's Government Wants to Control All Maps Depicting the Country
Would this proposed legislation in India just be a big waste of time and government resources?
India's Government Wants to Control All Maps Depicting the Country
A Choice in Uzbekistan: Freshly Hatched Chicks or Cash?
May 13, 2016
A Choice in Uzbekistan: Freshly Hatched Chicks or Cash?
In modern and ancient Asia alike, food and consumable products have been stores of wealth.
A Choice in Uzbekistan: Freshly Hatched Chicks or Cash?
Who Is Pakistan Rooting For in the US Elections?
May 07, 2016
Who Is Pakistan Rooting For in the US Elections?
What can Pakistan expect out of the next U.S. president's foreign policy?
Who Is Pakistan Rooting For in the US Elections?
The AgustaWestland Scandal: Is India's Opposition in Trouble?
May 05, 2016
The AgustaWestland Scandal: Is India's Opposition in Trouble?
New developments in an old scandal could spell trouble for Sonia Gandhi and the Congress Party in India.
The AgustaWestland Scandal: Is India's Opposition in Trouble?
Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy: Implications for Asia
April 29, 2016
Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy: Implications for Asia
Donald Trump delivers a long-awaited articulation of his foreign policy views.
Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy: Implications for Asia
India's Supreme Court Takes on Controversial 'Triple Talaq' Practice
April 23, 2016
India's Supreme Court Takes on Controversial 'Triple Talaq' Practice
The Indian Supreme Court may soon take on a case of historic importance.
India's Supreme Court Takes on Controversial 'Triple Talaq' Practice
Diamonds Are Forever: India and the UK Revisit the Koh-i-Noor Diamond
April 22, 2016
Diamonds Are Forever: India and the UK Revisit the Koh-i-Noor Diamond
India has acknowledged that there may not be a good legal case for the return of the diamond.
Diamonds Are Forever: India and the UK Revisit the Koh-i-Noor Diamond
Did Pakistani Intelligence Back Terrorists Against the CIA in Afghanistan?
April 17, 2016
Did Pakistani Intelligence Back Terrorists Against the CIA in Afghanistan?
A newly declassified U.S. diplomatic cable suggests Pakistani intelligence was complicit in abetting the Taliban in an attack against the CIA.
Did Pakistani Intelligence Back Terrorists Against the CIA in Afghanistan?
Can India Ever Become a Great Power?
April 13, 2016
Can India Ever Become a Great Power?
Three preeminent analysts of the South Asian giant offer differing assessments.
Can India Ever Become a Great Power?
Why India's Upcoming State Elections Matter
April 09, 2016
Why India's Upcoming State Elections Matter
West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala will be the next states to decide the short-term fate of Indian politics.
Why India's Upcoming State Elections Matter
An Emperor in Exile: Chronicling Humayun's Days and Conquests
April 08, 2016
An Emperor in Exile: Chronicling Humayun's Days and Conquests
A new volume chronicles the life and conquests of the Mughal Emperor Humayun.
An Emperor in Exile: Chronicling Humayun's Days and Conquests
Does Kazakhstan Get Nuclear Nonproliferation?
April 02, 2016
Does Kazakhstan Get Nuclear Nonproliferation?
According to President Nazarbayev, his country is a leader in global non-nuclear proliferation efforts.
Does Kazakhstan Get Nuclear Nonproliferation?
The Quran, As Seen by the Muslims
March 29, 2016
The Quran, As Seen by the Muslims
Discovering how most Muslims see their holy book means treading between the two extremes of radical Islam and liberal Western scholarship.
The Quran, As Seen by the Muslims
When Elizabeth II Was Queen of Pakistan
March 17, 2016
When Elizabeth II Was Queen of Pakistan
Before it was a republic, Pakistan was briefly ruled by Queen Elizabeth II.
When Elizabeth II Was Queen of Pakistan
Does Obama Care About India?
March 12, 2016
Does Obama Care About India?
The Obama administration might not have cared deeply about India, but that's not by design.
Does Obama Care About India?
<em>Turquoise Mountain</em>: Discovering Afghan Art
March 11, 2016
Turquoise Mountain: Discovering Afghan Art
A new exhibit focuses on showcasing the arts, crafts, and architecture of Afghanistan.
Turquoise Mountain: Discovering Afghan Art
Why India Should 'Look West' Instead
March 07, 2016
Why India Should 'Look West' Instead
India's 'Look East' policy is based on realistic aspirations, but there are limitations to India's outreach.
Why India Should 'Look West' Instead
South Asia: Tethered to the Middle East; Southeast Asia: Tethered to China
March 07, 2016
South Asia: Tethered to the Middle East; Southeast Asia: Tethered to China
Historically and culturally, the Middle East and Southeast Asia have been tethered to India and China respectively.
South Asia: Tethered to the Middle East; Southeast Asia: Tethered to China
India's Bharatiya Janata Party Joins Union of International Conservative Parties
February 27, 2016
India's Bharatiya Janata Party Joins Union of International Conservative Parties
India's ruling party joins the International Democratic Union, a grouping of global center-right parties.
India's Bharatiya Janata Party Joins Union of International Conservative Parties
Discovering Cyrus the Great's Secrets in Modern Iran
February 19, 2016
Discovering Cyrus the Great's Secrets in Modern Iran
2,500 years after his death, Cyrus the Great's tomb in Iran remains a site of mystery and wonder.
Discovering Cyrus the Great's Secrets in Modern Iran
A Brief History of Balochistan
February 12, 2016
A Brief History of Balochistan
How did the Baloch nation come to be?
A Brief History of Balochistan
Hindu Marriages Will Be Legitimized in Pakistan
February 12, 2016
Hindu Marriages Will Be Legitimized in Pakistan
Pakistan’s Hindus will soon finally have a law that legitimizes their marriages.
Hindu Marriages Will Be Legitimized in Pakistan
The Weird Case of the Uzbek Language
February 08, 2016
The Weird Case of the Uzbek Language
Central Asia's history under the Soviet Union resulted in distorted nomenclature and language across the region.
The Weird Case of the Uzbek Language
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