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Akhilesh Pillalamarri

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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Dear Steve King: Here's What Asia Contributed to Western Civilization
July 20, 2016
Dear Steve King: Here's What Asia Contributed to Western Civilization
Rep. Steve King's ahistorical commentary cannot go uncorrected.
Dear Steve King: Here's What Asia Contributed to Western Civilization
India and the Downsides of the South China Sea Decision
July 20, 2016
India and the Downsides of the South China Sea Decision
For India, July's South China Sea ruling by an arbitral tribunal is a complicated matter.
India and the Downsides of the South China Sea Decision
Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms
July 15, 2016
Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms
Emperor Akihito might want to abdicate, but other factors might prevent his wishes from coming to fruition.
Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms
5 Ways India Can Become a Soft Power Superpower
July 06, 2016
5 Ways India Can Become a Soft Power Superpower
How can India work its way up global soft power rankings?
5 Ways India Can Become a Soft Power Superpower
Why Isn't Game of Thrones Asian?
June 30, 2016
Why Isn't Game of Thrones Asian?
HBO's hit show--steeped in European history--still borrows some notes from Asian history.
Why Isn't Game of Thrones Asian?
Seeking Status: Will India Learn the Lessons of Bismarck's Germany?
June 24, 2016
Seeking Status: Will India Learn the Lessons of Bismarck's Germany?
What kind of power will India become?
Seeking Status: Will India Learn the Lessons of Bismarck's Germany?
Afghanistan's Love-Hate Relationship With Homosexuality
June 15, 2016
Afghanistan's Love-Hate Relationship With Homosexuality
Contrary to popular perception, some Islamic cultures have a long, vibrant history of tolerance for homosexual behavior.
Afghanistan's Love-Hate Relationship With Homosexuality
India and the Gulf States Share a Long History
June 10, 2016
India and the Gulf States Share a Long History
India's prime minister recently visited Qatar, emphasizing long-standing cultural ties.
India and the Gulf States Share a Long History
The Epic Story of How the Turks Migrated From Central Asia to Turkey
June 05, 2016
The Epic Story of How the Turks Migrated From Central Asia to Turkey
How did modern Anatolia come to be occupied by the Turks? The historical story may surprise you.
The Epic Story of How the Turks Migrated From Central Asia to Turkey
Revealed: The Truth Behind the Indus Valley Civilization’s 'Collapse'
June 02, 2016
Revealed: The Truth Behind the Indus Valley Civilization’s 'Collapse'
New evidence offers unique insight into the collapse of the Indus Valley Civilization.
Revealed: The Truth Behind the Indus Valley Civilization’s 'Collapse'
3 Reasons the Chabahar Agreement Won't Solve South Asia's Problems
May 30, 2016
3 Reasons the Chabahar Agreement Won't Solve South Asia's Problems
The Chabahar agreement is good, but it won’t fix South Asia’s problems
3 Reasons the Chabahar Agreement Won't Solve South Asia's Problems
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?
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