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Akhilesh Pillalamarri

Akhilesh Pillalamarri

Akhilesh Pillalamarri is an international relations analyst, writer, and journalist.

Akhilesh (Akhi) Pillalamarri is an international affairs analyst, writer, and journalist focusing on geopolitics, international security, Asia, comparative law & politics, history, and technology policy. He is a public speaker who has appeared on television, podcasts, at universities, and is the author of 300 articles, many of which have been cited by governments, the courts, academics, major newspapers, and think tanks.

Posts by Akhilesh Pillalamarri
May 28, 2024

Hinduism and the Righteousness of War

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
While the Hindu epics hold peace in high regard, they also strongly advocate for fighting a righteous war to the very end, when the enemy is destroyed.

April 30, 2024

Indian American Diaspora and Politics in India and the US

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Regardless of generation, Indian Americans are more likely to be liberal on issues in the U.S. and conservative on matters affecting India.
April 19, 2024

Why Indians Want Modi Again: Understanding the BJP’s Popularity

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The BJP’s vision for India is more in sync with what most Indians want – an India that is a military and economic power that they can be proud of.

March 21, 2024

There Is No North-South Divide in India

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
However, there is another emerging divide in India — that between the western and eastern halves of the country.

February 15, 2024

Exploring the BJP’s Legal Agenda for India

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
It has enacted legislation to implement its vision and goals for a more centralized, tough-on-terrorism, family-oriented, and proudly Hindu state.

January 17, 2024

What the Ram Mandir’s Consecration Means for India

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
For many Hindus, the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya is not just a Ram temple, but the Ram temple, located at the site where their deity Ram was born.
December 20, 2023

How India Arrived on the World Stage in 2023

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Beyond its role as a major military and strategic player, hundreds of millions of Indians are participating in and shaping global technological, cultural, and economic trends.

December 01, 2023

What US Officials and Activists Should Know About the Khalistan Movement

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Contrary to what activists claim in Western capitals, Sikhs in India are not facing genocide or persecution, nor are they deprived of political agency.

October 17, 2023

Erika Fatland on Traveling in the Himalayas

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
“Many of the people in the Himalayas live more isolated now than they did a hundred years ago.”

September 12, 2023

What Should India’s Name Be?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Bharat, India, Hindustan: A history of the words used to describe this ancient state.

August 31, 2023

How Did Pakistan Become Geopolitically Irrelevant?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Shifting geopolitical currents, internal instability, India’s rise and China’s indifference underlie its declining stature on the world stage.
August 11, 2023

The Roots of Northeast India’s Ethnic Turmoil

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The drive to maintain their identity and avoid assimilation is strong among the region’s tribal and ethnic groups.

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