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Akhilesh Pillalamarri

Akhilesh Pillalamarri

Akhilesh Pillalamarri is an international relations analyst. He is a contributing editor at The Diplomat, writing on foreign policy, politics, history, culture, and geography.

Akhilesh Pillalamarri is an international relations analyst. He is a contributing editor at The Diplomat, writing on foreign policy, politics, history, culture, and geography.

Posts by Akhilesh Pillalamarri
August 21, 2020

How India Will Chart Its Own Economic Course

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The country will not become the next factory floor of the world. But it can still be an economic giant.

July 11, 2020

History of Tibet-Ladakh Relations and Their Modern Implications

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
History casts a long shadow in the Himalayas.
June 23, 2020

Why India Needs to Draw the Line With China: The Geopolitics of the Sino-Indian Skirmish

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India needs to draw the right lessons from the Galwan Valley skirmish.

August 26, 2019

A Changing India: A Land of Dichotomies and Magic

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India contains multitudes.

August 18, 2019

A Changing India: Caught Between Illiberalism and Social Revolution

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Is India on the cusp of a social revolution?

August 13, 2019

India’s Cultural and History Geography: The Deccan and Aryavarta

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India’s past helps explain its present.
August 08, 2019

Long Overdue: Why Ladakh’s New Status in India Should Be Welcomed

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Given its history and cultural and geographic distinctiveness, Ladakh’s new status is a welcome development.

July 01, 2019

The Story of India’s Many Scripts

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
While India’s scripts are ancient, technology and modernity are changing their usage patterns.

May 27, 2019

3 Critical Questions After India's Historic 2019 General Elections

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
India's 2019 elections may herald a new political era.

April 17, 2019

Indian Elections 2019: Do Narendra Modi and the BJP Deserve a Second Term?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
On what basis should the BJP be reelected in India? (If it can be.)

March 16, 2019

The Origins of Hindu-Muslim Conflict in South Asia

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
What are the historical origins of animosities between South Asia’s two largest religions?
February 12, 2019

Where did Indians Come From, Part 4: How Unique is Indian Society?

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The human diversity of the Indian subcontinent is truly amazing.

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