Akhilesh (Akhi) Pillalamarri is a journalist, writer, policy analyst, and law school graduate focusing on international relations, national security, geopolitics, U.S. foreign policy, Asian, Indian, and Middle Eastern affairs, comparative law, free speech, media law, technology regulation, and global history. He is a public speaker who has appeared on television, podcasts, at universities, and the author of three hundred articles, many of which have been cited by governments, the courts, academics, major newspapers and think tanks.

His work has been cited in dozens of books, and by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vox, The Los Angeles TimesThe Hill, RealClearWorld, Defense NewsMilitary TimesThe Washington Quarterly, El Universal, India AbroadAl Jazeera, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Radio Free Europe, the Stimson Center, the Wilson Center, the Hague Institute for Global Justice, the Institute for Gulf Affairs, Gateway House, the United States Government, the Government of India, and others.