Shuja Nawaz

  • Nawaz: It Will Be Hard to Tackle Issue [of Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws]

    South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz is quoted by VICE News on the recent spike in charges of blasphemy in Pakistan and how those accused are facing persecution and intimidation:

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  • Transcript: Pakistan's Bilateral and Regional Trade Priorities

    Moderator: Shuja Nawaz, Director, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council

    Speaker: Khurram Dastgir Khan, Federal Minister for Commerce and Textile, Government of Pakistan

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  • Webcast:The Future of FATA: Practical Solutions

    Join the Atlantic Council on May 8 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. for a discussion on Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Regions (FATA). Faiysal AliKhan, Carnegie fellow, New America Foundation, will look beyond the military solution at practical approaches to change the economic and social landscape of the volatile border region.
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  • India and Pakistan: The Opportunity Cost of Conflict

    Heavy defense spending and economic non-cooperation between India and Pakistan are detrimental to the welfare of the citizens of the two neighboring countries, argues a report released by the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center on Thursday.
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  • India and Pakistan: The Opportunity Cost of Conflict

    A report released today by the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center argues that heavy military spending in India and Pakistan has in fact been detrimental to the citizens of both countries in terms of security and economic growth, and calls on leaders to reinvest in trade and confidence building.

    In India and Pakistan: The Opportunity Cost of Conflict,Atlantic Council South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz and Nonresident Senior Fellow Mohan Guruswamy explain how high defense spending and low economic integration into South Asia’s regional economy have come at the expense of those living in poverty. Although many now favor rapprochement, Nawaz and Guruswamy argue that unless both sides begin a dialogue on economic and military relations, these issues will only worsen.

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  • Atlantic Council Report Calls for India and Pakistan to Reinvest in Economic Relations

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    April 24, 2014

    A report released today by the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center argues that heavy military spending in India and Pakistan has in fact been detrimental to the citizens of both countries in terms of security and economic growth, and calls on leaders to reinvest in trade and confidence building.

    In India and Pakistan: The Opportunity Cost of Conflict, Atlantic Council South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz and Nonresident Senior Fellow Mohan Guruswamy explain how high defense spending and low economic integration into South Asia’s regional economy have come at the expense of those living in poverty. Although many now favor rapprochement, Nawaz and Guruswamy argue that unless both sides begin a dialogue on economic and military relations, these issues will only worsen.

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  • Causes and Consequences of Political Islam in Pakistan

    Political Islamists, as they currently operate in Pakistan, are "likely to divide our society, break it apart, and cause more violence," warned Former Pakistan Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States Husain Haqqani. He contended that political Islamists have replaced anthropological and sociological explanations of Islam with "a puritanical formation of Islam, which is essentially totalitarian, inherently violent, and very intolerant." Haqqani, speaking at an Atlantic Council South Asia Center event urged for a more honest evaluation of Pakistan's own history, suggesting that as it is interpreted now, Pakistan's history is "totally mired in myths."
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  • Election Watch 2014: Afghanistan and India

    South Asia is currently witnessing the “largest democratic event in the world” with 7 million, or 60% of registered voters, visiting the polls in Afghanistan last weekend, and the first wave of 815 million registered voters begin to vote this week in India’s five week parliamentary elections. South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz and Senior Fellow Mohan Guruswamy reported on the region’s momentous events from New Delhi, with Deputy Director Bharath Gopalaswamy reporting from Bangalore.
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  • Nawaz: Demographics Play a Role in Afghan Transition

    South Asia Center Director is quoted by RIA Novosti on the role demographics have played in Afghanistan's transition to democracy:

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  • US Ambassadors to South and Central Asia Briefing

    On Wednesday, March 12, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and the Dinu Patricu Eurasia Center and the US Department of State’s South and Central Asian Affairs Bureau hosted a special Capitol Hill briefing with US Ambassadors to four South Asian and four Central Asian nations.
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