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Dec 6, 2022

A reframed engagement with Afghanistan

By Annie Pforzheimer

Some form of engagement is important to ensure that Afghanistan’s people are not forgotten and can sustainably recover from the economic shocks of drought, COVID-19, and lost international assistance associated with the NATO presence. 

Afghanistan Human Rights


Dec 6, 2022

Top ten takeaways from the 2022 Conference on the Future of the US-Pakistan Relationship

By South Asia Center

The top ten takeaways from the 2022 Conference on the Future of the US-Pakistan Relationship, hosted in in partnership with the Engro Corporation, the University of Lahore, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment


Dec 5, 2022

India’s data localization pivot can revamp global digital diplomacy

By Anand Raghuraman

India’s stance on data localization constrained its ability to engage in digital diplomacy. With a new privacy bill, however, it has outlined a compromise option.

Digital Policy Economy & Business
Internet Generic


Nov 23, 2022

India’s new data bill is a mixed bag for privacy

By Justin Sherman

India’s parliament has released its Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, offering a mixed bag for privacy.

Digital Policy Economy & Business


Nov 17, 2022

Fireside chat with Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz and Ghias Khan, President and CEO of the Engro Corporation

By Shuja Nawaz & Ghias Khan

A fireside chat with Shuja Nawaz and Ghias Khan as part of the Atlantic Council's 2022 Conference on the Future of the US-Pakistan Relationship.

Economy & Business Pakistan


Nov 17, 2022

Reflections on the 2022 Moscow Format Consultations on Afghanistan and regional security

By Nilofar Sakhi

The countries involved in the 2022 Moscow Format Consultations on Afghanistan have yet to address, let alone resolve, fundamental issues related to regional security and a political settlement for Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding


Nov 16, 2022

Experts react: Appointment of a new army chief in Pakistan

By South Asia Center experts

With Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa set to retire on November 29, 2022, the appointment of a new army chief prompts a new set of challenges. South Asia Center experts provide their analyses of the situation.

Democratic Transitions Pakistan


Nov 7, 2022

What Pakistan can learn from Chinese growth

By Ali Hasanain

As the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor enters its second phase, each side needs to review how they can improve the program’s effectiveness for mutual benefit.

China Economy & Business


Nov 3, 2022

Keynote address of Masood Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, at the 2022 Conference on the Future of the US-Pakistan Relationship

By Masood Khan

Masood Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, joined the Atlantic Council's 2022 conference on the future of the US-Pakistan relationship to give the keynote address.

Economy & Business Pakistan


Oct 25, 2022

State capacity and support for the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

By Federico Masera & Hasin Yousaf

Violent, criminal, and terrorist organizations’ functioning and success often rely on the support of the population in which they operate. Some scholars have hypothesized that to gain and maintain this vital support, violent organizations engage in the provision of goods and services.

Extremism Pakistan