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Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Webinar: REVIVING India’s informal workforce and entrepreneurs

On Wednesday, June 23rd at 10 AM EST / 19:30 PM IST, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center will broadcast on this page a conversation on what the leaders of the REVIVE Alliance have learned about creating meaningful partnerships that support the revival, resilience and prosperity of informal sector workers, with a focus on women’s livelihoods, amid the pandemic stricken economy.

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Economy & Business India

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Webinar: A gay Muslim’s journey to acceptance

Racial, ethnic, and religious discrimination are persistent challenges that immigrants from Pakistan and South Asia overall face when moving to the west. A unique challenge confronts the younger generation whose immigrant parents are often shackled by the rigid dogmas of their countries of origin. Mohsin Zaidi’s story, captured in an uplifting and riveting book A […]

SouthAsiaSource by South Asia Center

Human Rights Migration

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Webinar: The importance of inclusivity in the Afghan peace process

The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and the Afghanistan Mechanism for Inclusive Peace (AMIP) host a conversation on the importance of an inclusive peace process in Afghanistan that truly reflects the people whom it represents.

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Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Resilience & Society

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

RESISTANCE 2.0 – A military framework to deter a Taliban military takeover and engage the United States and the region on counter-terrorism and peace for Afghanistan

If the past four decades of fighting have taught us anything, it is that there is no military solution to the current Afghan conflict. For a diverse and pluralistic country, the only way to achieve peace and stability is through a political settlement.

SouthAsiaSource by Tamim Asey

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jun 9, 2021

Biden’s Europe trip can help secure Afghanistan’s future. Here’s how.

The democracies meeting this week in Europe should signal continued concrete support for Afghans who do not share the Taliban’s worldview and who seek a peace without a Taliban-imposed regime.

New Atlanticist by Earl Anthony Wayne, James B. Cunningham

Afghanistan Conflict

Thu, Jun 3, 2021

Event recap: “Kabul and a peace process divided”

On June 1, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted former Afghan Minister of the Economy and current Special Representative & Senior Advisor at the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) Dr M. Mustafa Mastoor and South Asia Center non-resident senior fellows Ambassador Omar Samad and Dr Nilofar Sakhi for a substantive conversation on developments in Kabul related to the ongoing peace process.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Thu, Jun 3, 2021

Webinar: Reforming local governments in Pakistan

Please join the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and South Asia Democracy Watch on Monday, June 14 at 10:00 AM EST / 7:00 PM PKT for a conversation on the importance of local government institutions to improve governance in Pakistan.

SouthAsiaSource by Atlantic Council

Pakistan Political Reform

Tue, Jun 1, 2021

Event recap: “I’ll Meet You There” with Iram Parveen Bilal and Shuja Nawaz

On May 21, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted filmmaker Iram Parveen Bilal for a conversation on her new film, I’ll Meet You There, and the underlying issues it addresses relating to immigrants, identity, race and surveillance, and more.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Human Rights

Thu, May 27, 2021

Webinar: Kabul and a peace process divided

Please join the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center on Tuesday, June 1 at 10:00 AM US EST / 6:30 PM AFT for a conversation about developments in Kabul related to the ongoing peace process.

SouthAsiaSource by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Wed, May 26, 2021

Christophe Jaffrelot reviews “The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World” by Dr S. Jaishankar

India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar is an unusual combination of diplomat, politician, and public intellectual. “The India Way” articulates his vision of India’s strategic choices.

SouthAsiaSource by Christophe Jaffrelot

India Indo-Pacific