SouthAsiaSourceSep 22, 2021
Experts react: 2021 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Tajikistan
By South Asia Center
On September 17, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) held a heads-of-state summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in a hybrid virtual and in-person setting. Consisting of China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and most recently Iran, the SCO meeting primarily discussed the evolving situation in Afghanistan and its ramifications for member states as well as the international community more broadly.
New AtlanticistMay 11, 2021
Experts react: EU and India clash on vaccines, make strides on trade
By South Asia Center
Leaders from the EU and India met virtually in Portugal, walking away with a renewal of free-trade negotiations, the start of two additional trade agreements, and a new Connectivity Partnership. Here's what our experts are saying about the meeting.
Amber Jamil was a nonresident senior fellow at the South Asia Center. A seasoned international relations professional with extensive knowledge of nuclear nonproliferation and South Asia issues, she has 15 years of high-level and field experience implementing dynamic engagement in international settings. Amber previously served as Director of Communication at Indus, where she organized policy dialogue on South Asian security, economic and development issues with demonstrated diplomacy. She was the Executive Director of the American Pakistan Foundation, a State Department initiative, in which she partnered with international, government and private sector stakeholders, including US Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Chamber of Commerce U.S-Pakistan Business Council and foreign counterparts, in capacity building programs. As co-founder and Program Director at Development Organization for Societies in Transition (DOST), Amber was instrumental in leading rural education, civic participation and economic development programs in Northern Pakistan, one of the most remote and challenging regions of the world. Her writings have appeared in The National Interest, The American Interest, World Politics Review and for the Woodrow Wilson Center for international Scholars. Amber has a M.A. in Global Policy from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. in Government from Smith College. She speaks fluent Urdu and Hindi.