New AtlanticistSep 8, 2020
The US should pursue a trade policy reset in South Asia
By Amber Jamil
The United States needs a reset on its trade policy in South Asia that focuses on the twin goals of supporting its potential partners in the region and providing tangible economic benefits back home.
Amber Jamil is 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.