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Elections 2020 by Safiya Ghori-Ahmad and Fatima Salman

Sep 9, 2020

The Indian American voter in 2020

Elections 2020 by Safiya Ghori-Ahmad and Fatima Salman

Until 2016, the majority of the roughly 4 million Indian American voters skewed towards the Democratic Party, much has changed since the Obama years, including the presence of the Republican Party’s efforts with this demographic.

Elections India

Report by Fatima Salman

Aug 13, 2020

Evolving news media landscapes in India and Pakistan: Implications for regional peace and stability

Report by Fatima Salman

India and Pakistan recognize the utility of the press in contemporary conflicts, and seek to deploy it as an offensive weapon in a larger information war. Both countries have utilized digital, print, and broadcast media to shape international perceptions and public opinion domestically.

India Media

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Aug 11, 2020

Event recap: Navigating Pakistan’s national security challenges

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

On August 10, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted the Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Dr. Moeed Yusuf for a moderated Q&A on Pakistan’s national security challenges. Dr. Sahar Khan, an adjunct scholar at the CATO Institute, moderated the Q/A which featured several notable experts on South Asia including Safiya Ghori-Ahmad, Sajit Gandhi, Mark Brunner, Dr. Paul Staniland, and Dr. Chris Clary.

Indo-Pacific Pakistan

Fatima Salman was the Associate Director of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, where she contributed to the Center’s policy research initiatives and manages programmatic tasks. Previously, Fatima was an Analyst at The Asia Group, where she supported the firm’s South Asia practice. Drawing on her experience living and working in India, Fatima brings a deep understanding of the region based on both her professional and personal experiences in the country. In 2018, Fatima completed her Boren Fellowship in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, where she studied Urdu and Hindi. She has an academic, policy, and field-level understanding of humanitarian and human rights principles and experience engaging with civil society, business, and government in complex, multi-stakeholder environments.

Fatima holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service with a focus in global politics and security from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Her research interests at Georgetown included U.S. and Chinese foreign policy toward South Asia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History and a Minor in Middle East/South Asia Studies from the University of California, Davis. Fatima is conversational in Spanish and Punjabi, and is fluent in Hindi and Urdu.