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Mon, May 17, 2021

Event recap: “Understanding Russian and Iranian perspectives on the Afghan peace process”

On May 28, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, the Eurasia Center, and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty hosted an event to discuss Russian and Iranian perspectives on the Afghan Peace Process.

Event Recap by Emily Carll

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions

Mon, May 17, 2021

Event recap: “Post-pandemic South Asia: How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect Bangladesh’s politics, economy, and healthcare”

An event recap/analysis on the wide-ranging conversation hosted by the South Asia Center on the future of Bangladesh’s economic, political, and healthcare landscapes in the context of the evolving COVID-19 landscape.

Event Recap by Kaveri Sarkar

Bangladesh Civil Society

Wed, May 12, 2021

Webinar: Understanding Russian and Iranian perspectives on the Afghan peace process

The Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and Eurasia Center, in partnership with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, host a conversation about Russian and Iranian perspectives on the Afghan peace process.

SouthAsiaSource by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions

Harris Samad is the assistant director of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. His interests and work focus primarily on the regional geopolitics of Pakistan-Afghanistan relations; illicit finance and smuggling in Afghanistan and the ongoing Afghan peace process; civil-military relations in Pakistan; and the role of structural inequalities in conflict in South Asia and the Middle East.

Previously, Harris worked as a conflict resolution fellow at Georgetown University, where he focused on the effects of development assistance on economic and human security outcomes between strategically and non-strategically related allies. He also worked previously at the Embassy of Iraq in Washington, DC as well as with NGO Legacy International.

Harris has an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University as well as a B.A. in Political Science, History, and Global Studies in Conflict and Conflict Resolution from the University of Pittsburgh. He speaks intermediate Arabic.