Fast ThinkingAug 18, 2021
FAST THINKING: What does the fall of Kabul mean for India and Pakistan?
By Irfan Nooruddin, Harris A. Samad
On this episode of Fast Thinking, Atlantic Council South Asia Center Director Irfan Nooruddin sits down with Harris Samad to talk about the history at play, whether the two countries will be able to align in their approach with the new regime, and if the Taliban’s success will embolden other extremist groups in the region.
InterviewAug 9, 2021
An interview with Afghanistan human rights defender Horia Mosadiq
By South Asia Center
Afghanistan human rights defender Horia Mosadiq provides an analysis of the current situation for human rights defenders and other civil society actors on the ground.
Harris Samad was associate director of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center as well as co-founder and lead editor of SouthAsiaSource, the Center’s blog on US-South Asia and South Asian affairs. His interests and work focus primarily on US-Pakistan relations; the regional geopolitics of Pakistan-Afghanistan relations; illicit finance and smuggling in Afghanistan; 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.