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Thu, Jul 2, 2020

South Asia midyear pause: Taking stock of 2020

The specific events of the year’s first six months might have taken us by surprise but the political-economic dynamics that have shaped South Asia’s response to these new challenges did not. Across the region democracy and freedom of expression are challenged, and protectionist impulses are indulged in flailing response to calamitous economic strife. And the United States continues its slide into strategic irrelevance, exercising little leadership or interest in building stronger ties to this vital region.

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

Cloen and Nooruddin in The Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage”: The US-India trade deal fell through. What happens now?

In the News by Atlantic Council

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Tue, Mar 3, 2020

South Asia: The road ahead in 2020

South Asia’s economies are powered by an energetic young population eager to embrace 21st century economic opportunities and conscious of their growing centrality to global geopolitical calculations. Whether the governments of South Asia’s countries are capable of delivering on this promise is another question. Each state faces serious policy and governance challenges that must be addressed in 2020

Feature by South Asia Center

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Trevor Cloen is an Assistant Director with the Atlantic Council’ South Asia Center, where he contributes to the Center’s policy research initiatives and manages programmatic tasks. Previously, Trevor was a Research Assistant with the International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines at the London School of Economics, where he supported research on vocational education and health interventions in Pakistan. Prior, he interned with the Center for Experimental Social Sciences in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, where he conducted survey research on civil-law enforcement relations in post-conflict communities.

Trevor received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in Economics from Skidmore College, and completed the General Course in Economics at the London School of Economics.