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SouthAsiaSourceMar 9, 2023
With Pakistan’s economy in freefall, Chinese economic and military influence is likely to grow in the country
By Uzair Younus
This essay explores the potential impact of the ongoing crises on the China-Pakistan relationship and its implications for US-Pakistan bilateral relations, especially in the context of the growing strategic competition between the United States and China.
SouthAsiaSourceMar 6, 2023
Amid Pakistan’s political and economic turmoil, risks to curbs on digital freedoms grow
By Uzair Younus
Growing polarization and instability in Pakistan have increased the likelihood that as elections draw near, curbs on speech, largely limited thus far to television channels, may extend to internet platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
Uzair Younus is the director of the Pakistan Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. He also is the Vice President at The Asia Group, where he advises global companies on developing and executing strategies to align their business strategy with public good needs across South Asia. He also supports companies develop strategic initiatives and communications strategies to credibly increase their reputation in key markets.
He previously served as manager for engagement and strategy at Dhamiri, an innovation firm helping companies align their business competencies with public good needs. He was also a director at Albright Stonebridge Group’s South Asia practice. In this role, he helped clients develop strategies for long-term growth in the region and assess political and economic developments.
Younus regularly publishes articles on South Asian politics and economic issues for the Profit Magazine and Dawn, and has been featured on various news outlets, including Bloomberg, CNN, and CNBC.
Younus has a BS in economics and finance from Bentley University and an MA in law and diplomacy with a concentration in economic policy and South Asia from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He played in the Washington Cricket League and is also a part-time chef.