SouthAsiaSourceAug 12, 2022
Pakistan at 75: Learning from history to chart a better future
By Uzair Younus and Ilhan Niaz
As it celebrates seventy-five years of independence, Pakistan today “requires a change in political thinking across the political class,” says historian and author Dr. Ilhan Niaz.
Event RecapAug 10, 2022
Event recap: Should overseas Pakistanis have a vote in Pakistan?
By Vrinda Batra
On August 4, 2022, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center along with the Muslim American Leadership Alliance hosted an in-person conversation on the history, politicization, and future of overseas voting in Pakistan.
SouthAsiaSourceJul 1, 2022
Pakistan can resolve Saudi Arabia’s growing security concerns
By Uzair Younus
Recurring economic crises in Pakistan has led leaders to seek Saudi money, primarily because both the Saudis and Pakistanis know that Islamabad’s value proposition has been declining. But this need not be the case—Pakistan is the only country in the world that can solve the House of Saud’s growing security concerns in an increasingly hostile regional environment.
Uzair Younus is the director of the Pakistan Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. He is also manager for engagement and strategy at Dhamiri, an innovation firm helping companies align their business competencies with public good needs.
Younus was 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, assess political and economic developments, and engage with government and non-government stakeholders on policy issues in various sectors, including the energy and technology sectors.
Prior to joining the firm, Younus was a consultant for IBB Consulting Group in New York City, where he developed dynamic models to analyze national cable infrastructure and participated in efforts to identify emerging cable and telecommunications markets. In addition, he previously worked as a consultant at Deloitte focusing on global technology strategy, digital assessment management, and web strategy and implementation.
Younus regularly publishes articles on South Asian politics and economic issues for the Diplomat and Dawn, and has been featured on 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. Younus is fluent in Urdu.