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Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Bhasan Char: An inflection point in the Rohingya refugee crisis?

On December 4, 2020, Dhaka followed through on its promise to move refugees from Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char, starting a new, unpredictable chapter in the Rohingya crisis. However, Bhasan Char does not solve these problems as much as it relocates them. Separating some refugees from others does not address the underlying drivers of crime within the refugee camps. If anything, relocation splinters aid response, and further attenuates humanitarian space.

SouthAsiaSource by Imrul Islam

Bangladesh Civil Society

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Russia’s Crimean crimes demand tougher sanctions

Ukrainian civic society activists are calling on the international community to introduce personal sanctions against officials guilty of human rights abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea.

UkraineAlert by Maria Tomak

Civil Society Human Rights

Wed, Jan 13, 2021

Calls mount to strip Belarus dictator of right to host 2021 hockey world championship

Calls are mounting for Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka to be stripped of the right to co-host the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship over the brutal suppression of pro-democracy protests.

UkraineAlert by Doug Klain

Belarus Elections

Mon, Jan 11, 2021

Riaz in East Asia Forum: COVID-19 ails Bangladesh’s health, politics and economy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Sat, Jan 9, 2021

Event recap: “Women’s gains in Afghanistan: Supporting economic opportunities for Afghan women as a driver of peace and security”

On Thursday January 7, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center partnered with the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council (USAWC) and the American Council on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) to host an event on women’s gains in Afghanistan, the critical role of Afghan women in Afghanistan’s peace and security, and the role of US actors in […]

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Economy & Business

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

South Asia: The road ahead in 2021

The shadow of 2020 is likely to loom large over the coming year for South Asia, which faces unprecedented economic challenges, deterioration of democratic norms and institutions, and the existential threat of climate change.

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Tue, Jan 5, 2021

Taliban 2.0. – Have the Taliban really changed and learnt their lesson?

With negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban under way, many in the West and Afghanistan are banking on the fact that the Taliban movement has changed and that, having failed to defeat them militarily, it is time to embrace them. Although the latter is indeed true - that we have failed to defeat the Taliban militarily - the former deserves more scrutiny.

SouthAsiaSource by Tamim Asey

Afghanistan Human Rights

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Countering China’s challenge to the free world: A report for the Free World Commission

The increasing assertiveness of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poses a significant challenge to the interests and values of likeminded allies and partners and a rules-based internationa system.

Issue Brief by Jeffrey Cimmino, Ash Jain, Matthew Kroenig

China Human Rights

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

The future of food: Imagining our food system in the decades to come

Our global food system is complex, with trade-offs existing between efficiency, equity, and human and environmental health. Managing a transition, even without cultural factors and vested interests is highly challenging.

GeoTech Cues by Marcus Ranney, MD, Sahil Shah

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Mon, Dec 21, 2020

Global litigation strategies to close the accountability gap on human rights violators in Iran

Gissou Nia and a panel of litigators—Haydee Dijkstal, Amanda Ghahremani, Scott Gilmore—discussed the tools through which the perpetrators of gross human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) can be held accountable in the United States, Europe, and Canada.

Event Recaps by Lucy Grathwohl

Human Rights Middle East
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