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South Asia: The road ahead in 2021

For South Asia’s almost two billion people, the need for humane, capable governance—domestic, regional, and global—is immediate and imperative. The year 2020 made clear that politics as usual are not good enough; the onus on the political class is to show that it can redeem itself in 2021. Read more on the South Asia Center’s roadmap for the region in 2021.

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Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Nawaz joins CGTN to discuss U.S. troop withdrawals

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Nawaz joins Dawn News to discuss Pak-US relationship in Joe Biden precedency

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Pakistan

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Varshney joins Brown University to discuss Evolving news media landscapes in India and Pakistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy India

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Nawaz joins Dawn News for an interview to discuss: Why not debate issues openly?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan India

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Nawaz joins CGTN to discuss How will Joe Biden deal with the China-U.S. relations?

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Indo-Pacific

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Nooruddin joins Brown University to discuss Evolving news media landscapes in India and Pakistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Digital Policy

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Understanding “rape culture” in Bangladesh, India, & Pakistan

Countless examples of gender-based violence (GBV) in South Asia from last year raise significant concerns about so-called “progress” made in improving women’s standing and fighting rape culture in the region. Political discourse in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh is deeply misguided regarding such issues, often leading to systematic victim-blaming which—knowingly or unknowingly—helps the perpetrators.

SouthAsiaSource by Rudabeh Shahid, Kaveri Sarkar, and Azeem Khan

Bangladesh Civil Society

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Nooruddin joins India Today to discuss: What To Expect From Joe Biden-Led US Administration?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

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

The right way to get the region and the world behind Afghan peace

The Afghan negotiations in Doha represent a pivotal moment for war-weary Afghanistan, the region that surrounds it, and the US-led international military alliance that has been engaged in the country for the past two decades. However, without regional and international support and guarantee, any peace agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban will be in danger of falling apart as soon as it reaches the implementation phase.

SouthAsiaSource by Jawed Ludin and Janan Mosazai

Afghanistan Conflict
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