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Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of President Eisenhower’s Historic Visit to India

On December 11th, 2019, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a multi-panel event that focused on President Eisenhower’s transformative legacy in shaping the US strategy in Asia, advancing US-India relations, and strengthening people-to-people ties and global diplomacy.

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“The Battle for Pakistan” with Shuja Nawaz and Steve Inskeep

South Asia Center’s Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz speaks to NPR’s Steve Inskeep to discuss his new book, “The Battle for Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and a Tough Neighbourhood”.

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Afghan Presidential Elections Debrief with Omar Samad

The Atlantic Council’s Nonresident Senior Fellow Omar Samad shares his insights and analysis following the country’s fourth presidential election since 2001. Samad highlights the geopolitical and security implications of these elections and outlines the incoming mandate for the two frontrunners following the breakdown of peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban.

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Harris A. Samad (Project Assistant, Afghanistan Portfolio)

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Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” Episode 2: Mehvish Arifeen

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Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

The Pakistani courts strike back

The historic sentencing in December of former dictator and president Pervez Musharraf was a blow to the military’s image and directly questions its unequivocal authority over shaping Pakistan’s political life—even if it is only symbolic. In a rare streak of defiance, the country’s courts are pushing back against a traditionally powerful and popular establishment hoping to inch the country from a seemingly illiberal to a more liberal democracy.

New Atlanticist by Fatima Salman

Democratic Transitions Pakistan

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Younus in Dawn: Sheesha Smoking

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Pakistan Resilience & Society

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Shahid in The Globe Post: What Drives Ethnic Cleansing in Post-Colonial South Asia?

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Human Rights Migration

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Nooruddin joins VOA Urdu to discuss Kashmir, India and the United States

Interview begins at 4:40.

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Human Rights India

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” Episode 1: Khurram Husain

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Economy & Business Inclusive Growth

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Linscott in The Print: In 2020, India & US must collaborate in WTO and beyond to counter China’s trade practices

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China India

Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Nooruddin joins India Today to discuss US-Iran tensions

Please fast forward to 40 minutes for the interview.

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Crisis Management Iran

Mon, Jan 6, 2020

Shaping the global future together: the Council’s “Top fifteen hits” of 2019

We look back at the Atlantic Council's top work of 2019 galvanizing US leadership alongside partners and allies to tackle the most pressing challenges confronting our nation and our world.

New Atlanticist by Frederick Kempe

Africa Americas

Fri, Dec 20, 2019

Could the United States and India find a path to collaborate on China trade?

So why shouldn’t the Trump administration consider expanding its bilateral trade cooperation with India to initiate joint efforts on China, which could parallel existing efforts with the EU and Japan and possibly merge with them over time? Might this approach even lead to a new plurilateral negotiation in the World Trade Organization (WTO) that positions it as the most likely venue for tackling Chinese practices over the longer term?

New Atlanticist by Mark Linscott

China India