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Afghan Presidential Elections Debrief with Omar Samad

The Atlantic Council’s Nonresident 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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Roundtable with India’s Minister of External Affairs, Dr. S. Jaishankar

On October 1st, 2019, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a roundtable conversation with Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India. The discussion focused on the future of US-India relations amidst a renewed Western focus on geopolitics and economic development in the region.

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Ambassador James B. Cunningham testifies on Afghanistan in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee

Leadership

Experts

Javid Ahmad

Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center

South Asia Center

Fatemeh Aman

Nonresident Senior Fellow

South Asia Center

Trevor Cloen

Assistant Director, South Asia Center

South Asia Center

James B. Cunningham

Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center

South Asia Center

Yelena Biberman

Nonresident Fellow, South Asia Center

South Asia Center

Content

Sun, Oct 13, 2019

Nawaz in The Indian Express on his new book, The Battle for Pakistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Corruption

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Nawaz in India Today on his new book, The Battle for Pakistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Corruption

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Ahmad in The Washington Post: The Taliban still hasn’t broken with al-Qaeda

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan South Asia

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Samad joins CGTN America to discuss the results of the recent Afghan Presidential Election

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Elections

Fri, Oct 4, 2019

Linscott quoted in ThePrint on failed US-India trade negotiations

In the News by Atlantic Council

India South Asia

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

Afghan Presidential Elections Debrief with Omar Samad

The Atlantic Council’s Nonresident 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.

Insights & Impact by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions
Modi Trump Trade

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

In search of the elusive US-India trade deal

There was no more auspicious a moment for creating an historic precedent on trade between the two countries—as limited as it was likely to be. We can only hope that the momentum for a deal has not entirely slipped away

New Atlanticist by Mark Linscott

India Trade

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Recap: Roundtable with Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India’s Minister of External Affairs

On October 1st, 2019, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a roundtable conversation with Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India. The discussion focused on the future of US-India relations amidst a renewed Western focus on geopolitics and economic development in the region. In his opening remarks, Dr. Jaishankar […]

Event Recap by Harris Samad

Afghanistan India
Modi energy trip

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Howdy LNG: Modi aims for energy in Houston

The announcement of a significant energy MOU on Modi's visit was a significant step towards meeting India’s growing energy needs.

New Atlanticist by Palak Sharma

India Oil and Gas

Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Assessing the treatment of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Bangladesh must honor its responsibility to care for Rohingya refugees, and that the international community must do more to hold the government accountable while providing additional financial and logistical support to enable it to do so.

Issue Brief by Rudabeh Shahid

Human Rights Migration

Events

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

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

NPR's Steve Inskeep kicks off a conversation with the South Asia Center's Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz to discuss his new book, "The Battle for Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and a Tough Neighbourhood".

5:30pm Washington District of Columbia