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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 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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Wed, Dec 11, 2019

US-India relationship is “moving from the era of ambitions to the era of achievements”

Sixty years after US President Dwight D. Eisenhower traveled to India to mark the beginning of the US-Indian relationship, the close ties between Delhi and Washington today “would scarcely be recognizable to Eisenhower’s contemporaries,” Ambassador Alice Wells, US acting assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, said on December 11.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

India Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Don’t let tech policy disrupt the US-India trade deal

Yet as negotiators prepare for the final stage of the talks, India’s efforts to advance three new tech policies could emerge as a potential spoiler. Preventing a downward spiral in bilateral trade relations will require India to tread cautiously in its approach to tech policy and delay new measures that would disrupt a trade deal.

New Atlanticist by Anand Raghuraman

India Trade

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Afghanistan at a crossroads

After decades of conflict, today there is at least a prospect that a path to peace in Afghanistan might be opened. At the same time, it seems that once again the country is at a crossroads, with its future to be determined by decisions that will be taken in the coming weeks by Afghans, their partners, and their adversaries. Those decisions can set the stage for further success in the hard struggle of the Afghan people and their elected leaders for the better future they are striving for.

New Atlanticist by James B. Cunningham

Afghanistan Conflict

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

The United States cannot repeat its Syria withdrawal mistake in Afghanistan

President Trump’s sudden withdrawal has opened opportunities for rival powers to exert greater influence in the Middle East and in Afghanistan. Russia and China are swooping in with strategic poise, while Trump’s approach amounts to letting others “fight a little bit.” This is not US leadership, nor will it make the United States safer in an increasingly complex world.

New Atlanticist by Fatima Salman

Afghanistan Conflict

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Kashmir is driving Pakistan’s mediation efforts between Tehran and Riyadh

From Imran Khan’s perspective, the issue of Kashmir has not attracted enough international attention. Mediating de-escalation in the Persian Gulf could strengthen his ability to bring more attention to that crisis too.

IranSource by Fatemeh Aman

India Iran

Sun, Oct 13, 2019

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

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Afghanistan Corruption

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

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

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Afghanistan Corruption

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

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

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Afghanistan South Asia

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

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

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Afghanistan Elections

Fri, Oct 4, 2019

Linscott quoted in ThePrint on failed US-India trade negotiations

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