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Jun 20, 2022

The case for a US-India digital handshake

By Atlantic Council US-India Digital Economy Task Force

This report advocates for a US-India “digital handshake” to overcome substantive and institutional barriers in US-India digital economic cooperation.

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SouthAsiaSource

Jun 27, 2022

COVID-19 and tourism in the Himalayan & Indian Ocean countries of South Asia 

By South Asia Center

While in 2019 tourism was among the fastest growing sectors in South Asia, the pandemic resulted in billions of dollars in losses across the region. To understand these developments, the South Asia Center brought together a panel of experts to discuss COVID-19 and the future of tourism in the Himalayan and Indian Ocean Countries of South Asia.

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

In the News

Jun 23, 2022

Chhibber opinion piece for The Economic Times: WTO must emphasise that it is not just about free trade but also about fair trade

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business G20

In the News

Jun 22, 2022

Amb. Rahmani in Extinction Rebellion: Ensuring women have equal rights to inheritance and property ownership is key to tackling climate change

By Atlantic Council

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

SouthAsiaSource

Jun 21, 2022

Experts react: India hosts Shanghai Cooperation Organisation border security meeting

By Atlantic Council Experts

From June 15 through June 17, 2022, India hosted a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to discuss regional border management and security. We reached out to our experts for their thoughts on this pivotal meeting and its implications for regional security.

Afghanistan China

Report

Jun 20, 2022

The case for a US-India digital handshake

By Atlantic Council US-India Digital Economy Task Force

This report advocates for a US-India “digital handshake” to overcome substantive and institutional barriers in US-India digital economic cooperation.

Digital Currencies Digital Policy

In the News

Jun 14, 2022

Raghuraman in Foreign Policy: The United States and India need a Digital Handshake

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business India

In the News

Jun 14, 2022

Varshney in Democracy Paradox on India: Democracy in hard places

By Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Human Rights

SouthAsiaSource

Jun 10, 2022

Negotiating with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan is a bad idea

By Syed Ali Zia Jaffery

Pakistan’s information minister confirmed ongoing peace talks between the government and the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). However, it is important to stress that this dialogue is not advantageous for Pakistan.

Afghanistan Conflict
Mass of Afghan people standing in a crowd

Issue Brief

Jun 9, 2022

Lessons from Afghanistan for Western state-building in a multipolar world

By Abdul Waheed Ahmad and Dr. Gabriella Lloyd

The emergent multipolar world has created new challenges for Western liberal democratic diplomats and leaders. Among these challenges is how to continue to support developing allies in a political landscape where these allies are facing growing, existential threats from powerful, authoritarian anti-liberal states. 

Afghanistan Economy & Business

In the News

Jun 7, 2022

Nooruddin and Younus in Profit by Pakistan Today: Can coalitions push trough reforms?

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Indo-Pacific

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