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New Atlanticist

Nov 17, 2023

Bangladesh is at a tipping point. Here are the scenarios for a contentious election season.

By Ali Riaz

Violence and street agitations are back in full swing in Bangladesh ahead of the scheduled general elections in January 2024.

Bangladesh Elections

New Atlanticist

Nov 8, 2023

In a fractured world, does Biden’s trade policy measure up?

By Mark Linscott

The Biden administration has championed the new era in trade, seeing it as a moment to reinvest in US manufacturing and better counter China’s economic clout. However, there has been blowback.

Economy & Business India

New Atlanticist

Nov 3, 2023

Pakistan’s long journey toward sustainable growth requires timely, free, and fair elections

By Uzair Younus

Elections should be followed by a transparent, consensus-driven process that devolves power to the grassroots level through functional local governments.

Economy & Business Pakistan
Signage is seen at the media centre during the G20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi, India, Saturday, September 9, 2023. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

New Atlanticist

Oct 3, 2023

A lasting legacy of India’s G20: Trade opportunities for small businesses

By Gopal Nadadur

The India-led G20 has delivered some under-the-radar outcomes with big potential gains, most notably for micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

New Atlanticist

Sep 22, 2023

Why Pakistan must side with Ukraine over Russia

By Uzair Younus

Islamabad should look at the evolving global situation pragmatically and recognize that a strong Ukraine that defeats Russia is in its Pakistan’s interest.

Conflict Pakistan
A man rides a boat past toll plaza amid flood water on main Indus highway, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Sehwan, Pakistan.

Issue Brief

Sep 15, 2023

Empowering Pakistan’s youth to address climate change risks

By Omaer Naeem

Pakistan is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts like flooding and heatwaves. Empowering Pakistani youth in climate adaptation is critical as they will face intensified effects. This brief advocates for greater involvement of youth through grassroots organization, policy advocacy, innovative solutions, and strengthening international cooperation on climate action.

Civil Society Pakistan

New Atlanticist

Sep 10, 2023

Experts react: Did India’s G20 just crack the code for diplomatic consensus?

By Atlantic Council experts

The Russian and Chinese leaders were not at the summit, but that did not stop the Group of Twenty leaders from approving an eighty-three-paragraph declaration that added the African Union to the group.

Africa Brazil

New Atlanticist

Aug 28, 2023

Pakistan has a capital problem. Infrastructure investment can be a solution.

By Ammar Habib Khan

Islamabad must utilize unconventional tools to mobilize local private capital and reallocate it toward infrastructure development.

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

New Atlanticist

Aug 24, 2023

BRICS is doubling its membership. Is the bloc a new rival for the G7?  

By Atlantic Council experts

Atlantic Council experts share their insights on what the addition of Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia to the group might mean.

Africa Brazil

New Atlanticist

Aug 14, 2023

Afghanistan’s next generation must rise above the Taliban’s ‘reality’

By Nasir Andisha

The Taliban are not and never were an acceptable alternative to a democratic state in a pluralistic society such as Afghanistan. 

Afghanistan Civil Society