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Maya Mirchandani

Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center

South Asia Center

Omar Samad

Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center

South Asia Center

Shuja Nawaz

Distinguished Fellow, South Asia Center

South Asia Center

Yelena Biberman

Nonresident Fellow, South Asia Center

South Asia Center

Content

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

From overtures for US talks to threats of war with Iran

Rejected again and embarrassed by the escalation in the Persian Gulf his policies have incentivized, Trump is likely to make similar belligerent comments this year and US-Iran relations will only worsen.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Iran Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Sep 4, 2019

Samad joins BBC World to discuss the future of US-Taliban peace talks

In the News by Atlantic Council

Wed, Aug 28, 2019

Recycling is going to waste!

For decades, people in most developed countries have been carefully separating their trash into waste and recycling. They have been making sure to do their part for the environment by recycling, but do they fully understand what happens to the items they place in their blue recycling bins? Countries have been shipping the contents of […]

EnergySource by Nidhi Upadhyaya

China Energy & Environment

Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Samad joins BBC World to discuss the Future of US-Taliban peace talks

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Samad and Nawaz join CGTN’s The Heat to discuss Afghanistan’s peace process

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Tue, Aug 20, 2019

Samad Joins Al Jazeera to Discuss Latest Violence in Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Mon, Aug 5, 2019

Nooruddin in Foreign Policy: inside Kashmir’s crisis—And what happens next

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights India

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

The IRGC should be held accountable for rights abuses

Up until recently, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was an organization relatively unknown to the American public. However, with the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran threatening to boil over into actual military confrontation, and the IRGC’s announcements of downing an American drone and seizing oil tankers, the increasing references to this group in the mainstream news and on social media may soon make it a household name.

IranSource by Gissou Nia

Human Rights Iran

Wed, Jul 24, 2019

Will the UK’s new prime minister take Trump’s side on Iran?

In recent months, a host of developments have fueled significant tension between the United Kingdom and Iran. The UK Parliament’s decision to classify Lebanese militant group Hezbollah “in its entirety” as a terrorist organization earlier this year, London siding with the Trump administration against Iran in the June 20 drone incident, and the tanker detainment episodes in Gibraltar and the Strait of Hormuz this month have driven this downward trajectory in UK-Iran relations.

IranSource by Giorgio Cafiero and Andreas Krieg

Iran

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Trade at a crossroads: A vision for the US-India trade relationship

Both countries should prioritize efforts to manage current tensions, reach an early agreement and build on successes to initiate a series of cooperative projects in areas such as intellectual property rights, digital trade and regulatory coherence, mirroring previous successes on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.

Report by Mark Linscott, Trevor Cloen, and Nidhi Upadhyaya

India Trade