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Sep 9, 2022

Supporting Afghan refugees: A case for cultural sensitivity and humility in resettlement practices

By Halima Ahmadi-Montecalvo, Amanda Terry, Belquis Ahmadi

In recognition of the one-year anniversary of the Taliban retaking control of Afghanistan, the authors of this publication seek to raise awareness of the whole person needs of settled refugees in the United States by highlighting experiences of a number of newly resettled Afghan refugees.

Afghanistan Politics & Diplomacy

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
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

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Engaging Afghan women and civil society in US policymaking

The launch of the US-Afghan consultative mechanism

Join USIP, the Atlantic Council, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, the Sisterhood is Global Institute and the U.S Department of State for the launch of the U.S.-Afghan Consultative Mechanism (USACM). U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will provide opening remarks, followed by a discussion moderated by U.S. Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls, and Human Rights Rina Amiri and representatives of the USACM platform. 

An interview with Dr. Lotay Tshering, Honorable Prime Minister of Bhutan

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In the News

Sep 15, 2022

Riaz in New Age: What role for intellectuals in autocratic era?

By Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Democratic Transitions

SouthAsiaSource

Sep 12, 2022

The international community must see the Bangladesh of 2022

By Mohammad A. Arafat

Though Bangladesh is not without fault, the international community has good reason to see it as a constructive, democratic partner in South Asia.

Bangladesh Economy & Business

In the News

Sep 11, 2022

Younus in Profit: Millions of homes have been destroyed. Could we rebuild them with solar rooftops?

By Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

SouthAsiaSource

Sep 9, 2022

Experts react: Catastrophic flooding in Pakistan

By South Asia Center experts

More than one-third of Pakistan is underwater amid catastrophic climate change-induced flooding. South Asia Center experts provide their analyses of the situation.

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Sep 9, 2022

Supporting Afghan refugees: A case for cultural sensitivity and humility in resettlement practices

By Halima Ahmadi-Montecalvo, Amanda Terry, Belquis Ahmadi

In recognition of the one-year anniversary of the Taliban retaking control of Afghanistan, the authors of this publication seek to raise awareness of the whole person needs of settled refugees in the United States by highlighting experiences of a number of newly resettled Afghan refugees.

Afghanistan Politics & Diplomacy

New Atlanticist

Sep 8, 2022

How South Asian countries can protect their migrant workers abroad

By Elaine Zhang

India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh have a role to play in creating safer and more prosperous conditions for their citizens working abroad.

Human Rights Inclusive Growth

SouthAsiaSource

Sep 8, 2022

Dismantlement of the Taliban regime is the only way forward for Afghanistan

By Davood Moradian

Ask ten individuals about the Taliban, and you will receive ten different answers—or as one might phrase it, the “Taliban in the eye of the beholder.”

Afghanistan Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Sep 6, 2022

Younus in Dawn: Pakistan’s hybrid regime is coming to an end. What’s next?

By Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

SouthAsiaSource

Sep 6, 2022

As Pakistan’s Afghanistan policy fails, the Afghan Taliban moves against Islamabad

By Raza Khan Qazi

Islamabad’s long standing objective—to have a dependent government in Kabul—has finally burned to the ground.

Afghanistan Defense Policy

In the News

Sep 3, 2022

Riaz in the Daily Star: Citizens’ fundamental rights are not the executive’s choice

By Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Politics & Diplomacy