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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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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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India South Asia

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

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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Afghanistan Democratic Transitions
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Thu, Oct 3, 2019

In search of the elusive US-India trade deal

There was no more auspicious a moment for creating an historic precedent on trade between the two countries—as limited as it was likely to be. We can only hope that the momentum for a deal has not entirely slipped away

New Atlanticist by Mark Linscott

India Trade

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Recap: Roundtable with Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India’s Minister of External Affairs

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. In his opening remarks, Dr. Jaishankar […]

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