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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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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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Aug 3, 2022

Nasr in Reuters: Analysis: Crisis in Iraq tests its stability and Iran’s sway

By Atlantic Council

Iran Iraq

In the News

Aug 2, 2022

Hakimi published in The Guardian: Zawahiri’s killing was a Biden play for popularity – but it may have unintended consequences

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Aug 2, 2022

Kamal Alam quoted in TRTWorld: What will happen to Al Qaeda after Zawahiri’s assassination?

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Drones

SouthAsiaSource

Aug 2, 2022

Adrian Levy and the myth of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence

By Kamal Alam and Adrian Levy

In this interview with non-resident senior fellow Kamal Alam, author Adrian Levy reflects on the deep historical relationship between Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency, noting that it has covered history’s many “pinch points.”

India Intelligence

In the News

Aug 2, 2022

Ahmad published in Foreign Affairs: The Folly of Pakistan’s China Gamble

By Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

In the News

Aug 2, 2022

Rabia Akhtar in Al Jazeera: Will global powers give up their nuclear weapons?

By Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia Indo-Pacific

In the News

Aug 2, 2022

Ahmad in Foreign Affairs: The folly of Pakistan’s China gamble

By Atlantic Council

China Pakistan

In the News

Jul 28, 2022

Shahid featured in 9DASHLINE: Bangladesh’s manoeuvring of climate change geopolitics

By Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Climate Change & Climate Action

In the News

Jul 27, 2022

Amb. Verma featured in Modern Diplomacy: India and the Five Eyes. Is the time ripe?

By Atlantic Council

Australia India

In the News

Jul 27, 2022

Nasr and Riaz featured in The Print: Jihadists in Bangladesh are still going strong. Economic gains aren’t ‘wins’

By Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Economy & Business