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Oct 3, 2022

Pakistan sees growing culture of innovation amid tech startup boom

By Hamna Tariq and Uzair Younus

A tightening global macro environment coupled with increasing domestic political instability is a cause of concern for the sector, especially the domestic startup economy.

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

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Sep 27, 2022

Afghanistan under the Taliban: Regional recalibrations, challenges, and ways forward

By Hameed Hakimi

Despite the spectacular and unprecedented events following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021, the global spotlight steadily shifted away from the country.

Afghanistan Economy & Business

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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

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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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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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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

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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

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Sep 3, 2022

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

By Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Politics & Diplomacy

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Sep 3, 2022

Chughtai participates in Dogana Social Forum: Voting rights for overseas Pakistanis

By Atlantic Council

Elections Pakistan

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Sep 2, 2022

Riaz interviewed by The Daily Ittefaq: অতীতের রুশ সাম্রাজ্যের পুনঃপ্রতিষ্ঠা চাইছেন পুতিন: আলী রীয়াজ

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In the News

Sep 2, 2022

Shahid writes for South Asia Voices: Geopolitical maneuvering of Nepal’s tourism sector

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Indo-Pacific

In the News

Sep 1, 2022

Shahid quoted in BehanBox: Navigating statelessness: How laws fail Bangladeshi trafficking survivors in India

By Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Human Rights

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Aug 31, 2022

Khan in Bloomberg: Deadly floods swamp farms in Pakistan, flushing away crops

By Atlantic Council

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