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The South Asia Center serves as the Atlantic Council’s focal point for work on greater South Asia as well as its relations between these countries, the neighboring regions, Europe, and the United States.



Webinars

Fri, Apr 24, 2020

An inside look at Pakistan’s COVID-19 response

10:00am ONLINE EVENT

Tue, Apr 14, 2020

Surveying opinions from rural India on the COVID-19 lockdown

India is now several week into the government-mandated lockdown intended to control the spread of COVID-19. Led by Non-Resident Senior Fellow Dr Edmond Fernandes, the CHD Group and the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center surveyed Indian citizens in rural Karnataka to capture the impact of the outbreak and lockdown on their access to public health services […]

SouthAsiaSource by South Asia Center

Coronavirus Hindi

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

The unique challenges posed by COVID-19 in Iran and Afghanistan

The following interview was conducted on April 7th, 2020. On the 7th of April 2020, the South Asia Center and the Future of Iran Initiative hosted a virtual panel on Iran and Afghanistan’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, moderated by Nonresident Senior Fellow Fatemeh Aman. The panel consisted of Dr. Fatima Rezaei, Iran Country […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Coronavirus

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

India’s public health response to COVID-19 with Dr. Edmond Fernandes, MD

The following interview was conducted on March 23, 2020. Let’s just start with the basic facts. To the best of your knowledge as of this evening, March 24, 2020, what is the situation in India right now. What are the total number of infections, what has been the main origin, is there community spread occurring […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis by South Asia Center

Coronavirus India

Content

Mon, Aug 2, 2021

South Asia midyear pause: Taking stock of 2021

South Asia will face crucial issues like human security, regional stability, economic prosperity, and the pandemic in the remainder of 2021. How should we understand the region's prospects as we embark on the second half of the year? Our South Asia experts weigh in.

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Mon, Jul 26, 2021

Fernandes on Forbes India: Health diplomacy needs an update

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Corruption

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Can we distribute the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic more equitably?

This piece follows three business owners in India whose livelihoods have been crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic. All of them are participants of the REVIVE initiative by Samhita.

SouthAsiaSource by Iti Bhargava and Ojas

Coronavirus Inclusive Growth

Wed, Jul 14, 2021

Event recap: “REVIVING India’s informal workforce and entrepreneurs”

Overall, the pandemic transformed how we look at the needs of micro-entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs, and those within the informal sector. It amplified the need to address the inequality within communities while also pushing various sectors, including commercial and non-profit, to push the boundaries on what recovery means. COVID-19 gave businesses opportunities to stand up for the most vulnerable. In doing so, the REVIVE alliance has helped set the stage for a new, resilient normal.

Event Recap by Ayra Khan

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Nooruddin quoted in Wall Street Journal on how Covid-19 has punctured Narendra Modi’s aura

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Wed, May 26, 2021

Vyas joins 104.7 WONK-FM to discuss the ‘Together for India’ campaign

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus India

Mon, May 24, 2021

Fernandes in Times of India: Public health strategy for India to combat 2nd wave and mitigate the 3rd wave

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Mon, May 17, 2021

Event recap: “Post-pandemic South Asia: How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect Bangladesh’s politics, economy, and healthcare”

An event recap/analysis on the wide-ranging conversation hosted by the South Asia Center on the future of Bangladesh’s economic, political, and healthcare landscapes in the context of the evolving COVID-19 landscape.

Event Recap by Kaveri Sarkar

Bangladesh Civil Society

Mon, May 10, 2021

Riaz in The Daily Star: India’s Covid 19 catastrophe: The cost of complacency

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Mon, May 10, 2021

Fernandes quoted in the NEWS Minute on India’s lockdown of the state of Karnataka

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus India