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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 […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis 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

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Dr Fernandes’ CHD Group wins ASSOCHAM NGO Award 2020

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Resilience & Society

Fri, Oct 2, 2020

Riaz in CIPE: Bangladesh’s Economic ‘Recovery’ in the COVID-19 Era: A Paradox, a Puzzle or a Mirage

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Fri, Oct 2, 2020

Trivedi in the Houston Chronicle: Americans aren’t safe, until everyone is safe — a global pandemic calls for global leadership

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Resilience & Society

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Nepal in the face of intersectional crises: A history of mismanagement

Nepal’s poor governance track record—characterized by inadequate leadership after the 2015 earthquake, a divided ruling party, corruption and mishandling of funds by the government, and questionable governance practices by the prime minister—not only puts the population at a disadvantage in weathering the pandemic, but it also may deal additional blows to the country’s health and economic wellbeing.

New Atlanticist by Capucine Querenet

Civil Society Coronavirus

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Fernandes in UNESCAP: The Disaster and Health Nexus Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges Of Protecting At-Risk Communities

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

The international community must do more to support Afghan and Rohingya refugees amid the COVID-19 pandemic

While the international community remains hyper-focused on addressing the virus and its associated economic slowdown, Afghan and Rohingya refugees continue to be forced into a life of complete uncertainty as they escape violence in their home countries. Concerted action by the international community and host countries towards mitigating the virus’ disproportionate effects on asylum seekers would immensely improve refugee welfare.

New Atlanticist by Rudabeh Shahid and Harris Samad

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: South Asia

The next US administration will need to confront a slew of regional challenges, including China’s growing political and economic clout; a resurgence of majoritarian politics; strained India-US relations; the impending Afghanistan peace process; and post-COVID-19 reconstruction.

Five Big Questions by South Asia Center

Conflict Coronavirus

Wed, Sep 9, 2020

Event recap: “The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on South Asian Economies” with the US Embassy in Delhi

On September 3, 2020, the US Embassy in Delhi hosted a webinar about the effects of COVID-19 on the regional economies of South Asia, featuring Dr Irfan Nooruddin, director of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Mon, Sep 7, 2020

Nooruddin in Scroll.in: The science of coronavirus art: Assessing India’s Covid-19 behavioral change campaigns

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus India

Fri, Sep 4, 2020

Riaz quoted in Nikkei Asian Review: China and India vie for clout in Bangladesh with COVID vaccines

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh China