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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, Jan 11, 2021

Riaz in East Asia Forum: COVID-19 ails Bangladesh’s health, politics and economy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

South Asia: The road ahead in 2021

The shadow of 2020 is likely to loom large over the coming year for South Asia, which faces unprecedented economic challenges, deterioration of democratic norms and institutions, and the existential threat of climate change.

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Nooruddin in The Hindu: COVID-19 and limits of political accountability

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Political Reform

Thu, Nov 12, 2020

How President-elect Biden can reshape US relations in Greater South Asia

With the Taliban feeling increasingly emboldened, President-elect Biden must adopt a new and more practicable strategy for the region that is not based solely on military and security compulsions but includes future-oriented economic and political plans, working with international organizations and partners to achieve common goals.

New Atlanticist by Shuja Nawaz

Afghanistan Conflict

Fri, Nov 6, 2020

A zero-sum game: What can we expect during the upcoming elections in Myanmar?

While Myanmar gained attention for the restoration of some democratic rights in 2010 following years of military rule, the upcoming election is at risk of undermining this progress amid widespread political repression and human rights violations. There is strong evidence that the elections will be neither free, fair, nor inclusive, as a result of the suppression of free speech, use of hate speech, and cancellation of voting in several regions.

New Atlanticist by Rudabeh Shahid

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions

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
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