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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, Apr 12, 2021

Nooruddin joins France24 to discuss COVID-19 vaccination in India

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus India

Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Ghori-Ahmad joins USIP to discuss Pakistan’s post-pandemic economic outlook

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

COVID-19 is exacerbating air quality issues to the detriment of India’s most vulnerable

The brief period of clean air during India's lockdown offered a glimpse of what can be gained by building a cleaner, more sustainable Indian economy. To explore how that can materialize, this piece will first examine the opposing ecological and economic impacts of India’s lockdown, and then pose policy recommendations that balance sustainability and economic growth.

SouthAsiaSource by Shashank Jejurikar

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Sat, Feb 13, 2021

Event recap: “Post-pandemic South Asia: How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect Pakistan’s economy and regional environment”

On February 12, 2021, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted an event on Pakistan’s economic and regional environment in a post-pandemic world.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Coronavirus

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