Events & strategic dialogues
In-Depth Research & Reports Jan 14, 2021
The hard work ahead in improving US-India agricultural trade
By Mark Linscott and Scott Sindelar
Between the United States and India, challenges on trade, specifically agricultural trade, persist. This analysis concludes that both countries should pursue a multi-pronged approach to expanding bilateral agricultural trade.
Issue Brief Sep 9, 2020
Transforming Indian agriculture: A policy framework to guide US-India partnership
By D. Narain
Agriculture has formed the backbone of India’s economy for many decades and remains crucial to providing food security for the country’s growing population. It constitutes a major pillar of India’s economic growth and a significant contributor to its growing exports sector.
Issue briefs and reports Jun 30, 2020
Assessing Indian digital trade policies: Will they support a $5 trillion economy?
By Mark Linscott
Trade policy has come to the fore as a growing number of countries restrict exports of critical medical supplies to ensure sufficient availability for patients in-country. In this crisis, international collaboration to keep trade flowing has been limited and has not prevented many countries from imposing new trade restrictions.
The South Asia Center (SAC) is the hub for the Atlantic Council’s analysis of the political, social, geographical, and cultural diversity of the region.
At the intersection of South Asia and its geopolitics, SAC cultivates dialogue to shape policy and forge ties between the region and the global community.
Join the South Asia Center mailing list
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.
Timely analyses on trade & commerce
New Atlanticist Nov 19, 2020
The Trump administration can still seal a trade deal with India—and cement a legacy
By Mark Linscott
An agreement may not be objectively huge in scope but it should be deemed sufficiently significant in resolving difficult market access issues on both sides, warranting a rapid conclusion during this lame-duck moment.
New Atlanticist Nov 11, 2020
A new beginning: The case for incremental, confidence-building WTO reform
By Mark Linscott and Stephen Kho
Member countries should be realistic about what a new WTO director-general can actually accomplish, beyond a formal facilitating role. Forward movement on any front requires initiative from its key Members, developed and developing alike, to find common ground and make the hard decisions needed to bridge gaps.
New Atlanticist Oct 15, 2020
Why Pakistan’s TikTok ban is a bad sign for investors
By Kalsoom Lakhani
Banning content is different from banning platforms. In a conservative country like Pakistan, clear delineations around content standards not only guides players navigating this landscape, it also helps ease the risk of investors looking to operate in the country.