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The South Asia Center 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.

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Timely analyses on trade & commerce


New Atlanticist

Nov 30, 2022

A triple threat is putting the multilateral trading system at risk. What can the WTO do about it?

By Mark Linscott

New industrial policies, regional trade agreements, and economic decoupling are increasingly in vogue.

China Economy & Business


Nov 17, 2022

Fireside chat with Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz and Ghias Khan, President and CEO of the Engro Corporation

By Shuja Nawaz & Ghias Khan

A fireside chat with Shuja Nawaz and Ghias Khan as part of the Atlantic Council's 2022 Conference on the Future of the US-Pakistan Relationship.

Economy & Business Pakistan


Nov 7, 2022

What Pakistan can learn from Chinese growth

By Ali Hasanain

As the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor enters its second phase, each side needs to review how they can improve the program’s effectiveness for mutual benefit.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Oct 18, 2022

How India’s new digital rules can demonstrate a commitment to good regulatory practices

By Mark Linscott

India has a chance to lay a path toward a free trade agreement with the United States if it handles sensitive digital rules the right way.

Digital Policy India

In the News

Aug 25, 2022

Younus in Dawn: What Gwadar can learn from India’s Mundra port

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Energy & Environment


Aug 24, 2022

Afghanistan’s drug trade is booming under Taliban rule

By Rupert Stone

Though the Taliban vowed to crack down on narcotics after coming to power last August, that promise has been inadequately enforced, and Afghanistan’s drug trade is booming.

Afghanistan Economy & Business

In the News

Aug 11, 2022

Shahid quoted in Foreign Policy: How China-Taiwan tensions play out in India

By Atlantic Council

China East Asia


Aug 8, 2022

Collaboration, not competition, is key to alleviating the global chip shortage

By Ridhika Batra

If the international community seeks to diversify chip manufacturing and create safety nets for future crises, then collaboration—as opposed to competition—seems a logical and prudent first step.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Jul 20, 2022

Nasr quoted in Heromag: Putin visits Iran, for talks including Turkey’s Erdogan

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Economy & Business

In the News

Jun 23, 2022

Chhibber opinion piece for The Economic Times: WTO must emphasise that it is not just about free trade but also about fair trade

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business G20