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Assessing Indian digital trade policies: Will they support a $5 trillion economy?

The importance of digital policies has grown as countries seek to harness the tools of big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and vital infrastructure to trace outbreaks of the virus and assist efforts to find cures and vaccines. The analysis in this paper, while initially conducted before anyone had ever heard of COVID-19, has been impacted by its sudden emergence and will likely require updating to assess the experiences of this ongoing crisis. The paper, which focuses on the U.S.-India bilateral relationship, concludes with a series of questions, as opposed to policy recommendations.

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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.



Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Sherman interviewed on Cornell Law School’s “A Law in Common” podcast on the US-India tech relationship

In the News

Cybersecurity Defense Technologies

Fri, Jul 17, 2020

India’s hijras find themselves further marginalized amid the pandemic

While India’s hijras have made considerable strides in civil and political rights in recent years, the pandemic has underscored the fact that their communities remain woefully neglected. Only with equitable legal recognition and government support will the hijra community cease to be disenfranchised.

New Atlanticist by Phillip Baumgart and Shariq Farooqi

Coronavirus Human Rights

Sat, Jul 11, 2020

Roberts on India Today

Dexter Tiff Roberts, an award-winning journalist and Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Asia Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council, speaks to India Today about China-India relations, shifting global supply chains in China amid the US-China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic, and the implications for the Indian economy. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

China East Asia

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Robert Manning interviewed on TRT about India-China border dispute

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Conflict

Tue, Jul 7, 2020

Emerging technologies: new challenges to global stability

The world may be fast approaching the perfect storm, with the intersection of two major global trends. At a moment of historic transition, when the post-WWII and post-Cold War international order is eroding amid competing visions of world order and renewed geopolitical rivalries, the world is also in the early stages of an unprecedented technological transformation

In-Depth Research & Reports by Robert A. Manning

China Cybersecurity

Mon, Jul 6, 2020

Linscott in the Hindu: Reforming India’s digital policy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy India

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

South Asia midyear pause: Taking stock of 2020

The specific events of the year’s first six months might have taken us by surprise but the political-economic dynamics that have shaped South Asia’s response to these new challenges did not. Across the region democracy and freedom of expression are challenged, and protectionist impulses are indulged in flailing response to calamitous economic strife. And the United States continues its slide into strategic irrelevance, exercising little leadership or interest in building stronger ties to this vital region.

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

As the Sino-Indian rivalry heats up, watch Bangladesh carefully

Undoubtedly rivalry between India and China will intensify in South Asia in coming months and years ahead. With its position between the two rivals, Bangladesh will be a primary arena to watch the future competition.

New Atlanticist by Ali Riaz

Bangladesh China

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

India’s China app ban heightens need for multilateral discussion on digital privacy and security

Even with other the political and economic factors at play, the decision may be a small sign of some shared ground between India and the United States when it comes to data policy.

New Atlanticist by Justin Sherman

China Digital Policy

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Chhibber in The Economic Times: The time couldn’t be more ripe for Narendra Modi to cement a strategic India-US alliance

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