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Issue Brief Aug 4, 2021
Beyond Pakistan’s 2021-22 budget: The economy and growth
By Uzair Younus
Recently appointed to his position, Shaukat Tarin has positioned the budget as being growth oriented in focus, with significant increases to subsidies, public-sector development, and salaries of government employees.
Report Aug 13, 2020
Evolving news media landscapes in India and Pakistan: Implications for regional peace and stability
By Fatima Salman
India and Pakistan recognize the utility of the press in contemporary conflicts, and seek to deploy it as an offensive weapon in a larger information war. Both countries have utilized digital, print, and broadcast media to shape international perceptions and public opinion domestically.
SouthAsiaSource Sep 22, 2021
Experts react: 2021 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Tajikistan
By South Asia Center
On September 17, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) held a heads-of-state summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in a hybrid virtual and in-person setting. Consisting of China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and most recently Iran, the SCO meeting primarily discussed the evolving situation in Afghanistan and its ramifications for member states as well as the international community more broadly.
SouthAsiaSource Sep 3, 2021
Pakistan and the Taliban 2.0: The good, the bad, and the ugly
By Rabia Akhtar
The Taliban’s 11-day Blitzkrieg has left the entire world stunned. As the new government takes shape in Afghanistan, there are some good, some bad, and some ugly realities confronting the region, primarily Pakistan.
SouthAsiaSource Sep 2, 2021
The US-Pakistan relationship in a new Afghanistan
By Hashim Pasha
Now that the American venture into Afghanistan is coming to be seen by some as a serious strategic failure, there is a strong temptation for US policymakers to find something, or someone, to blame.
The South Asia Center serves as the Atlantic Council’s focal point for work on the region as well as relations between these countries, neighboring regions, Europe, and the United States.