Past events

Reports and issue briefs

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.




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 16, 2022

Experts react: Appointment of a new army chief in Pakistan

By South Asia Center experts

With Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa set to retire on November 29, 2022, the appointment of a new army chief prompts a new set of challenges. South Asia Center experts provide their analyses of the situation.

Democratic Transitions 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


Nov 3, 2022

Keynote address of Masood Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, at the 2022 Conference on the Future of the US-Pakistan Relationship

By Masood Khan

Masood Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, joined the Atlantic Council's 2022 conference on the future of the US-Pakistan relationship to give the keynote address.

Economy & Business Pakistan


Oct 25, 2022

State capacity and support for the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

By Federico Masera & Hasin Yousaf

Violent, criminal, and terrorist organizations’ functioning and success often rely on the support of the population in which they operate. Some scholars have hypothesized that to gain and maintain this vital support, violent organizations engage in the provision of goods and services.

Extremism Pakistan


Oct 24, 2022

US National Security Strategy: Takeaways for Pakistan

By Syed Ali Zia Jaffery

To ignore Washington's new National Security Strategy just because it does not mention Pakistan would be incredibly shortsighted for Islamabad, primarily because whatever the United States plans to do—directly and indirectly—will affect it.

National Security Pakistan


Oct 3, 2022

Pakistan must learn to live without ‘Daronomics’

By Ali Hasanain

The temptation will be high for Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to play Daronomics again, to the detriment of Pakistan in all but the shortest of short runs.

Economy & Business Financial Regulation


Oct 3, 2022

Pakistan sees growing culture of innovation amid tech startup boom

By Hamna Tariq and Uzair Younus

A tightening global macro environment coupled with increasing domestic political instability is a cause of concern for the sector, especially the domestic startup economy.

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

In the News

Sep 11, 2022

Younus in Profit: Millions of homes have been destroyed. Could we rebuild them with solar rooftops?

By Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment


Sep 9, 2022

Experts react: Catastrophic flooding in Pakistan

By South Asia Center experts

More than one-third of Pakistan is underwater amid catastrophic climate change-induced flooding. South Asia Center experts provide their analyses of the situation.

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business