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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.

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Oct 18, 2021

Recasting Pakistan’s water scarcity challenge

By Fazilda Nabeel

Pakistan’s water situation is at a crossroads. The country has been increasingly cited by international organizations for being on the brink of water scarcity because of its declining per capita water availability. At the same time, the architecture of water resource governance in the country is undergoing a major overhaul.

Civil Society Energy Markets & Governance

In the News

Oct 14, 2021

Nawaz quoted in DW News: Pakistan struggles to balance ties between Washington and Beijing

Afghanistan China

SouthAsiaSource

Oct 6, 2021

Pakistan’s domestic politics following the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan

By Dawood Ghazanavi

Though discussions abound about how South and Central Asia might align to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan, the ramifications of the Taliban takeover will also play out in the domestic affairs of Kabul’s neighbors. Looking at the evolving relationship between Afghanistan and Pakistan, questions remain as to how Pakistani politics and society will change amid the cessation of conflict but new Taliban regime next door. 

Afghanistan Extremism

In the News

Sep 29, 2021

Samad quoted in Pakistan Observer on the tough road ahead for the Taliban

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Pakistan

In the News

Sep 26, 2021

Akhtar was quoted in the National Interest: Pakistan’s ‘America Problem’ Is Not Going Anywhere

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

In the News

Sep 23, 2021

Ahmad joins the Gulf International Forum to discuss: The Afghanistan Conundrum: Where does the Gulf Stand?

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

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.

Afghanistan Central Asia

Insights & Impact

Sep 17, 2021

Nawaz joins DW News to discuss the latest development in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Conflict

In the News

Sep 16, 2021

Sakhi was quoted in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs: Iran Looks for Stable Relations With Taliban

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Insights & Impact

Sep 15, 2021

Nawaz discussed the latest on Afghanistan with The Hindu News podcast: The Pak hand in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Conflict