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Tue, Mar 31, 2020

South Asia’s economic outlook in the era of COVID-19

Experts from the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center analyze the current efforts of these governments and the potential economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on South Asia:

New Atlanticist by South Asia Center

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus hits Pakistan’s already-strained economy, and its most vulnerable

During every major economic crisis in Pakistan—and there have been several of them—the wheels of the informal economy have chugged along. Today, the informal sector stands to lose the most, particularly the tens of millions of workers who rely on this cash-based sector to provide them with the bare-minimum income required to meet their daily needs.

New Atlanticist by Uzair Younus

Coronavirus Inclusive Growth

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” episode 11: Economy and Coronavirus

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Women’s activism in Pakistan: Limits on freedom of choice, speech, and visibility in the public sphere

The crux of this contentious debate does not just hang on freedom of choice. It demands a broader conversation about societal acceptance of women’s visibility in the public sphere and role in politics more broadly. Until Pakistani women are seen as full citizens of the state, and not just national subjects, such seemingly apolitical visual expression will continue to provoke much needed rights-based deliberation.

New Atlanticist by Zainab Alam

Pakistan Women

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Aman in Responsible Statecraft: Without international aid, the coronavirus crisis in Iran will spread throughout South Asia

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Younus in Dawn: As economy grinds to a halt, businesses need a stimulus package but they should prepare to give back

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Social Justice and Activism in Pakistan with Jibran Nasir

With an exceedingly shrinking space for civil society and an emboldened right-wing, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan is turning out to be the same-old Pakistan. Pakistani lawyer and civil rights activist Jibran Nasir helps us detangle some of Pakistan’s toughest contexts surrounding the country’s citizen empowerment, legal reforms, and social justice.

Timely Commentary & Analysis by South Asia Center

Civil Society Elections

Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” episode 10: The Economic Impact of Coronavirus

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth

Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” episode 9: Can Pakistan Replicate Korea?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth

Sun, Mar 8, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” episode 8: Women, Feminism, and the Aurat March

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Human Rights