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The South Asia Center (SAC) is the hub for the Atlantic Council’s analysis of the political, social, geographical, and cultural diversity of the region. ​

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Leadership

Content

Freedom and Prosperity Around the World

Feb 26, 2024

Pakistan faces urgent need for comprehensive reforms to spur long-term growth and stability

By Ali Cheema

Pakistan needs extensive economic and institutional reforms to boost long-term growth and prosperity. These reforms involve improving property rights, increasing public investment in education and health, and addressing political polarization. A new political settlement is necessary to foster stability and enable these reforms.

Freedom and Prosperity Inclusive Growth

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Katz quoted in Tukye on tensions between Iran and Pakistan

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Crisis Management

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Fontenrose quoted in Daily Mail on Iran-Pakistan clashes

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Iran

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Warrick quoted in Infobae on Iran-Pakistan clashes

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Iran

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Mostajabi quoted in Channel News Asia on Iran-Pakistan clashes

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Iran

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Samaan quoted in Time on Iran-Pakistan clashes

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Iran

New Atlanticist

Feb 14, 2024

Five ways Imran Khan’s party used technology to outperform in Pakistan’s elections

By Uzair Younus

The result of the political party’s technological campaign strategy was a more engaged and informed electorate—and significant electoral gains.

Elections Pakistan

Experts react

Feb 9, 2024

Experts react: Imran Khan’s party outperformed expectations. What will this mean for Pakistan’s next government?

By Atlantic Council experts

PTI-backed independents are on track to win a plurality of seats in the national assembly. Who will lead the next coalition government?

Elections Pakistan

IranSource

Jan 26, 2024

A miscalculated aggression: How Pakistan’s response exposed Iran’s vulnerabilities

By Ali Bakir

Iran overplayed its hand with Pakistan and was reminded of its proper place.

Conflict Indo-Pacific

New Atlanticist

Jan 25, 2024

The skies are quiet, but the Iran-Pakistan strikes left lasting diplomatic damage

By Muhammad Faisal

While the immediate crisis will subside, an intensified security dilemma will be permanent for Islamabad.

Conflict Economy & Business

Experts