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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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SouthAsiaSource

May 4, 2022

Pakistan must proactively fight corruption

By Ali Hasanain

As deposed prime minister Imran Khan’s toshakhana scandal continues, one can do worse than to think about a young United States’ concerns about public gifts and corruption.

Corruption Pakistan

SouthAsiaSource

Apr 14, 2022

Back to the future in Pakistan?

By Shuja Nawaz

The populist Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, who promised a “Naya (New) Pakistan” Pakistan, has been removed from office by a vote of no confidence in parliament, the first ever in Pakistan’s fraught political history.

Elections Pakistan

In the News

Apr 14, 2022

Riaz in The Daily Star on Imran Khan’s downfall

By Atlantic Council

Pakistan Politics & Diplomacy

Experts react

Apr 12, 2022

Experts react: A new leader emerges from Pakistan’s political turmoil. Now what?

By Atlantic Council experts

We reached out to several Pakistan-based experts for their thoughts on new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and what comes next in the pivotal South Asian nation.

Civil Society Democratic Transitions

In the News

Apr 11, 2022

Ahmad in the Wall Street Journal: Imran Kahn’s conspiracy plan

By Atlantic Council

Pakistan South Asia

In the News

Apr 11, 2022

Younus with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs on Pakistan & the populist world order

By Atlantic Council

Pakistan South Asia

In the News

Apr 11, 2022

Nawaz quoted in Nikkei Asia: ‘Allah, army and America’: How Pakistan’s Khan played anti-U.S. card

By Atlantic Council

Pakistan South Asia

SouthAsiaSource

Apr 5, 2022

The Indian missile launch in Pakistan: A skeptical view

By Riaz Khokhar and Asma Khalid

It is hard to blame the international community alone for the complacency that Pakistan has shown itself amid a budding apocalypse.

India Missile Defense

SouthAsiaSource

Mar 31, 2022

The role of religion in Pakistan’s democracy

By South Asia Center

In this panel, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosts a discussion on how the experience of overseas Pakistanis can inform the country’s ongoing challenge in blending its conservative religious history and democratic character. 

Pakistan Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Mar 28, 2022

Younus on Asia Stream: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Problem

By Atlantic Council

Pakistan