Flagship report

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Evolving news media landscapes in India and Pakistan: Implications for regional peace and stability

India and Pakistan recognize the utility of the press in contemporary conflicts, and seek to deploy it as an offensive weapon in a larger information war. Both countries have utilized digital, print, and broadcast media to shape international perceptions and public opinion domestically.

Report by Fatima Salman

India Media

The South Asia Center serves as the Atlantic Council’s focal point for work on greater South Asia as well as its relations between these countries, the neighboring regions, Europe, and the United States.



Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Nawaz joins ThinkFest Pakistan to discuss Dr. Maria Rashid’s book, “Dying to Serve: Militarism, Affect, and the Politics of Sacrifice in the Pakistan Army”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Pakistan

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Event recap: A Critical Relationship: Repairing US-Pakistan Relations After Two Decades of Conflict

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, the South Asia Center was in conversation with author and Pakistan Supreme Court Barrister Dawood Ghazanavi discussing relations between the United States and Pakistan in the wake of intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha this week. The conversation was moderated by the Director of the South Asia Center Dr. Irfan Nooruddin.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Pakistan Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Younus in Dawn: Absent innovation

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Pakistan

Wed, Sep 9, 2020

Event recap: “The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on South Asian Economies” with the US Embassy in Delhi

On September 3, 2020, the US Embassy in Delhi hosted a webinar about the effects of COVID-19 on the regional economies of South Asia, featuring Dr Irfan Nooruddin, director of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Tue, Sep 8, 2020

Nawaz joins ThinkFest Pakistan to discuss his book, “The Battle for Pakistan”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Pakistan Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Sep 8, 2020

The US should pursue a trade policy reset in South Asia

The United States needs a reset on its trade policy in South Asia that focuses on the twin goals of supporting its potential partners in the region and providing tangible economic benefits back home.

New Atlanticist by Amber Jamil

India International Markets

Sat, Aug 22, 2020

Samad as a panelist with the Jinnah Institute: Negotiating the End Game in Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Crisis Management

Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Nawaz joins StratNewsGlobal to discuss the implications of the Pakistan-Saudi Arabia divide

In the News by Atlantic Council

Pakistan Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Aug 18, 2020

Pakistan races to avoid financial watchdog blacklist

The Pakistani Senate is racing to approve multiple bills to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing—and fulfill a twenty-seven-point plan from global watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF). With thirteen remaining conditions and an eye on the mid-October deadline, Pakistan is hoping to avoid a demotion from the FATF’s grey list to the blacklist, joining countries such as Iran and North Korea.

New Atlanticist by Safiya Ghori-Ahmad

Financial Regulation International Financial Institutions

Sat, Aug 15, 2020

Nawaz quoted in Voice of America: 6 years after Pakistani military operation, some in North Waziristan still await damage surveys

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights Pakistan