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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.

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Fri, Jul 23, 2021

It’s Time for a Difficult Conversation with Delhi

The U.S.-India relationship presently presents the U.S. foreign policy establishment with a paradox. The degradation of India’s democracy challenges the logic underlying the relationship.

SouthAsiaSource by Yelena Biberman

Economy & Business India

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Katz quoted in Inside Arabia on the Russian reaction to Turkish military presence in Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Can we distribute the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic more equitably?

This piece follows three business owners in India whose livelihoods have been crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic. All of them are participants of the REVIVE initiative by Samhita.

SouthAsiaSource by Iti Bhargava and Ojas

Coronavirus Inclusive Growth

Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Kohistany interviewed by NPR on her experience as an Afghan in the US military

Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Lyla Kohistany speaks to NPR on her experience as an Afghan in the US military.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Mon, Jul 19, 2021

Event recap: “Report Launch: Reimagining the US-India trade relationship”

On July 7, 2021, the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center hosted Ambassador Robert Holleyman, partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, and Ambassador Jeffrey Gerrish, partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and Affiliates to launch the newly released report, Reimagining the US-India trade relationship, curated by Atlantic Council's South Asia Center's non-resident senior fellows Ridhika Batra, Mark Linscott, Harsha Vardhana Singh, and non-resident fellow Anand Raghuraman.

Event Recap by Ayra Khan

Economy & Business India

Mon, Jul 19, 2021

Batra on Outlook: Think tank recommends India set up new trade negotiating body

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business India

Wed, Jul 14, 2021

Event recap: “REVIVING India’s informal workforce and entrepreneurs”

Overall, the pandemic transformed how we look at the needs of micro-entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs, and those within the informal sector. It amplified the need to address the inequality within communities while also pushing various sectors, including commercial and non-profit, to push the boundaries on what recovery means. COVID-19 gave businesses opportunities to stand up for the most vulnerable. In doing so, the REVIVE alliance has helped set the stage for a new, resilient normal.

Event Recap by Ayra Khan

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Mon, Jul 12, 2021

Preble in Politifact: U.S. continues its military drawdown in Afghanistan

On July 12, Christopher Preble was quoted in a Politifact article examining President Biden’s promises to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan. “The American people’s continued support for withdrawal, including a number of veterans groups, appears to have had much more of an impact than the worsening security situation inside of Afghanistan. Most Americans recognized some […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Defense Policy

Mon, Jul 12, 2021

Event recap: The importance of inclusivity in the Afghan peace process

An event recap for the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and Afghanistan’s Mechanism for Inclusive Peace (AMIP)'s discussion on the importance of inclusivity in the Afghan peace process.

Event Recap by Fahim Ahmad

Afghanistan Civil Society

Thu, Jul 8, 2021

Nawaz quoted in Daily Times: It is time to reframe Pak-US relations

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Corruption Economy & Business