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.


Issue Brief

Sep 27, 2022

Afghanistan under the Taliban: Regional recalibrations, challenges, and ways forward

By Hameed Hakimi

Despite the spectacular and unprecedented events following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021, the global spotlight steadily shifted away from the country.

Afghanistan Economy & Business


Sep 26, 2022

To support Afghan women activists, prioritize local knowledge over numbers

By Sophie Mae Berman and Yelena Biberman

Though Afghan women have been included in certain peacebuilding efforts, these experiences were largely tokenist and minimally empowering.

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
Conscripts board a train carriage at a local railway station during their departure for the garrisons, in Omsk

New Atlanticist

Sep 23, 2022

Russian War Report: Russia conducts partial mobilization amid battlefield losses

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

As Ukraine's advances into its eastern territory put Russia under additional pressure, Putin declared a partial mobilization in the country.

Conflict Disinformation

In the News

Sep 15, 2022

Riaz in New Age: What role for intellectuals in autocratic era?

By Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Democratic Transitions

In-Depth Research & Reports

Sep 13, 2022

Alternative battery chemistries and diversifying clean energy supply chains

By Reed Blakemore, Paddy Ryan, William Tobin

In an ecosystem of growth for batteries for grid storage and electric vehicle applications, alternatives to the lithium-ion battery chemistry may play an increasing role in alleviating supply chain woes and enabling deep decarbonization.

Australia China


Sep 12, 2022

The international community must see the Bangladesh of 2022

By Mohammad A. Arafat

Though Bangladesh is not without fault, the international community has good reason to see it as a constructive, democratic partner in South Asia.

Bangladesh Economy & Business

In the News

Sep 11, 2022

Younus in Profit: Millions of homes have been destroyed. Could we rebuild them with solar rooftops?

By Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment


Sep 9, 2022

Experts react: Catastrophic flooding in Pakistan

By South Asia Center experts

More than one-third of Pakistan is underwater amid catastrophic climate change-induced flooding. South Asia Center experts provide their analyses of the situation.

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Sep 9, 2022

Supporting Afghan refugees: A case for cultural sensitivity and humility in resettlement practices

By Halima Ahmadi-Montecalvo, Amanda Terry, Belquis Ahmadi

In recognition of the one-year anniversary of the Taliban retaking control of Afghanistan, the authors of this publication seek to raise awareness of the whole person needs of settled refugees in the United States by highlighting experiences of a number of newly resettled Afghan refugees.

Afghanistan Politics & Diplomacy


Sep 8, 2022

Dismantlement of the Taliban regime is the only way forward for Afghanistan

By Davood Moradian

Ask ten individuals about the Taliban, and you will receive ten different answers—or as one might phrase it, the “Taliban in the eye of the beholder.”

Afghanistan Politics & Diplomacy