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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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In the News

Jan 25, 2022

Dr Riaz joins Georgetown Center for Security Studies for a conversation on Bangladesh and its neighbors fifty years after the 1971 war

By Atlantic Council

Bangladesh South Asia

SouthAsiaSource

Jan 21, 2022

India’s Data Protection Bill–the long wait continues

By Adnan Ahmad Ansari

India, arguably the largest global market for Big Tech (and other tech companies), is moving closer to  finalizing a data protection regime after a consultation process that has spanned over four years. In December 2021, a Joint Committee of Parliamentarians (JPC) in India submitted to the Parliament a report and a revised Bill that was referred to it two years ago.

India Indo-Pacific

In the News

Jan 20, 2022

Younus in Profit by Pakistan Today: Riding disruption

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Indo-Pacific

SouthAsiaSource

Jan 20, 2022

Pakistan’s new National Security Policy: A step in the right direction

By Rabia Akhtar

It is heartening that the NSP has created a discourse in Pakistan where common citizens are questioning the government about their rightful place in the national security policy. Implementation of the NSP will take a whole-of-government approach, and sectoral reforms will be critical if the policy objectives set in the NSP are to be achieved. 

National Security Pakistan

New Atlanticist

Jan 20, 2022

Pakistan’s ‘Praetorian’ state is a troubling model for a Taliban-led Afghanistan

By Ben Acheson

If the Taliban emulates Pakistan’s Praetorian model, it will further erode all work done to grow a healthy Afghan civil society and develop civilian institutions.

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions

In the News

Jan 18, 2022

Younus writes for Profit by Pakistan Today, “Do not ban crypto”

By Atlantic Council

Digital Currencies Economy & Business

SouthAsiaSource

Jan 15, 2022

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan: An emerging right-wing threat to Pakistan’s democracy

By Roohan Ahmed

Videos circulating on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms showed a violent mob dragging a half-dead man on the streets of Sialkot, Pakistan on December 1, 2021. As the TLP’s influence grows and its ideology spreads, the de-radicalization of Pakistani society looks like an even more distant dream.

Extremism Pakistan

In the News

Jan 13, 2022

Safiya Ghori-Ahmad with BPIA and McLarty Associates for a conversation on digital money

By Atlantic Council

Digital Currencies Economy & Business

SouthAsiaSource

Jan 12, 2022

The Afghan Taliban aren’t likely to give up the TTP. Here’s why.

By Fahd Humayun

This week, a commander of the anti-Pakistan terrorist outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was killed by sniper fire in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar. While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, Afghanistan’s new ruling dispensation under the Afghan Taliban is unlikely to have had a hand in the hit, despite Islamabad’s insistence that the new regime take action against the outlawed terrorist group.

Afghanistan Indo-Pacific

New Atlanticist

Jan 11, 2022

Here’s how to get US-India trade on the right track

By Mark Linscott

Both countries need to be vocal about their goals—but also realistic in their expectations.

India Macroeconomics

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