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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, Apr 10, 2020

India’s adoption of facial recognition technology could have serious ramifications

The application of facial recognition technologies in India would almost certainly aid the country’s stretched law enforcement units and may prove useful in future incidents of public rioting or unrest. Given the state of current technologies, however, observers and government officials in India need to critically examine the reliability of this new platform and its potential to wrongfully infringe on the rights of innocent individuals.

New Atlanticist by Vappala Balachandran

Human Rights India

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

Aman in Iran International: Discussing the South Asia Center’s video conference on Covid-19 in Iran, Afghanistan, and densely populated border regions

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Coronavirus

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

Chhibber in the Financial Express: India needs an economic package for revival

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

The unique challenges posed by COVID-19 in Iran and Afghanistan

The following interview was conducted on April 7th, 2020. On the 7th of April 2020, the South Asia Center and the Future of Iran Initiative hosted a virtual panel on Iran and Afghanistan’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, moderated by Nonresident Senior Fellow Fatemeh Aman. The panel consisted of Dr. Fatima Rezaei, Iran Country […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Coronavirus

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Bangladesh’s COVID-19 stimulus: Leaving the most vulnerable behind

The Bangladeshi government’s $8 billion stimulus package, about 2.5 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), primarily focuses on industries, particularly export-oriented ones. In doing so, the package intended to contain and mitigate the economic fallout of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) left out the most vulnerable sections of the society and the sectors which desperately need support.

New Atlanticist by Ali Riaz

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Tue, Apr 7, 2020

Nooruddin quoted in Newsweek: India’s Modi Set To Supply Hydroxychloroquine To U.S. After Trump Threatens ‘Retaliation’

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus India

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” episode 12: Real Estate in Pakistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Sat, Apr 4, 2020

A new “Asian drama”: Will COVID-19 destroy the progress against poverty eradication and human development in South and East Asia?

With weak health systems and crowded living conditions, the chances of wide-spread pandemic is very high. If COVID-19 is not brought under control quickly, despite all the progress in medicine and healthcare since 1918, the number of deaths may rise rapidly. Governments are responding with lockdowns, more health spending, and fiscal and monetary packages for economic life-support—but with weak social safety nets millions will have fallen back into poverty

New Atlanticist by Ajay Chhibber

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Fri, Apr 3, 2020

Nooruddin and Shahid’s New Atlanticist post on COVID-19 in Bangladesh reviewed by The Dhaka Tribune, “An overview of the scale of Bangladesh’s Covid-19 crisis”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

South Asia’s economic outlook in the era of COVID-19

Experts from the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center analyze the current efforts of these governments and the potential economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on South Asia:

New Atlanticist by South Asia Center

Bangladesh Coronavirus