Programs

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.

Experts

Javid Ahmad

Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center

South Asia Center

Samantha Sultoon

Visiting Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program and Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Economic Sanctions Initiative Global Business & Economics Program

Julie Chon

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Trevor Cloen

Assistant Director, South Asia Center

South Asia Center

James B. Cunningham

Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center

South Asia Center

Content

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Kashmir is driving Pakistan’s mediation efforts between Tehran and Riyadh

From Imran Khan’s perspective, the issue of Kashmir has not attracted enough international attention. Mediating de-escalation in the Persian Gulf could strengthen his ability to bring more attention to that crisis too.

IranSource by Fatemeh Aman

India Iran

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Afghanistan’s election a “genuine victory,” Afghan ambassador says

In Afghanistan's fourth election since the US invasion in 2001, and after eighteen years of war, nearly three million Afghan citizens took to the polls on election day despite continued attacks from the Taliban.

New Atlanticist by Jasper Gilardi

Afghanistan Elections

Sun, Oct 13, 2019

Nawaz in The Indian Express on his new book, The Battle for Pakistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Corruption

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Nawaz in India Today on his new book, The Battle for Pakistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Corruption

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Ahmad in The Washington Post: The Taliban still hasn’t broken with al-Qaeda

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan South Asia

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Samad joins CGTN America to discuss the results of the recent Afghan Presidential Election

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Elections

Fri, Oct 4, 2019

Linscott quoted in ThePrint on failed US-India trade negotiations

In the News by Atlantic Council

India South Asia

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

Afghan Presidential Elections Debrief with Omar Samad

The Atlantic Council’s Nonresident Fellow Omar Samad shares his insights and analysis following the country’s fourth presidential election since 2001. Samad highlights the geopolitical and security implications of these elections and outlines the incoming mandate for the two frontrunners following the breakdown of peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban.

Insights & Impact by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions
Modi Trump Trade

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

In search of the elusive US-India trade deal

There was no more auspicious a moment for creating an historic precedent on trade between the two countries—as limited as it was likely to be. We can only hope that the momentum for a deal has not entirely slipped away

New Atlanticist by Mark Linscott

India Trade

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

Yelena Biberman in Texas National Security Review: Policy Roundtable – The Future of South Asia

In the News by Atlantic Council

Security & Defense South Asia

Events

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

“The Battle for Pakistan” with Shuja Nawaz and Steve Inskeep

NPR's Steve Inskeep kicks off a conversation with the South Asia Center's Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz to discuss his new book, "The Battle for Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and a Tough Neighbourhood".

5:30pm Washington District of Columbia