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.


Ayushman Kaul

Research Assistant for South Asia, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Carrie Lee

Senior Advisor, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center For Strategy and Security

Earl Anthony Wayne

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program


Thu, Sep 5, 2019

Purveying arms through carrot and stick

US arms sales to India have risen more than fivefold over the last five years and now account for 12 per cent of India’s defense imports, according to a recent study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

New Atlanticist by Sarosh Bana

Defense Industry India

Tue, Sep 3, 2019

US-Taliban negotiations: How to avoid rushing to failure

A major troop withdrawal must be contingent on a final peace. The initial US drawdown should not go so far or so fast that the Taliban believe that they can achieve military victory. In that case, they will not make compromises for peace with other Afghan political forces.

New Atlanticist by James Dobbins, Robert P. Finn, Ronald E. Neumann, William Wood, John Negroponte, E. Anthony Wayne, Ryan Crocker, James Cunningham, Hugo Llorens

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions

Fri, Aug 30, 2019

Iran issues rare criticism of India over Kashmir

In the past, Tehran has been careful to avoid antagonizing the government in New Delhi and has sought instead to bolster Iran-India ties and to balance Iran’s relations with India and Pakistan.

IranSource by Fatemeh Aman

India Iran

Wed, Aug 28, 2019

Recycling is going to waste!

For decades, people in most developed countries have been carefully separating their trash into waste and recycling. They have been making sure to do their part for the environment by recycling, but do they fully understand what happens to the items they place in their blue recycling bins? Countries have been shipping the contents of […]

EnergySource by Nidhi Upadhyaya

China Energy & Environment

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Is there art in the Afghan deal?

The Taliban's version of peace would likely not be acceptable to the majority of Afghans or the international community.

New Atlanticist by David Wemer

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Repeal of Article 370: Implications for India, Pakistan, and the United States

The articles have institutionalized a unique constitutional relationship between Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and the Central Government since 1954.

Issue Brief by Kyra Kocis, Nidhi Upadhyaya, and Irfan Nooruddin

Conflict India

Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Samad joins BBC World to discuss the Future of US-Taliban peace talks

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Samad and Nawaz join CGTN’s The Heat to discuss Afghanistan’s peace process

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Tue, Aug 20, 2019

Samad Joins Al Jazeera to Discuss Latest Violence in Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Wed, Aug 7, 2019

Bryza joins Indus News to discuss article 370 revocation

In the News by Atlantic Council

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