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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

May 23, 2022

Dr Chhibber on economic planning in India

Economy & Business India

In the News

May 23, 2022

Dr Riaz in the Daily Star: Hints at all-EVM polls: BNP’s distrust of the govt to deepen

By Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy South Asia

SouthAsiaSource

May 23, 2022

South Asia’s climate crisis: Policymakers need to feel the heat

By Erum Haider

Few things unite South Asia more urgently right now than the climate crisis. We can only hope that policymakers are listening. 

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

SouthAsiaSource

May 20, 2022

#SriLankaDebrief – An economic and political crisis

By South Asia Center

Sri Lanka is currently facing an ongoing economic and foreign exchange crisis, as well as a political crisis driven by lack of adequate government management. To understand these developments, the South Asia Center hosted Amb. Robert Blake, former US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives between 2006 and 2009, for a #SriLankaDebrief with non-resident senior fellow Dr Rudabeh Shahid.

Economy & Business Indo-Pacific

In the News

May 19, 2022

Hakimi with Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: Hostilities Grow Between Taliban And Tajikistan Amid Border Closure, Truck Seizures

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

May 18, 2022

Nawaz with USIP: Enhancing Strategic Stability in Southern Asia

By Atlantic Council

Indo-Pacific Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

May 18, 2022

Dr Shahid on the Sri Lanka crisis

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Indo-Pacific

In the News

May 18, 2022

Amb Samad in Policy Magazine: Chaos Fatigue and the End of the Taliban Honeymoon

By Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Politics & Diplomacy

Issue Brief

May 18, 2022

Afghanistan: Where US-Iranian interests may yet intersect

By Borzou Daragahi

Borzou Daragahi's latest report delves into the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and how the swift collapse of the US-backed government in Kabul last summer shocked the United States and its influential neighbor, Iran. 

Afghanistan Iran

Econographics

May 16, 2022

Trade facilitation and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

By Niels Graham

At the end of May, US President Joe Biden is expected to formally launch the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF). The framework is the United States’ first attempt to create a large-scale, multilateral, Asia-focused economic strategy since 2017. For the framework to achieve broad participation, trade facilitation ought be a key component.

Economy & Business Indo-Pacific

Events