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Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Ashford in Inkstick: It’s time to leave Afghanistan

On February 26, Emma Ashford published an opinion piece on the future of U.S. presence in Afghanistan in Inkstick. “It’s not often that President Donald Trump made life better for his successor. But Afghanistan may be the rare exception. After a twenty-year war, the Trump administration’s deal with the Taliban offers the opportunity for removal […]

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Afghanistan National Security

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Afghans’ views on the Doha peace process and the Biden administration’s review of the US-Taliban peace agreement

Over the last two years, many experts in Afghanistan and the international community have increasingly viewed the 2020 US-Taliban peace deal to be largely skewed to advantage the Taliban. The Biden administration’s step to review the agreement has thus been welcomed by many. In this blog, five Afghans who have lived under the increased threats and violence of the past year share their perspectives.

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Afghanistan Human Rights

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Varshney joins NDTV’s Reality Check to discuss Disha, Dissent, and Democracy

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Elections Human Rights

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Samad joins CGTN to discuss what’s next in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan Conflict

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Varshney joins the Watson Institute’s Trending Globally to discuss India and the US in a Time of Democratic Erosion

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China Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Varshney in The Indian Express: India’s democratic exceptionalism is now withering away. The impact is also external

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Human Rights India

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Shahid joins PBS NewsHour to discuss the ongoing situation in Myanmar

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Bangladesh Democratic Transitions

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Shahid joins PBS NewsHour to discuss ongoing protests in Myanmar

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Conflict Corruption

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford weigh the benefits of continuing Trump’s approach to Afghanistan and China

On February 19, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they debate America’s goals for Afghanistan and the merits of a US troop withdrawal, along with the Biden team’s approach to China policy.

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Afghanistan China

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Recovering from COVID-19: Can India’s 2021 Union Budget rise to the challenge?

The Indian government recently announced a new budget aimed at providing a major boost to healthcare and infrastructure development. Here's how Atlantic Council experts are assessing the budget.

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Economy & Business India

Events

Fri, Mar 5, 2021

A conversation with Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai on education for all girls

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – Going beyond the traditional brick-and-mortar approach, Ms. Yousafzai believes in expanding female participation in the formal labor force by creating opportunities and helping local partners break down societal barriers to the entry of women into the formal work force.

9:00am Education Pakistan South Asia Women