• Rakisits on Future of Pakistani F-16 Jet Deal

    International Business Times quotes South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Claude Rakisits on the future of a potential sale of F-16 jets to Pakistan:

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  • ‘Security and Economic Development are Two Sides of the Same Coin’

    Afghanistan’s neighbors must realize that a stable Afghanistan will benefit the entire region, says Afghan President’s top adviser

    A stable Afghanistan is vital for regional prosperity because gas pipelines, power grids, and road and rail networks can be constructed providing economical and much-needed energy and market access to the neighborhood, a top Afghan official said on January 12.

    “Afghanistan’s stability has a tremendous positive impact on the economic vibrancy of Pakistan, and the same is true for Iran and our other neighbors as well,” Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, chief adviser to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on infrastructure, human capital, and technology, said in an interview.

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  • Rakisits on Pakistani F-16 Fighter Jets

    Defense News quotes South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Claude Rakisits on the US Congress’ move to prevent Pakistani efforts to acquire F-16 fighter jets: 

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  • Nawaz on Peace Talks Between Afghanistan and Pakistan

    MENA Financial Network quotes South Asia Center Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz on peace talks between the Afghan Taliban and Pakistan:

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  • Can Ghani Make Peace with the Taliban in Afghanistan?

    Answer lies in Pakistan’s willingness to end support for militants, says Atlantic Council’s James B. Cunningham

    Representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and the United States are meeting in Islamabad this week to draw up a roadmap for peace talks with the Taliban.

    James B. Cunningham, a former US Ambassador to Afghanistan and current Khalilzad Chair on Afghanistan and Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, discussed the prospects of peace in an interview with the New Atlanticist’sAshish Kumar Sen. Here are excerpts from our interview.

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  • Rakisits on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Infrastructure Initiative

    Nikkei Asian Reviewquotes South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Claude Rakisits on how the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor infrastructure initiative could have positive results for Afghanistan, in addition to the project’s primary state stakeholders:

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  • Can India’s Prime Minister Secure His Mandate in 2016?

    Ruling BJP's performance in local elections will be key to confidence in Narendra Modi, says the Atlantic Council’s Bharath Gopalaswamy

    As 2015 draws to a close, our experts take a look back at the year that was and look ahead to 2016.

    This interview is part of a series.

    Bharath Gopalaswamy is the Director of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center.

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  • The Wisdom of a Grand Nuclear Bargain with Pakistan

    The policy options available to address Pakistan’s growing nuclear arsenal are “not particularly good,” according to Dr. Toby Dalton, co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Dalton addressed the question of growing international concern over Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal on December 14 at the South Asia Center’s event, “The Wisdom of a Grand Nuclear Bargain with Pakistan.” Dalton was joined by Dr. Sameer Lalwani, Deputy Director of Stimson’s South Asia Program; Dr. Gaurav Kampani, non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center; and Dr. Bharath Gopalaswamy, Director of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center.

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  • Building Regional Stability: Addressing Pakistan's Conflict-Displaced Persons

    On December 3, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted Mr. John Groarke,US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Pakistan Mission Director, to discuss efforts to bring stability to the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) in Pakistan and the greater region.  Joined by The Hon James Cunningham, Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan and currently a South Asia Center Senior Fellow, the conversation not only shed light on the security, economic, and humanitarian challenges facing conflict-displaced persons, but also the global security challenge stemming from the porous Af-Pak border.

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  • The Emerging Leaders of Pakistan Welcomes the 2015 Fellows

    The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center welcomed fifteen Pakistani civil society leaders, the 2015 Emerging Leaders of Pakistan, to the United States last month.

    From October 17 to November 8, the fellows visited New York City; Washington DC;  Austin, Texas; and the San Francisco Bay Area.

    The ELP Fellowship aims to identify, cultivate, and support the next generation of Pakistan’s leaders. Each year, the Center selects fifteen fellows that embody Pakistan’s geographic, religious, and gender diversity who are working across various sectors.

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