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Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of President Eisenhower’s Historic Visit to India

On December 11th, 2019, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a multi-panel event that focused on President Eisenhower’s transformative legacy in shaping the US strategy in Asia, advancing US-India relations, and strengthening people-to-people ties and global diplomacy.

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

South Asia Center’s Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz spoke with NPR’s Steve Inskeep to discuss his new book, “The Battle for Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and a Tough Neighbourhood”.

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Afghan Presidential Elections Debrief with Omar Samad

The Atlantic Council’s Nonresident Senior 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.

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Tue, Feb 18, 2020

The next US-Taliban deal is just one step—and the Afghans must have their say—on the path toward peace in Afghanistan

The agreement now developing can be a vital first step toward the political solution we have long known is the only way to end the conflict, consistent with the interests of the Afghan people and their international partners. But there will be many more steps to come before that goal is achieved.

New Atlanticist by James B. Cunningham

Afghanistan Conflict

Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Fernandes in Daily O: Why HLG recommendation on health sector to 15th Finance Commission needs rethinking

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights India

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Linscott in The Hindu: A new approach on investment

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business India

Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Fernandes joins Indus TV to talk about the Reasons for rising incidence of Cancer in low and middle income countries

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights Indo-Pacific

Fri, Feb 7, 2020

Ahmad in The Hill: What does Soleimani’s death mean for Afghanistan?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions

Fri, Feb 7, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” Episode 4: Atif Mian

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Withdrawal deadlines in war: Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan

Withdrawal timetables do not achieve the political benefits that policymakers desire, but they do incur the risks policymakers rightly fear.

Report by Paul D. Miller

Afghanistan Conflict

Wed, Feb 5, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” Episode 3: Pakistan’s Stock Market

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

Aman in Responsible Statecraft: How U.S.-Iran Tensions Are Impacting South Asia

In the News by Atlantic Council

Indo-Pacific Iran

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

Nawaz in The Indian Express: Shuja Nawaz’s new book explores differences between Pakistan army and radical elements

In the News by Atlantic Council

Pakistan Political Reform