The author of The Battle for Pakistan: The Bitter US friendship and a Tough Neighborhood (2020), Shuja Nawaz is a Distinguished Fellow with the South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council, where he served as the founding director of the Center (2009-14). Previously, Mr. Nawaz was with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 1975 to 2005, during which he headed three separate divisions. Nawaz was also a director at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna (1991-2001). He has also worked for the New York Times and the World Health Organization, and is the author of Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within (2017).
In episode 3 of the Russia in Context series, host Jeff Hawn sits down with Nick Trickett and Yakov Feygin, associate director of the Berggruen Institute. In addition to the modern state of the Russian economy, the trio discusses the evolution of the post-Soviet Russian economy, cyclic trends in its development, and how Russia has reacted to sanctions regimes.
Investment in the green hydrogen sector of Algeria and Morocco can provide long-term economic and political benefits for Europe and the U.S.
Improved energy grids for Washington’s partners in Southeast Asia would guard against climate change challenges, energy market volatility, and any effects of an escalation of U.S.-China competition while supporting U.S. security operations in the region.