Central & South Asia

Central Asia is composed of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan, while the South Asian region, dominated by Pakistan and India, includes Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and the Maldives.

South Asia is the most populous region in the world and hosts rapidly growing economies. Central Asia is a diverse and complex region with a repository of natural resources including gas, oil, and hydropower.

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Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Emerging from the Soviet Shadow
Will Anti-Trade Policies Hinder India's Economic Growth?

Branka Andjelkovic

Lead Expert, National Human Development Report, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Serbia

Katharine Weber

Executive Director, Academy in the Public Square, University of Southern California

Eric Eide

Director, Ecosystem Development, Alliance for Southern California Innovation

Thea Park Uppal

West Coast Policy Director, U.S.-India Business Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Manpreet Singh Anand

National Democratic Institute

Mira Kamdar

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