South Asia is one of the most densely populated regions of the world and the convergence point for a multitude of security issues ranging from the proliferation of nuclear weapons in India and Pakistan to the conflict economy in Afghanistan. These issues, in conjunction with bonded labor practices that hurt the lives of millions, make South Asia a strategic regional focal point.

In each of these issue areas, C4ADS uses regional and global data, paired with the expertise of partners and context-specific methodologies, to investigate and respond to destabilizing and transnational illicit systems. In doing so, we enable South Asian and global partners to expose and disrupt the forces that threaten regional and global communities.