CPEC
Neighborhood News Digest- 17 January 2024

Afghanistan
Wakhan Corridor officially connects Afghanistan to China: Taliban- The Khama Press
A report from Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province confirms that Afghanistan is now officially linked to China via the Badakhshan pr....

Pakistan Insights 2023

Pakistan Insights 2023 is the fourth in the ‘Pakistan Insights’ series brought out by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) to deepen understanding of Pakistan. Ideas for the various chapters are based on monthly discussions held in the ....

Assessing Ten Years of Belt and Road Initiative

With China's economy growing at a significantly slower pace than it was a decade ago, Beijing's willingness and ability to continue pouring money into the BRI has been a matter of speculation. But Xi seems to have doubled down on his signature progra....

Neighborhood News Digest – 17 October 2023

Afghanistan

Okada-Hanafi Meeting Focused on Expanding of Relations: Arg – Tolo News
The outgoing ambassador of Japan in Kabul, Takashi Okada, in his farewell meeting with the deputy Prime Minister for Administrative Affairs....

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (02-08 October 2023)

Economic

WTO Forecasts Global Trade Slowdown Amid Economic Headwinds
One day after the Geneva-based UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) warned central banks are at risk of triggering a full-blown global recession i....

Neighborhood News Digest – 01 September 2023

Afghanistan
Contract Signed for 7 Mines Worth More Than $6.5 Billion: Ministry – Tolo News
The acting Minister of Petroleum and Mines Shahabuddin Delawar speaking to the press at a contract-signing ceremony for the extracti....

Neighborhood News Digest – 31 July 2023

Afghanistan

29.2 million people projected to need humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan: UNICEF – The Print
In a recent report on Afghanistan, UNICEF said that over 15 million people are expected to experience food insecuri....

Italy Slated to Withdraw from Chinese BRI Deal

Italy is highly unlikely to renew its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) deal with China, which expires in March 2024.[1] The idea of Italy’s possible withdrawal from the initiativ....

Neighborhood News Digest – 20 March 2023

Afghanistan
Afghanistan: OIC to send Islamic scholars to Kabul, will discuss women’s rights with Taliban – Firstpost
With women’s rights in Afghanistan suffering a major setback under the Taliban, the Organization of Islami....

Neighborhood News Digest – 28 February 2023

Afghanistan
Why India is cautiously engaging with the Taliban regime in Afghanistan -Scroll
In February, the Indian budget for 2023 allocated Rs 200 crore in aid to Afghanistan. It was an indication of how far India’s engagement....

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