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Neighborhood News Digest- 22 February 2024

Afghanistan Construction Work on Second Phase of Qosh Tepa Canal Begins- Tolo News The Islamic Emirate said that construction work on the second phase of the Qosh Tepa Canal which stretches from Dawlat Abad district of Balkh province to Andkhoi...

US Insights (1-31 January, 2024)

India-US Relations 13th Ministerial-level meeting of the India-United States Trade Policy Forum (TPF) in Washington, DC Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal visited Washington D.C. between 10-11 January 2023 to participate in...

Neighborhood News Digest- 06 February 2024

Afghanistan Posting of UN Special Envoy for Afghanistan against UN Law: Mujahid- Tolo News The Islamic Emirate spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that the appointment of the UN special envoy for Afghanistan—a vacancy approved in the 2721 resolution by...

Neighbourhood News Digest - 01 February 2024

Afghanistan China quietly expanding influence in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan – The Hindu While most of the world treats Afghanistan's Taliban government as a pariah, China is growing diplomatic and economic links — and Kabul is happy for the attention...

Uncertain Winds: Trends in West Asia in 2024

Israel-Hamas Conflict On 7 October, Hamas’ military wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades backed by Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s (PIJ) Al-Quds Brigades executed a multi-domain ‘shock and awe campaign’, ‘Operation Al Aqsa Flood’ in southern Israel...

Neighbourhood News Digest- 31 January 2024

Afghanistan Afghanistan’s neighbours reluctant to prioritize Afghan women’s rights, says ICG-The Khama Press In a recent report, the International Crisis Group reports that regional authorities are not inclined to emphasize the rights of Afghan...

Three Years of Military Rule in Myanmar: Looking Back at 2023 and Navigating the Uncertainties of 2024

Myanmar's current state is marked by intense complexity and instability, with continued conflicts, widespread displacement, economic difficulties, and humanitarian issues. Since Operation 1027, the military government has been confronted with...

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 province. Moizuddin Ahmadi...

Why Djibouti and the Gulf of Aden matter for India and the Indo-Pacific

With the latest drone attacks launched by the Houthi rebels on the cargo ships transiting through the Gulf of Aden and southern Red Sea, the region in and around Djibouti has shot to global prominence once again. In response to these attacks, global...

Neighborhood News Digest- 09 January 2024

Afghanistan Islamic Emirate’s PM Meets Pakistan’s Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman- Tolo News The Islamic Emirate’s Prime Minister, Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, received the Pakistani delegation led by Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, the leader of Pakistan's Jamiat...

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