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West Asia Roundup: March 2024

Israel -Hamas war continued apace even as frantic efforts were made by Qatar, Egypt and USA to arrive at some truce and cease the hostilities especially during the month of Ramadan. As usual greater violence was witnessed and mor....

Neighborhood News Digest- 08 February 2024

NGOs Warn of Adverse Effects of Lack of Rainfall in Afghanistan-Tolo News
Save the Children and four other NGOs in a joint statement warned about the lack of rainfall and worsening weather conditions in Afghanistan....

Neighborhood News Digest- 07 February 2024

Muttaqi Meets With Sinirlioğlu, Calls UN Special Envoy Post 'Unnecessary'-Tolo News
In his meeting with the Special Coordinator of the United Nations for Afghanistan, Feridun Sinirlioğlu, acting Foreign Minister ....

Neighborhood News Digest- 04 January 2024

Islamic Emirate Estimates Daesh Numbers in Afghanistan around 80- Tolo News
The Islamic Emirate’s spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said that the Daesh has been suppressed in Afghanistan and that between 70 to 80 Dae....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: August 2023

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held a number of discussions during the month. Geopolitical tensions and technological competition are affecting US-China economic engagement. Factors influencing economic dynamics include sanctions, export ....

Eurasia News Digest, September 16-30, 2023

Russia & Central Asia

Uzbekistan Proposes To Create Free Trade Zone between Central Asian Countries
Uzbekistan called on the Central Asian countries to create a full-fledged free trade zone in order to increase trade turnover ....

Destined for war: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? By Graham Allison. New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. 2017. 384pp. ISBN 978-0-544-93527-3

“Let China sleep; when she wakes, she will shake the world.” said Napoleon more than two hundred years ago and quoted by the author in the very first chapter of the book which talked about the rise of China. The author contends that the growth of....

Pelosi’s visit: Who Won? An after Review

United States’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan can be regarded as one of the most surprising events in the international politics. The last visit by a United States speaker to Taiwan was 25 years ago. The major reason given by her fo....

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