Myanmar Round Up: May 2024

May 2024 witnessed a surge in violence across Myanmar. Ethnic armed groups clashed with the military in various states, including Kachin, Shan, Rakhine, and Chin, displacing over 3 million people, a 50% increase in just six months. The military respo....

Neighbourhood News Digest – 06 June 2024

Russia Supports Afghanistan's SCO Membership – Tolo News
Zamir Kabulov, Russia's special envoy for Afghanistan, stated that if the Islamic Emirate is recognized, Moscow will support Afghanistan's membership in th....

Neighborhood News Digest- 16 May 2024

Russia offers aid to Afghanistan after devastating floods – Khaama Press
Maria Zakharova, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, announced that Russia is prepared to help Afghanistan after severe f....

Can ASEAN Achieve Peace in Myanmar? - A Review of the Five Point Consensus

Myanmar military on 01 February 2021 overthrew the democratically elected government and announced a state of emergency in the country. ASEAN as a regional organisation soon responded to the crisis that surfaced in 2021. On May 14, 2024 Neighbourhood Studies , Myanmar , Article , ASEAN , Myanmar , Crisis , FPC

Neighborhood News Digest- 25 April 2024

Mawlawi Kabir Calls for Kabul's Participation in Moscow Format-Tolo News
Mawlawi Abdul Kabir, the deputy prime minister for political affairs, during his meeting with Zamir Kabulov, Russia's special envoy for Afgha....

Neighborhood News Digest - 03 April 2024

Russia Considers Removing 'Taliban' From Terrorist List-Tolo News
TASS news agency reported on Monday that the Russian foreign ministry is considering removing the "Taliban" from the list of terrorist groups. Accor....

Why a Code of Conduct on South China Sea Remains Elusive?

Recent developments in South China Sea have necessitated fast-tracking the finalisation of a legally binding Code of Conduct (COC) for all competing parties in the disputed waters. There are doubts, however, if such a documen....

Neighborhood News Digest- 15 March 2024

Muttaqi and Qomi Discussed Political, Commercial Relations-Tolo News
The acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amir Khan Muttaqi, in a meeting with Hassan Kazemi Qomi, the ambassador and special representative of Ira....

US and China Jostle for Influence in Southeast Asia

China’s conduct of diplomacy backed by its economic strength and military power has emerged as the topic of analysis by experts who try to understand what could be China’s long-term goals. Its relations with the US are un....

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