Achievements and Potential of Economic Cooperation Between India and Russia

India today is the fastest-growing economy in the world, with a strong outlook of 7-8 per cent growth rates for the coming decade. Russia, despite having become the most sanctioned economy in the world, has shown uncommon resilience and returned to p....

Neighborhood News Digest – 11 December 2023

Islamic Emirate to Iran FM: Govt is Inclusive- Tolo News
The Islamic Emirate reacted to the recent remarks of Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian regarding the formation of an inclusive government in A....

Neighborhood News Digest – 01 December 2023


Delegation of Religious Scholars of Islamic Countries Arrives in Kabul- Tolo News
A delegation of religious scholars from Islamic countries led by Dr. Ali al-Qaradaghi arrived in Kabul on Thursday to meet with the....

Japan’s Engagement with ASEAN: Economic Dimension - Part I

There are certain issues evolving in the Indo-Pacific region that are driving Japan to be drawn closer to the countries of the ASEAN grouping. The most striking example of the driver that pulls both Japan and the ASEAN closer....

Neighborhood News Digest – 01 September 2023

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....

SCO is a platform for India to remain relevant in Eurasia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted the 23rd summit of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on 4th July 2023 in a virtual format. This concluded India’s first-ever presidency of the SCO. The baton was passed ....

Central Asia: A Look Back at 2022 and Projections for 2023


The year 2022 has been challenging for the Central Asian region. In addition to the widespread anti-government protests resulting from the tumultuous internal socio-economic and political environment, the external impact of the....

The significance of the First Meeting of India-Central Asia NSAs

On December 6, 2022, the National Security Advisors/Secretaries (NSAs) of India and Central Asian countries met for the first time in Delhi. The meeting was hosted by India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and attended ....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 14, 2022

Uzbekistan President Suggests Forming Intl Group to Coordinate with Kabul: Tolo News
Speaking at the 6th CICA Summit Astana 2022, the president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, suggested the establishment of an i....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - October 13, 2022

Imposing Sanctions Does Not Benefit Kabul, Washington: Islamic Emirate: Tolo News
The Islamic Emirate reacted to the new sanctions imposed by the US on the members of the Islamic Emirate, saying that such sanctions....

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