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Neighborhood News Digest- 27 February 2024

Afghanistan Afghanistan launches Polio Vaccination campaign- The Khama Press The Ministry of Public Health, in collaboration with international organizations, has initiated the second sub-national polio vaccination campaign for 2024, aiming to...

Neighborhood News Digest- 26 February 2024

Afghanistan Islamic Emirate Political, Economic Delegation Travels to Turkmenistan-Tolo News The acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi has led a delegation to Turkmenistan following an official invitation of the foreign minister of that country...

Recent Developments and Trends in South East Asia-An Update

In the intertwined world of today it is axiomatic the developments at the international level will have impact on regional responses and outcomes. The year 2023 saw recovery of the SE Asian nations from the impact of Covid-19 and resultant...

Neighborhood News Digest- 20 February 2024

Afghanistan Second Doha Meeting on Afghanistan Ends in Qatar- Tolo News The second Doha meeting on Afghanistan ended with a press briefing of the UN Secretary-General on Monday. In the press conference, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (05-11 February 2024)

Economic Trump says U.S. must impose more tariffs on China, possibly over 60% Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would impose tariffs on China again if he is elected in November and they could exceed 60%. "We have to do it,"...

China and France in the New World Order

This year, 2024, marks six decades of the diplomatic relationship between China and France. Chinese President Xi Jingping announced breaking new grounds to further strengthen their bilateral ties. He stated that this was an opportunity to uphold...

Maldives: Paying for the Wrong Choices

The Maldives has been gathering news headlines for all the wrong reasons. From the “India Out” in the election manifesto of the Progressive Political Party (PPM) to unwarranted diatribes of junior ministers to the ugly brawl in the parliament of a...

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...

Taliban Interim Administration: A Review of its Regional Engagements in 2023

Introduction The year 2023 marks the second anniversary of the Taliban’s return to power in Kabul. After more than two years of the takeover, Afghanistan is still in the middle of a deep humanitarian crisis and a grappling economy amidst political...

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