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Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor (25-31 March 2024)

Economic Why is Japan changing its ban on exporting lethal weapons, and why is it so controversial? Japan’s Cabinet OK’d a plan to sell future next-generation fighter jets to other countries on March 26, its latest step away from the pacifist...

Neighborhood News Digest- 01 April 2024

Afghanistan Islamic Emirate Confirms Detention of Two US Citizens- Tolo News Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesperson for the Islamic Emirate, told TOLO news that two American citizens and some other foreign nationals are currently detained by the caretaker...

Neighborhood News Digest- 19 March 2024

Afghanistan 8 People Killed, Including Children, in Pakistan’s Airstrikes-Tolo News At least 8 people including women and children were killed in Pakistan's airstrikes on Khost and Paktia provinces in the early hours on Monday. Pakistani media...

Chilling Geostrategic Environment: An era of ‘Authoritarian Conflict Management’

Are we getting close to a global confrontation or are these fears grossly exaggerated? Lately, the French President had spoken of sending ground troops to Ukraine, there are reports of 12 CIA bases in Ukraine, and 50 British troops (SAG) are in...

Neighborhood News Digest- 12 March 2024

Afghanistan Iran, Afghan Border Officials Hold Meeting in Islam Qala- Tolo News The Islamic Emirate reported a bilateral meeting was held between Kabul and Tehran border officials in Islam Qala. The spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, Zabihullah...

Neighborhood News Digest- 05 March 2024

Afghanistan Exhibition of Afghan Products Opens in Ashgabat- Tolo News Acting Minister of Industry and Commerce Nooruddin Azizi said that Afghanistan can become an industrial country. Speaking at an Afghan-Turkmen trade business connection meeting,...

Neighborhood News Digest- 23 February 2024

Afghanistan Stanikzai: Foreign-Based Women Do Not Represent Afghan Women-Tolo News The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Emirate said that female participants of international meetings on Afghanistan cannot represent Afghan women. This is the...

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- 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...

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...

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