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Neighborhood News Digest – 06 February 2023

Afghanistan
Days After Peshawar Blast, Pak Teams to Ask Afghan Taliban to 'Rein in' TTP – The Wire
Days after the January 30 suicide bomb attack at Peshawar which killed 100 people, Dawn has reported that Pakistan will ask the ....

Neighborhood News Digest – 19 January 2023

Afghanistan
30 pc decline in imports from Afghanistan via Attari ICP – The Tribune
The decline of 30 per cent in the imports from Afghanistan through the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari can be attributed to clashes between....

Book Discussion on “The Arab Spring That Was and Wasn’t”

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized a book discussion on 18 November on book titled, “The Arab Spring That Was and Wasn’t” authored by Amb. K P Fabian and published by Macmillan Education in June 2022. The discussion was attended....

West Asian states' reactions to recent events in India

Amb. Anil Trigunayat, Distinguished Fellow at VIF assesses, "West Asian states' reactions to recent events in India". The speaker identifies the impact areas in India-West Asia engagement and evaluates the response of the Indian government. ....

Evolving security dynamic in West Asia and India’s challenges

As the controversy over the disrespect to Islam and the Holy Prophet by some errant individuals of the Indian ruling party raged across West Asia , I was happy to see the book edited by veteran diplomat and West Asia expert Ambassador Anil Trigunaya....

The Last Two Gulf Summits- Looking at New Horizons

Addressing the Shura Council King Salman of Saudi Arabia last week reiterated his concern about the Iranian government’s policy which is destabilizing regional security and stability, including building, and backing sectarian armed militias and pro....

Choices: Why the Future of Afghan Sports Must Concern the World

News coming in from Afghanistan has been mostly unpleasant, rather concerning, for most of the country’s recent past – and most specifically since February this year. Amidst casting its shadow on all aspects of Afghan life – social, political, ....

Qatar Registers its Soft Power Presence in Afghanistan

The Qatari’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani’s visit to Afghanistan in September1 marked the first high level visit since the Taliban takeover on August 15. He held meeting with the ....

West Asia Roundup -August 2021

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Fast moving events in Afghanistan captured the regional and global attention as US forces withdrew in an unprecedented manner shortening their own timelines ceding space to Taliban as the Afghan national forces crumbled. Ta....

The Divergences in the Gulf Have Their Own Dynamic

West Asia has an unusual knack of keeping the watchers and analysts on feet most of the times. On the one hand ongoing conflicts and hotspots in Yemen, Libya, Syria and Iraq keep one frustrated. And on the other simmering cinders of the Arab Spring k....

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