economy
Bangladesh in 2022: Year-End Review and Way Forward

The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus was threatening the world at the beginning of 2022, and the impact was more severe in developing countries like Bangladesh. The pandemic impacted overall growth and dented the economy to a great extent. Most ....

Africa Now - Weekly Newsletter (Week 5, 2023)

Welcome to Africa Now, your weekly newsletter for Africa, presenting the most important developments in the continent - news that matters.

COMMENTARY

Delhi’s Cairo outreach
The visit of Egypt’s president, Abde....

Neighborhood News Digest – 30 January 2023

Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, China’s double-dealing is coming back to bite it – Deccan Herald
The violent attacks at Dasu hydro-electricity dam, Karachi Confucius Centre, Gwadar port and other areas signal the rise in militancy....

Neighborhood News Digest – 27 January 2023

Afghanistan
Russia Turns To Taliban For Weapons; Reports Claim After Iran & N.Korea, Moscow Eyes US Arms In Afghanistan – The EurAsian Times
With no western support for the upkeep of this weaponry, it may be easier for the Talib....

Neighborhood News Digest – 25 January 2023

Afghanistan
Taliban Discuss Restoration of Historical Sites with UNESCO – The Khaama Press
Mawlavi Atiqullah Azizi, Deputy Minister of Culture and Information of Afghanistan met with Brendan Cassar, UNESCO Culture Program Office....

Neighborhood News Digest – 24 January 2023

Afghanistan
Reviewing engagement with Taliban on human rights violation in Afghanistan: US – The Print
The US is reviewing its approach and engagement with the Taliban regime in context of the slew of human rights violations tak....

Neighborhood News Digest – 18 January 2023

Afghanistan
Afghan Taliban For First Time Reports Threat From Pakistan: Report – NDTV
For the first time, the Taliban reported threats from Pakistan, which they considered as the safe haven from 2000-2021, independent journalist....

VIF Delegation’s Visit to Colombo and Interaction with Pathfinder Foundation

A VIF delegation led Dr. Arvind Gupta, comprising of Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney and Dr Sreeradha Datta visited Colombo during 10-14 January. VIF’s think tank partner, the Pathfinder Foundation hosted the delegation and organized many of the interactions a....

Neighborhood News Digest – 17 January 2023

Afghanistan
UN Employ Technology to Stop Afghanistan’s Illicit Opium Cultivation – Khaama Press
On Monday, a British University, Cranfield, released a statement indicating a research partnership with United Nations. The report....

Neighborhood News Digest – 12 January 2023

Afghanistan
Blast Happened Near Foreign Ministry in Kabul: Tolo News
A blast took place in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in downtown Kabul on Wednesday afternoon. At least five civilians were killed and several others w....

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