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VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - January 02, 2023

Afghanistan Blast Outside Military Airport in Kabul; Casualties Reported: Tolo News A blast took place on Sunday morning near the gate of the military airport in Kabul, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said. MoI spokesman Abdul Nafay Takoor...

Myanmar Round Up- November 2022

Domestically, the country witnessed increased clashes and violent attacks during the month, and the military, along with USDP, is preparing for next year's elections. The National Day marked the release of more than 5000 prisoners, along with...

A Possibility of Fractured Democracy in Myanmar - 2023

The Myanmar military has started its preparations for conducting the next general election in 2023. A pertinent question for the current political crisis is what will be the future of Myanmar’s political system in 2023 and thereafter? Since the...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 07, 2022

Afghanistan Uzbekistan NSA: It is Important Afghanistan Not Be Isolated: Tolo News Uzbekistan National Security Advisor Victor Mohammadov said that it is “important” to not allow Afghanistan to be Isolated or to leave it on its own. He made the...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 06, 2022

Afghanistan Zardari Expects to Talk With Kabul Over Threats Facing Pakistan: Tolo News Pakistan's foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said they are expecting to work with an “interim authority” in Afghanistan to “address the challenges posed by...

Myanmar Round-Up: October 2022

The month witnessed a rise in conflict between the military and the opposition forces, especially the air strikes as the rainy season was receding. The preparations for elections have started as the Union Election Commission called for bids for the...

Myanmar Round-Up: August 2022

In a dismal turn of events, Myanmar’s military chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing extended the state of emergency by another six months. The violence and conflicts continue in the country, especially in the central and western regions. The month...

Myanmar Round-Up: July 2022

On 25 July, the military carried out executions of four political prisoners, making it the country’s first use of capital punishment in decades. This led to widespread condemnation both domestically and internationally. The fighting continues within...

Myanmar Round Up - March 2022

27 March 2022 marked the 77th Armed Forces Day, and the military celebrated the day with the display of its might, with troops, tanks, missiles and aircraft. This day marks the Burmese army's resistance to Japanese occupation in 1945. However, the...

An Analysis of ASEAN’s Special Envoy Visit to Myanmar

As Cambodia takes over as the Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2022, the visit of Cambodia’s Foreign Minister, Prak Sokhonn as ASEAN’s Special Envoy to Myanmar marks an important development in the current crisis-ridden...

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