Neighborhood News Digest – 28 August 2023

Women Banned From Visiting Band-e-Amir National Park – Tolo News
Mohammad Khaled Hanafi, the acting Minister of Virtue and Vice, asked all religious clerics and security agencies to forbid women from visiting Ba....

NATO’s Outreach into the Indo-Pacific – Part I

In the great power contestation with the United States and China as the main two protagonists with satellite powers either endorsing stance or outright standing behind either of the two has turned global politics upside down.....

US-Philippines Base Deal aimed to Check China

The Philippines is on a diplomatic overdrive. There seems to be cracks in the ASEAN unity. The 10-member bloc is not in the same page on a host of issues. Cambodia is suspected to have succumbed to the Chinese temptation of e....

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 July 2022


Fresh Challenges for Kishida as Upper House Elections are held on 10 July

With less than a year in office, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida now confronts domestic political challenge when the country’s Upper House goes to the polls on 10 July in which his ruling coalition government expects to get a majority, which....

Japan and Australia ink Defence Pact with Eye on China

Though the QUAD and AUKUS had received wide media attention in India, with each analysis applauding the merit of these initiatives, another significant development that took place in the past week has somewhat received less attention. The import of t....

A Perspective on the Senkaku Islands Dispute

The dispute over the Senkaku/ Diaoyu Islands comprising five uninhabited islands and three rocks totalling seven square kilometres in the East China Sea is often understated as a simple sovereignty dispute or a resource conflict. It may, in fact, be ....

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