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Orient Weekly Watch: CSIORS Edition - Friday, October 13th, 2023

2023-10-13 11:00

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Orient Weekly Watch: CSIORS Edition - Friday, October 13th, 2023

Let us navigate the Middle East's nuances with this week's highlights: Economic corridor dynamics, Africa needs educators, Identity Crisis among Kurds and Arabs


Let us guide you through the Middle East with curated links: insightful analyses and forecasts from top sources on regional complexities.



Arab Center Washington DC: The Geopolitical Dynamics of the Economic Corridor Connecting India, the Middle East, and Europe

In 2023, the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) was introduced at the G20 summit, enhancing connectivity and economic integration between Asia and Europe. The Biden administration supports IMEC as an alternative to China's Belt and Road Initiative.


Downtoearth.org: The need of Sub-Saharan Africa for 15 million new educators despite global progress in closing the teacher shortage gap

Sub-Saharan Africa needs 15 million more teachers to meet its 2030 education goals, despite global progress in reducing the overall teacher shortage from 69 million to 44 million.


Issam Khoury: Identity and Influence Crisis Among Kurds and Arabs

In July 2023, the "Parallel Zones Project" began, sparking concerns among Arab factions. Tensions rose between Deir ez-Zor Military Council and Syrian Democratic Forces, and an Arab insurrection led by the Al-Uqaydat tribe challenged the latter, with their stronghold falling by September 8, 2023.

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