n Saturday, April 2, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid announced a ban on opium cultivation, opium use, and trade, and warned that crops would be destroyed, and perpetrators would be punished according to Sharia law.
Read: Five Prominent Challenges for the TalibanToday, as the world's attention shifts more on the war in Ukraine and less on Afghanistan’s status under the Taliban, those past tactics are creeping up again.
However, in the coming years, political changes occurred in some Arab countries such as in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, causing a departure from regime change politics to the restoration of pre-Arab spring MENA security order, thus affecting the regional attitude towards the Syrian regime.
Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award, and Padoh Saw Taw Nee, head of the Foreign Affairs Department of the Karen National Union, Myanmar’s oldest resistance organization, publicly urged the United States government to release the $1 billion Myanmar sovereign fund frozen by Blinken’s boss, President Biden, following the coup in Myanmar so that the money could be used to fund Myanmar’s rightful resistance against the “terrorist”-like occupying military.
More to the point, however, the Japanese political elite has banked heavily on the military alliance with the United States, as a bulwark against China and a means towards regaining economic hegemony in the region.
Read: Iran’s Bitter Choice and the Russia-UkraineWarRussia faced criticism from the E3 (France, Germany, and the UK) in a joint statement which accused it of exploiting JCPOA negotiations to secure assurances unrelated to the agreement, which Ned Price, the spokesperson for the U.
However, faced with the rebellion of the non-Russian population of the Lower Volga region and the Southern Urals, which is known in Russian historiography as the “Peasants’ War” or “Pugachev's Rebellion,” led by Yemelyan Pugachev (1773-1775), Catherine II quickly curtailed all research efforts in the area, and made all the results of studies obtained at the time public but only to a narrow circle of academic professors.
Amidst the EU trend to criticize China on human rights issues, and its leniency towards Taiwan and Hong Kong, China’s harsh stance is exemplary of the consequences of what other nations might encounter if the “One China” policy is challenged.