The Week in Review: August 13-19, 2022
Airstrikes in northern Syria, Biden’s decision on Afghan Central Bank funds, and more
This week, the Biden administration decided it would not be returning the $7 billion in foreign assets it seized from the Afghan Central Bank. Russia and Ukraine weighed a potential agreement for the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect the condition of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. Several airstrikes rocked northern Syria, killing dozens. The Indian government announced that non-permanent residents of Kashmir could vote in Kashmiri elections, further diluting the voting rights of the region’s Muslim majority. And, encouraging signs emerged regarding an agreement on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
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