Global issues to watch in 2024

From major elections to the AI boom, here are the issues six of our expert contributors expect to make the news in the year ahead.

The World Today Published 1 December 2023 Updated 20 December 2023 3 minute READ

Afghanistan’s regional impact

David Loyn, Visiting Senior Fellow, War Studies Department, King’s College, London

Afghanistan looks set to further destabilize its region in 2024. Chinese, Uzbek and Pakistani insurgents are openly training under the Taliban, while Al-Qaeda now has a secure global HQ there. No change is likely in women’s rights, as restrictions tightened in 2023.

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