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Sri Lanka in Geopolitical Sweet Spot, geopolitical fulcrum in Indian Ocean Region evident with members of UN Security Council visiting country at same time
Trump Discusses Afghan Peace with Ghani, Imran Khan at Davos, interested in peace orderly transition in Afghanistan with talks with Taliban and Afghanistan government.
Ghani, Abdullah, Karzai differences on peace process, intra Afghan talks, delayed outcome of Presidential elections challenge for stability.
Propped up due to importance felt by the US of Pak in Afghan peace, PM Khan attempted to gain support for the economy and trade and third-party mediation with India
US President Donald Trump's meet the press with the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has divergent goals and comes weeks before a possible visit of the US President to India
FATF may let Pakistan off hook again given support of members of core group including United States and China having reported completion of 14 of the 27 Observations
Conflicting interests of principal stake holders in de-nuclearisation denotes that success of negotiations was hard to come by unless they were willing to compromise.
China and Pakistan are hopeful of linking Afghanistan with the CPEC through Gwadar, while India is banking on Chabahar to extend reach to Central Asia and Eurasia through INSTC.
Demise of INF, New Start Treaty, new missile race, new and emerging technologies, AI and cyber, impasse in the international security system amongst concerns flagged
India Foreign Policy Brief – Modi 2.0, India External Affairs Minister covered goals of India current foreign policy at Inaugural session of Raisina Dialogue 2020,
In the geo-politics of major power defence and security relations India seems to have transcended the impossible – conflict and competition between the West implying the United States and the East – Russia.
Iran’s Supreme Leader calls for eviction of the US from the region, thus despite President Trumps indication of a pullback gradual widening of conflict possible
Iran's retaliatory strike could lead to a counter response by the US as the Pentagon awaits confirmation of casualties from the Ayn Al Asad base in Iraq.
Geo-political and regional developments apart from disruptions and uncertainty denote that 2020 may not see the same level of commitment as in the previous years.
Hazara community leaders expressed distress over the killing of Iran’s Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani in a drone attack by the United States on 3 January outside Baghdad airport.
United States President Donald Trump authorised resumption of IMET for Pakistan to strengthen military to military cooperation to advance US national security.
Fears of a WW 3 are however alarmist for now. We are not on that brink as none wants escalation possibly even Iran and the US. Yet limited conflagration cannot be ruled out.
U.S. Department of State released progress report on implementation of whole-of-government strategy for the Indo-Pacific region, here is a review of the same
Importantly the US and Iran engagements so far have been in the covert asymmetric domain, Soleimani is the first instance where the US has openly acknowledged an attack on Iran’s top military commanders.
Taliban is using coercion as a strategy for forcing American hands on the peace deal in which the most important factor for the anti-government forces is pull out by foreign troops.
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