Geopolitical Trends

U.S. State Department exempting Iran big port project in Chabahar from sanctions in recognition of its importance to landlocked Afghanistan.
As U.S. voters head to polls Tuesday, Facebook, social networking giant beefed up scrutiny of post ,looking for fake accounts, misinformation, hate speech.
United States eight jurisdictions will receive temporary exemptions to sanctions set to be imposed on Iran’s oil - financial industries,but Washington will aggressively enforce measures to put maximum pressure on Tehran.
Defense and security officials worry part of Moscow plan to sow division -discord, trying to conquer U.S. military, not with bullets or missiles but with tweets and memes.
ICG Crisis Watch Global Overview October 2018 ,Taliban heavily disrupted Afghanistan parliamentary elections,constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka could trigger violence.
Germany -France say Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine likely shot down drone used by OSCE monitoring mission,demanded responsible be held accountable.
John Bolton said, White House wants sanctions on Iran oil sector to put strain on Iran economy, but does not want to harm friends- allies depend on oil.
NATO urged Russia to continue to honour key nuclear arms treaty amid U.S. threats to pull out of pact because of alleged violations by Moscow, No arms control arrangement can be effective if respected by one side
ACLED reviewed Asia marked by constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka ,increased levels of violence demonstrations in J&K valley, targeted killings of political activists in Bangladesh, renewed clashes in Myanmar.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg expects Russia to behave in professional manner as Russian Navy and Western military alliance both conduct exercises in same area in waters off Norway coast .
US President Donald J. Trump announced United States will withdraw from 1987 Treaty on Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles named INF Treaty.
Tehran top two customer India-China resisting Washington call to reduce purchases to zero As U.S. Sanctions Loom on Iran's oil sector.
Two most disaster prone countries India- Japan cooperating in field of Disaster Risk Reduction in implementation- follow-up of Sendai Framework, Japan participated along with 20 other countries in international workshop hosted by India
PM of India Narendra Modi visited Japan for India-Japan Annual Summit with PM of Japan H.E. Shinzo Abe, recognizing unparalleled potential for development of relations.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, Moscow Preparing Answers To U.S. Nuclear-Treaty Concerns presented by United States concerning key Cold War-era arms control treaty.
Even as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in Beijing conferring with the Chinese leadership on 25 October, two days later on 27 October, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Tokyo
Premier Li Keqiang called on China-Japan to work together to build more mature, steady and progressive bilateral ties.
Facebook deleted accounts originating in Iran featuring posts on politically divisive topics and attracted more than 1 million followers in Britain -United States.
Sochi agreement between Russia-Turkey forestalled Syrian regime’s imminent attack on rebel-held Idlib governorate surrounding areas in Syria’s north west,agreement established 20km buffer zone between rebels and regime along Idlib’s borders.
Beijing Xiangshan Forum highlights security cooperation General Wei Fenghe read congratulatory letter from Chinese President Xi Jinping .

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