Geopolitical Trends

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent congratulatory letter to eighth Beijing Xiangshan Forum, which opened in Beijing said, Peace development ,win-win cooperation remain trend of today world.
NATO Begins Largest Exercise Since Cold War,31 NATO and partner countries springing to action at start of alliance Trident Juncture exercise
PM Imran Khan announced in televised address that Pakistan mediating between Iran - Saudi Arabia acting as conciliator in effort to end conflict in Yemen,
U.S. CIA Director Gina Haspel in Turkey to investigate death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi reportedly listened to audio recording of his torture and killing.
Sri Lanka hosts investment forum in London to attract FDI into Western Region Megapolis Master Plan along with British High Commission in Colombo facilitated investment promotion.
United States and European Union welcomed Supreme Court decision to reject President Abdulla Yameen’s petition to order fresh polls ending weeks of uncertainty over transfer of power.
US to withdraw from key Cold War-era arms control treaty with Russia,as John Bolton flew to Moscow for talks with President Vladimir Putin about Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty.
Saudi Arabia acknowledged death of Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul with Saudi state-run media reporting journalist died of violent fistfight.
United States in a dilemma of sanctioning India under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)
Vice President Intervenes in first Plenary Session of 12th ASEM Summit Promoting Inclusive growth,Sustainable Connectivity of 12th ASEM Summit
News reports say United States moving toward withdrawing from bedrock Cold War-era arms control treaty, accused Russia of violating.
Chinese State Councilor Wei Fenghe agreed with US Secretary of Defense James Mattis to control risks , deepen mutual trust to make relations between two militaries a stabilizer for China-U.S. relationship.
Police chief and intelligence head of southern Afghan province of Kandahar killed in shooting attack,in major blow to Western-backed government in Kabul.
European Union leaders calling for new sanctions regime, would slap penalties those found responsible for cyberattacks on bloc’s member states, to hack OPCW based in The Hague.
Supreme Court of the Maldives which is packed with loyalists of incumbent President Abdullah Yameen is hearing a petition challenging the verdict in which he lost to opposition leader Ibrahim Solih
Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said, Iran lost some customers for oil because of looming U.S. sanctions but high prices making up for lost sales.
The sequence of the summits suggests that the China Japan summit could alter the discourse with India and in turn may impact the overall dynamics in the Indo Asia Pacific.
Raksha Mantri on maiden official visit to France on invitate of French Defence Minister, addressed India-France Defence Engagement in Multipolar World’ at IRSEM in Paris.
Delegation of India assured full support , cooperation as it associate with statement made by Indonesia on behalf of NAM.
World Bank released Human Capital Index as part of World Development Report 2019,with broader theme The Changing Nature of Work.

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