Geopolitical Trends

US Secretary James Mattis and Indian Minister of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman held delegation level talks, main agenda apparently was to finalise various acquisition programmes
Israel has launched an offensive operation on the border with Lebanon to neutralize lborder tunnels even as Iran President threatened to close the Persian Gulf
Kerch Confrontation between Russia -Ukraine,fate of major Cold War missile treaty top agenda foreign ministers and diplomats from 29 NATO members meeting in Brussels.
8th Session of Foreign Office Consultations between India- Sudan held in New Delhi.
China-United States to put tariffs on hold,Truce Opportunity with 90-day period have to finish negotiations including major holidays in Washington and Beijing.
ICG Global Overview DECEMBER 2018, Yemen brutal war continued people with famine while Jihadist groups stepped up attacks in multiple theatres across Africa.
UN Security Council Meets To Debate New Iran Missile Test which US- other allies feels may be violation of 3-year-old council resolution.
Trump agreed to leave tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products at 10 percent rate as threatened to do from Jan. 1 according to White House statement.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed G-20 leaders to cooperate to address planet Urgent Global Issues
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale stated, Prime Minister in Buenos Aires for G20 Summit had two important bilateral meetings before summit.
India-Mozambique Joint Commission on Economic, Cultural, Scientific, Technical Cooperation held 4th session in Jawaharlal Nehru Bhavan, New Delhi.
India welcomes joint Communication by European Commission on India-EU partnership for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on EU’s vision for strategy on India.
New British Army Chief warned, Russia far greater threat to Britain national security than Islamic terrorist groups such as Islamic State.
EU Delegation, EU Member States accredited to Myanmar statement on International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, start of global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
Given the ambivalence in the extended neighbourhood, China factor and the desire not to be seen openly aligned with an alliance India will remain wary of deeper engagement in QUAD.
Draft resolution introduced by Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, calls for U.N., on case-by-case basis to fund peacekeeping missions led by African Union.
Pyongyang cyber operatives like Lazarus Group linked to computer system infiltration like 2014 Sony Pictures Studios hack. North Korean hackers continue to circumvent protections, compromise computer systems around globe.
Communication aims to strengthen the EU-India Strategic Partnership by focusing on sustainable modernisation and on common responses to global and regional issues.
Officials from India, Australia, Japan and Department of State of the United States of America met in Singapore on November 15, 2018
On November 15, senior officials from Japan, Australia, India and the United States, met in Singapore for Consultations on the Indo-Pacific region.

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