Geopolitical Trends

Senator Mark Warner on Senate Intelligence Committee warns United States being outgunned in cyberspace, already lost its competitive advantage to Russia while China is rapidly closing in.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani denounced U.S. sanctions as economic terrorism, predicted if they succeed, Iran weakened West will be flooded by illegal drugs.
Indian Diaspora youth called on Kiren Rijiju from eight countries in India under 49th Know India Programme organised by MEA in partnering with Andhra Pradesh Government.
Despite Sanctions Indian government given conditional and temporary waiver from Washington to import Iranian oil if commits to reducing imports gradually .
First anniversary of Iraqi-proclaimed victory over Islamic State terror group, U.S.-backed Iraqi forces still hunting remaining IS militants as extremist group returns to insurgent roots.
United States failed to win condemnation of Palestinian militant group Hamas in vote at U.N. General Assembly.
Pakistan and Iran today held 10th round of the Bilateral Political Consultations in Islamabad led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, and the Deputy FM Iran Syed Abbas Araghchi
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.

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