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25 August 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address not only targeted Pakistan by equating Balochistan with Kashmir, but was also, indirectly, a warning to China not to underestimate India. That Modi felt confident enough to stand up to China is a startling new development. That he was willing to make it obvious is a new strategy for India.

Global Food and Water Crises

23 August 2016

Northern Australia & Land Care

16 August 2016

News from the CEO

  • 23 August 2016
    What’s Next?

    Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will visit Indonesia from 24-26 August.       The sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) will be held in Nairobi on 27-28 August.

  • 16 August 2016
    What’s Next?

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo will give his annual state address to Parliament in Jakarta on 16 August and an Independence Day address from the Presidential Palace on 17 August. Aung San Suu Kyi will visit China from 17 to 21 August.

  • 9 August 2016
    What’s Next?

    Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi will visit India from 12-14 August. The current round of negotiations between Egypt and the International Monetary Fund will end on 13 August.

  • 4 August 2016
    What’s Next?

    The SADC Ministerial Committee on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation is meeting in Maputo, Mozambique on 4-5 August. The ASEAN, East Asia Summit and RCEP Economic Ministers' Meetings are underway in Vientiane, Laos until 6 August.


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