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23 January 2018

Across the Indo-Pacific Region, the year ahead has all the hallmarks of continuing geopolitical uncertainly and the likelihood of increasing concern over a number of non-traditional challenges that include changes in demographic trends, the impact of climate change, the ability to meet food and water demands, rising inequality and the impact on employment of increased automation.

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  • 23 January 2018
    What’s Next?

    On 26 January, Indonesian President Joko Widodo will address the Parliament of Pakistan while the foreign and defence ministers of Japan and France will hold a “2+2 Dialogue” in Tokyo. The 30th summit of the African Union runs until 29 January.

  • 16 January 2018
    What’s Next?

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will travel to Tokyo for annual talks with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on 18 January. US Vice-President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit to Egypt, Jordan and Israel from 19 to 22 January.  

  • 9 January 2018
    What’s Next?

    In South Africa, the National Executive Committee of the ANC will meet on 10 January. On 11 January, Pakistan's Parliamentary Committee on National Security will meet alongside military officials to discuss the deteriorating US-Pakistan relationship.

  • 19 December 2017
    What’s Next?

    Having elected Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa new party president, the ANC will conclude its 54th National Conference in Johannesburg on 20 December. Border talks between China and India will be held in New Delhi on 20-21 December.


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