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Future Directions International (FDI) is an independent, not-for-profit Research Institute. It was established in 2000, by Major General (Retd) the Honourable Michael Jeffery (former Governor General of Australia) together with a small group of leading Australians, to conduct comprehensive research of important medium to long-term issues facing Australia.

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22 February 2018

The influence of Jawaharlal Nehru, as the first prime minister of India, remains relevant seventy years after independence. The dealings of current PM Narendra Modi with regional and global leaders demonstrate his personal charisma and political agility and speak of progression, rather than change. India’s past conflict and present competition with China conform to that pattern.

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  • 20 February 2018
    What’s Next?

    On 23 February, PM Turnbull will meet with US President Trump in Washington, Djibouti will hold legislative elections and a ground-breaking ceremony on the Afghan portion of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline will take place.

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  • 6 February 2018
    What’s Next?

    Amid mounting pressure to resign, South African President Jacob Zuma will give the annual State of the Nation address on 8 February. Indian PM Narendra Modi begins a four-day trip to the UAE, Oman and the Palestinian territories on 10 February.

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  • 30 January 2018
    What’s Next?

    On 30 January, Pakistan and China will inaugurate the first phase of the Gwadar Free Zone. Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina will launch her election campaign the same day. Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present his 2018 Budget on 1 February.

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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.

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