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26 April 2016

In allowing India to enhance its energy security and Iran to expand its share of the energy market while giving Afghanistan alternative maritime access, the trilateral Chabahar Agreement has the potential to change the regional dynamic to a significant extent.

Global Food and Water Crises

21 April 2016

Indian Ocean

12 April 2016

News from the CEO

  • 29 April 2016
    What’s Next?

    Events that may influence the next week's research: Second Indo-US Infrastructure Summit will be held in New Delhi: 29 Apr. Zwelinzima Vavi, former Congress of South African Trade Unions Secretary-General will launch a new trade union: 1 May.

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  • 13 April 2016
    What’s Next?

    Events that may influence the next week's research:    13 April: The East-West Forum ends in Shenzhen. 15 April: The Northern Australia food forum finishes in Darwin. 16-17 April: The India-Iran Joint Commission meets in Tehran.

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  • 6 April 2016
    What’s Next?

    Events that may influence the next week's research: 11-13 Apr: The biennial East West Forum to be held in Shenzhen. 12-15 Apr: Northern Australia food forum - Darwin,  18th International Conference & Exhibition on LNG - Perth

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  • 1 April 2016
    What’s Next?

    Events that may influence the next week's research: The fourth Nuclear Security Summit will conclude in Washington, DC on 1 April. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Saudi Arabia on 2-3 April.

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