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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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23 September 2021

The United States is no longer interested in prolonged military engagements in foreign lands to effect regime change or in financial investment to enable nation building; the project of nation building is to be the job of the local populace and not that of the US military. Working with partners, Washington will continue to promote such democratic norms as basic human rights, humanitarian aid and regional diplomacy.

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  • 8 September 2021
    What’s Next?

    On 9 September, Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton begin a four-country Indo-Pacific tour for 2+2 ministerial meetings with their counterparts from Indonesia, India, South Korea and the United States.

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  • 11 August 2021
    What’s Next?

    The inaugural South Africa-Kenya Joint Commission of Co-operation, led by the Foreign Ministers of both countries, wraps up in Nairobi on 11 August. Indonesia will mark its seventy-sixth Independence Day on 17 August.

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  • 12 July 2021
    What’s Next?

    One thousand troops from Rwanda will begin a three-month deployment to Mozambique from 15 July in response to a request from Maputo for assistance in countering the Islamist insurgency in the gas-rich northern province of Cabo Delgado.

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  • 18 June 2021
    What’s Next?

    Iranian voters will elect their country’s next president on 18 June, while Ethiopians will go to the polls in federal and regional council elections on 21 June.

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