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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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29 September 2020

Sino-Indian military posturing and muscle-flexing continues in the eastern Ladakh region. Alongside diplomatic efforts to reduce tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), India should insist on the proper delimitation and demarcation of the LAC, pending a permanent settlement of the border, while also firmly holding its ground in any prolonged standoff through the approaching winter.

News from the CEO

  • 23 September 2020
    What’s Next?

    In South Africa, 24 September marks Heritage Day. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September;  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will do so the following day.    

  • 10 September 2020
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    French Defence Minister Florence Parly is visiting India on 10 September to formally induct five Rafale fighter jets into the Indian Air Force. Ways of further deepening Indo-French defence and security co-operation will also be discussed.

  • 1 September 2020
    What’s Next?

    On 4 September, the Foreign Ministers of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) will hold a virtual summit and the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum will conclude its five-day virtual conference.

  • 24 August 2020
    What’s Next?

    On 28 August, a technical committee comprising Sudanese, Ethiopian and Egyptian representatives will report on GERD progress to the African Union. The 52nd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting concludes in Hanoi on 29 August.


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