India responds to Belt and Road Initiative with infrastructure push – Nikkei Asian Review

The recent launch of a direct flight between Guwahati in northeast India and Dhaka in Bangladesh marks the beginning of a new phase in the ties betwee — Read on asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/India-responds-to-Belt-and-Road-Initiative-with-infrastructure-push

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India keen on ASEAN playing key role in emerging Indo-Pacific: Jaishankar

 India has said that it wants to see a strong, unified and prosperous ASEAN playing a central role in the emerging dynamic of the Indo-Pacific as it contributes to the country’s prosperity and security as well. Addressing foreign ministers of the ASEAN member states here in the Thai — Read on http://www.dailypioneer.com/2019/india/india-keen-on-asean-playing-key-role-in-emerging-indo-pacific--jaishankar.html

French Foreign Policy in East Africa: Not Without Challenges, but Promising Signs Exist – Future Directions International

France is concerned about the increasing influence of China in the East African region. Its renewed interest there is partly due to a desire to offset China’s gains while also deepening mutually-beneficial economic and political links with three key regional countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya. — Read on http://www.futuredirections.org.au/publication/french-foreign-policy-in-east-africa-not-without-challenges-but-promising-signs-exist/