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Washington, Moscow, Kabul to discuss roadmap of peace talks
Afghanistan Times | 10th June
 
Afghanistan, Russia and the United States are set to hold a trilateral video conference in July-mid to discuss facilitating intra-Afghan negotiations, said Russian envoy for Afghanistan.
Zamir Kabulov, Moscow’s point man on the matter, said the meeting would be held on 15th of June.
“The negotiations will be held with the US special envoy for Afghan peace, Zalmay Khalilzad and the foreign minister of Afgh

Up to 6,500 Pakistanis among foreign terrorists fighting in Afghanistan: UN
The Khaama Press | 3rd June
 
The presence of thousands of foreign terrorists including up to 6,500 Pakistani nationals pose a complex challenge for the Taliban group to prove its credibility as a counter-terrorism partner following the signing of peace deal with the United States, the United Nations said in its report.
“The Monitoring Team now estimates that ISIL-K numbers are as low as 2,200 in Afghanistan. It remains

5334610665?profile=RESIZE_180x180The 12th annual meeting of the India-Israel Forum was held on 16th–17th December in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Forum reflected on past success, considered the contemporary challenges and discussed ways to jointly work together to deepen bilateral ties. The Forum has continued to grow over the years, and this year new ground was covered by focusing on four key areas – Water security, cross border investments, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum opportunities in both countries.

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444357669?profile=RESIZE_180x180Aspen Institute India promotes values-based leadership, open dialogue and cross-sector outreach by engaging the civil society, government, private sector, and other key stakeholders on issues related to India’s development. It invites industrial, economic, financial, political, social and cultural leaders to discuss these issues in settings that encourage frank and open dialogue.

 

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443973487?profile=RESIZE_180x180Ananta Aspen Centre focuses on leadership development and frank and open dialogue on the most important problems and challenges facing society at large and helps foster the transformation of Indian society. It also engages the civil society, inclusive of business, NGOs, governments and other stake holders on issues of importance to India’s development and national security.

 

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428732843?profile=RESIZE_180x180On December 6-8, 2017, the India-U.S. Track II Dialogue on Climate Change and Energy held its seventh meeting in New Delhi, India. Convened by the Ananta Aspen Centre, India, and the Aspen Institute, U.S., this dialogue, since its inception in 2010, has brought together a diverse array of thought leaders from India and the United States – including former senior government officials, industry leaders, and heads of civil society organizations – to inform and encourage India-U.S. partnership at a

431625232?profile=RESIZE_180x180The Japan-India Strategic Dialogue (track 2) under the co-chairmanship of Mr. Yoshiyuki Kasai, ChairmanEmeritus, Central Japan Railway Company, and Mr. Tarun Das, Founding Trustee, Ananta Aspen Centre, andFormer Chief Mentor, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), was held in Tokyo from 23rd -24th May 2017.The dialogue was initiated in 2006 and is currently in its 11th year. Inaugurated, initially, as a trilateral withUSA, Japan and India, this meeting was also attended by Mr. Richard Armitage,

431273968?profile=RESIZE_180x180The tenth meeting of the India Israel Forum was held on 13 November 2017 in Tel Aviv. As the two countries commemorate 25 years of engagement, the Forum alongside celebrated 10 years of this Track II initiative. From what was described as “non-relations”, IndiaIsrael relationship has evolved into the most enduring one and this Forum is privileged to make its modest contributions towards strengthening this partnership.

 

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 November 13, 2017

431793981?profile=RESIZE_180x180The United States is the most important political, economic and military power today yet it is no longer the only nation that controls every international event as in the past. In the last few months, there has been an uncertainty in the USA. However, it is still a very important country for all the other nations in the world. Commentators have begun to say that while the US for decades has remained preeminent, it will no longer pre-dominate; neither will any other country wear the cap of a worl

431903854?profile=RESIZE_180x180The ninth annual meeting of the India Israel Forum was held on 22 – 23 December 2016 in Mumbai. For the first time the meeting was held outside New Delhi in order to expand outreach and bring stakeholders from the financial hub and nearby regions. The meeting represented both continuity and renewal.The gathering included experts and stakeholders who have been here since the very beginning and at the same time, added new members this year, and introduced a new issue area for discussion – Water Te

432020150?profile=RESIZE_180x180Delegations from the United States and India met for the Twenty-First US-India Strategic Dialogue in Washington on December 11-14. Organized by the Aspen Institute, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Ananta Aspen Centre, the session was co-chaired on the US side by Professor Joseph Nye, a University Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University, and Nicholas Burns, the Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard University.

432108073?profile=RESIZE_180x180Delegations from the United States, India and Japan met for the eleventh U.S.-Japan-India Track Two Strategic Dialogue in Washington on December 10-11, on the eve of the important summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. The session was organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in partnership with Ananta Aspen Centre and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and co-chaired by CSIS President and CEO John J. Hamre and former Dep

433080076?profile=RESIZE_180x180Ambassador Bhojwani referred to the lack of consciousness within India of the reality of LAC. Its cities are not further than North American destinations. Unfamiliarity with Spanish and
Portuguese, even in India’s academic institutions, hampers independent, deeper and objective assessment of the potential of LAC. More official patronage is required to promote the
relationship.

 

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 November 20, 2015

443644422?profile=RESIZE_180x180On October 23, 2015, Ananta Aspen Centre and Global Relations Forum hosted the 5thIndiaTurkeyForum, at the Hilton Bosphorus Hotel in Istanbul. Co-Chaired by GRF Vice-Chairman and President Mr. Memduh Karakullukçu and Ananta Aspen Centre Chairman Ambassador Satinder K Lambah, the meeting consisted of three sessions during which the participants focused on the following topics:

 

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 October 23, 2015

444037719?profile=RESIZE_180x180THE CONCEPT OF NATIONAL SECURITY has evolved since the end of the Cold War and the rise of globalisation. Although the concept of national security is often invoked by national leaders across the globe, the definition of national security is seriously debated by various scholars, national leaders and members of civil society. Consequently,

 

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October 15, 2013