East Asia Digest by Ambassador Gautam Bambawale | January 2021

I Overview China:​• CPC Politburo Meets• President Xi’s speech at Davos• WHO Team in China to Study the New Corona Virus• EAM Jaishankar says India – China Relations are at a Crossroad• India – China Standoff at Ladakh Continues Japan:​• Flurry of phone conversations between senior leaders of Japan and US• PM Suga addresses the World Economic […]

Africa Digest by Pramit Pal Chaudhuri | January 2021

ETHIOPIA’S POWER SHIFT The Ethiopian Federal Army has retaken control of most of the rebellious province of Tigray following fighting that began in November. Pockets of resistance continue in the mountainous region, leading to new waves of refugees crossing the border into Sudan. Ethiopia has deployed more troops and built fences along its Sudanese border […]