President Donald J. Trump is on his first official trip to Asia, with stops in Japan, South Korea, China, and now Vietnam, for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) summit. In his address to the APEC CEO Summit, he outlined his stamp on Asia statecraft, which includes a vision of upholding a “free and open Indo-Pacific.” However, the United States cannot achieve that goal without strong Asian partnerships—including with India.
Marking a milestone in the development of an alternate trade route to Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan, the time-tested friend of Afghans, India sent its first consignment of wheat through the Chabahar port in Iran.
In a talk at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies on October 18, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused China of destabilising the global order while promising to deepen cooperation with India.
In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change
In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,