North Korea clearly understands that going straight into high-level negotiations isn't always the way to make a breakthrough.
Sometimes diplomacy won the day, sometimes it didn't.
The International Olympic Committee has banished dopers from the Winter Games. Shame it hasn't treated North Korea, a noted human rights violator, with the same resolve.
A giant rally in Thessaloniki and another in Athens show the strength of feeling in Greek Macedonia – and all over a country's name.
Welcome to the era of TechPlomacy where a new world order is emerging around cities and their economies, rather than nations and their borders.
The government should take advantage of digital technology as they will be able to extend their public diplomacy agenda in an even more interactive way.
In mid-2015 the German Foreign Office after decades of denial seemingly acceded, in a very informal way, to labelling what had happened in South West Africa as genocide, is now backtracking.
China is stepping into a soft power vacuum created by the new US administration. Since Donald Trump was elected president, the country has eschewed soft power.
The US president has lent legitimacy to a small group of right-wing extremists by sharing its content.
South Africa will be well advised to start preparing itself for an International Monetary Fund programme as the country faces a deepening economic crisis.
When Obama was president, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to break up with America. Is it time to make up?
Australia is among nations calling for a 1 million square km marine park off East Antarctica. But Russia and China remain opposed, and a recent summit yet again failed to seal the deal.
According to South Africa's department of international relations, Grace Mugabe didn't have immunity when she entered the country.
In international relations, words matter – and so does the credibility of the speaker.
Donald Trump has put translators and interpreters the world over in an ethical quandary. Sad!
South Korea has a very particular part to play in handling Pyongyang, but Moon Jae-in has a different one in mind.
Kim Jong-il and Bill Clinton looked to have done a deal to curb North Korea's nuclear weapons programme for good. What went wrong?
Only 20% trust the US 'a great deal' to act responsibly. This is a big fall from the 40% level in 2011, when the question was last asked.
What's so 'brotherly' about a major diplomatic spat?
The ongoing diplomatic spat with Saudi Arabia has isolated Qatar from the rest of the Middle East while also undermining the anti-Iran alliance among the Gulf countries.