Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki sought to use South Africa's diplomatic service to enable the country to punch above its weight.
The Chinese zodiac predicts justice, openness, tolerance and innovation for the year ahead. After a difficult political year, it could be just the tonic.
The transformation of the EU-Africa summit series into the EU-AU summit is more than just a change of name. It reflects the increasing recognition of the AU as an international actor.
The US president has lent legitimacy to a small group of right-wing extremists by sharing its content.
After a tense election campaign, India will have a seat at this important table, while Britain is left out in the cold.
Theresa May's need to balance Brexiteers and Remainers in her cabinet means that the foreign secretary can get away with an alarming level of incompetence.
Now citizens have a louder voice than ever, the UK badly needs to decide on its role in the world.
Using the country's foreign policy to support national development will equip Indonesia to navigate geopolitical shifts.
The North Water Polynya, or Pikialasorsuaq, is a key ocean area for Arctic animals and for Inuit hunting and fishing. Rocket launches threaten to contaminate the area with harmful chemicals.
Despite the passionate for which they are usually fought, independence movements are rarely successful and their outcomes less than hoped for.
According to South Africa's department of international relations, Grace Mugabe didn't have immunity when she entered the country.
Catalonia and Kurdistan are both holding referendums on independence this year. But is it that simple to break free?
Under the Trump administration Africa is only likely to matter in the fight against terrorism and in providing American companies with economic opportunities.
While the full details of the much-anticipated Trump-Putin meeting are not yet known, it appears Donald Trump gained little while conceding much.
Trump and Putin are already bickering and with Erdoğan making a fuss too, the German Chancellor will have to play a blinder for the summit not to fall apart.
It's the end of the world (order) as we know it.
The comparison between ancient Athens and modern China, and Sparta and the US, through the Thucydides Trap, has its limitations.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called for an international cooperative effort to drive terrorists off the internet. How well have other global efforts to manage the internet fared?
For the first time in the dialogue’s 15 year history, the country most are puzzled about is not China.
The Chinese government has now clearly signalled its intention to assume a more prominent global leadership role through the Belt and Road Initiative.