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.
We asked an expert on diplomacy and foreign policy.
France's president-elect made his name in the global arena, and has a diplomatic bent. Revitalising French foreign policy may well be among his early successes.
Since the late 1970s, East Asia has seen fewer deaths in conflict than any other continent. Can it keep the peace?
Why we can expect Xi Jinping and Donald Trump's meeting at Mar-a-Lago to be a success.
Morocco has been on a massive diplomatic drive, using both its political and economic muscle. Since his coronation in 1999, the king has led over 40 visits to African countries south of the Sahara.