Dream of working at the UN one day? There are some strategies you can employ to maximise your chances.
To build a career as a diplomat you will need good grades, experience, social skills – and a little bit of luck.
Cyber weapons are allowing states to attack each other without fear of retaliation. The consequences potentially are devastating.
One of Oscar Wilde’s more memorable and inspiring aphorisms claimed that a map of the world without utopia on it is not worth looking at. While many might agree with the sentiment, the theory – let alone…
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This Tuesday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Gender biases continue and women's voices are missing from expert discussions.
The new normal.
The idea that the use of force should be a last resort is at the core of the world's security balance – and it's being trashed.
Russia and Iran have always treated each other well when it suits them, but in hard times, their relationship can get very rocky indeed.
Limited centrifuge operations: Iran’s Natanz enrichment facility.
(File photo from 2008.)
How can the international community be sure Iran is living up to its end of the new nuclear deal?
A public inquiry says the murder of the former Russian spy was probably approved by Vladimir Putin. So how will the UK react?
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The cyberattack that brought down a city's power supply in Ukraine is a cautionary tale for what lies ahead.
Famously apathetic for decades, Japan's youth are up in arms over the government's efforts to make the country's constitution less pacifist.
My employers think I know something about the practice and theory of international relations. Perhaps I shouldn’t draw attention to my shortcomings in this area given that my university is currently in…
Xi Jinping doesn’t want to be the villain of Paris.
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Many developing nations are likely to support any motions China proposes at COP21.
Liberté, egalité, fraternité.
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The beautiful game, the global game, the people’s game – football. This great sport, belongs to everyone and it unites us all.
Ready to go.
At an incredibly sensitive moment, the world's leaders are gathering in an incredibly sensitive country.
“Smile, everyone”: Turkey, the US, Saudi Arabia, and Russia at the table in Vienna.
With Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran and the US all at the table, Russia's benighted Syria plan may at last have a chance of success.
I’d like to build the world a home…
The United Nations was born 70 years ago, emerging from the horrors of World War II. After the failure of its predecessor, the League of Nations, the UN heralded the dawn of a new era, with the promise…
“It’s not that simple, Barack.”
Russia's Syria play may have hit some snags already, but the US is hardly placed to kick up a fuss.
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If there's to be one committee to rule them all, it needs to be handled right.
The Arak heavy-water reactor has been at the center of concerns about potential Iranian nuclear proliferation.
Critics of the nuclear deal with Iran have good reasons to be skeptical, but blocking the deal would make the United States and its allies less secure.
Surveying the current world order, one might be forgiven for thinking that it is essentially ungovernable. Chaos, conflict and crises seem to be the order of the day. The phrase “international order” seems…