The interventionist foreign policy of the Gulf states is increasingly at odds with their economic security.
Understanding how China operates on an international level means understanding how it exercises soft power.
'Soft power' has been spoken of a great deal in relation to Sam Dastyari's recent political donations strife, but it is often misunderstood.
Welcome to Hangzhou.
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China's stewardship of the G20 has been unusually practical and results-focused. Can the world's biggest economies live up to it?
UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold lands in Israel.
Attempts to outlaw the practice have proven difficult, thanks to a tendency on the part of leaders to skirt around the rules.
Two of East Asia's biggest powers are still technically at war and deadlocked over contested territories. Now one of them wants to be friends.
Is everything on the up-and-up here?
With the DNC email leak and Trump calling on Russia to hack Clinton's emails, concern about foreign meddling in the 2016 presidential election process is rising. Is e-voting the next cyber battleground?
Boris Johnson outside Whitehall in London.
Boris Johnson, the man who led the Brexit campaign, has been appointed as the UK's chief diplomat. It has sent shudders down many spines, but does Africa need to worry?
Venezuelans flee a food shortage protest.
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Venezuela sits at the edge of a humanitarian calamity. A GSU international mediation expert explains how outsiders can play a critical role in resolving the cause – a deeply rooted political battle.
The US embassy in South Africa has warned of terror threats to the country’s upmarket malls.
Governments need to build trust, especially during a time of heightened tensions around the threat of international terror attacks.
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…
University of Michigan Library
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…