Promoting dialogue among Arctic states and peoples has been a great success, but the council must now adapt to tackle new and emerging challenges in this fragile region.
Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita (R) welcomes his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapidis to Rabat, in August 2021.
The normalisation of relations between the two precipitated the breakup of Moroccan-Algerian diplomatic ties.
In the last decade, Morocco exploited the lethargy of Algeria’s diplomacy and the paralysis of the political system to advance its interests, often to the detriment of Algeria
What’s on the table during Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Washington visit?
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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is expected to seek commitments from his US counterpart, pledging support in his country’s ongoing battle with the Russian Federation.
The US ambassador to the USSR, George Kennan, chats with a reporter in 1952 after the Soviets told the US State Department that Kennan must be recalled immediately.
Kennan was one of America’s few true experts on Soviet affairs. He famously urged a “Containment” strategy to prevent Soviet expansionism, advising against military responses and arms build-ups.
ANU Bell School
When it comes to the study of international relations and power, Australian scholar Coral Bell was a superstar.
The Bui Dam is a tangible reminder of China’s influence in Ghana.
China’s engagement with Ghana was solidified by its willingness to undertake an expensive project Western partners had run away from.
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The competition for soft power is at the heart of the Olympics. This year, the opening ceremony will be crucial for Japan.
Hammarskjöld lasting legacy was to develop the secretary-general’s political role, as the UN found its way through the Cold War.
The framing of Africa’s relationship with China needs a rethink.
African identity needs a revision to move beyond current understanding of its relationship with China
At this month’s summit, US President Joe Biden warned his counterpart Vladimir Putin of reprisals against ‘persistent malicious cyber-attacks’. But it will take more than posturing to end the stand-off.
Kenyan coastal fishermen based at Lamu near Somalia demand to be heard in the court dispute over Indian Ocean maritime boundary in March 2021.
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The country has argued that the International Court of Justice deprived the parties of the chance to resolve the issue diplomatically.
The UK will host the first G7 summit since 2019. Can they tackle global challenges?
Conditional commitments are promises to raise emissions reduction efforts, depending on what others do. It could be a big incentive for Australia.
Indigenous people have 80,000 years of diplomatic practice on this continent. Yet, our views on foreign policy are routinely overlooked.
Over the past few decades, hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens have become part of the middle class.
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If China’s economy recovers from the pandemic, its authoritarian political system could become even more influential around the world.
A student from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia performs the Jaranan Dance in Surabaya as part of the campus’s summer program in 2018.
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When Australian universities cancel their language programs, they abandon their crucial role in promoting engagement with Indonesia. In the long run, ties between the two countries will suffer for it.
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue might be the most important security alliance you’ve never heard of – and New Zealand needs to start taking it seriously.
Vendors in front of their shop in China Town, Ojota, Lagos.
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Nigeria and China should work more on the relationship between their citizens so that the two countries can continue to have good bilateral relations.
The ongoing tension between the US and China should encourage Indonesia to strengthen ties with nontraditional partners, like the Gulf states.
Sekretariat Kabinet Republik Indonesia
Key areas for cooperation between Indonesia and the Gulf countries are trade and investment, multilateralism, pandemic mitigation, and cultural exchange.
President Joko Widodo (foreground, second from right), flanked by then Vice President Jusuf Kalla, welcomes Afghan and Pakistani mullahs to the Trilateral Ulema Conference held at Bogor Palace in West Java, Indonesia.
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Indonesia needs to consider long-term engagement to produce deeper and more sustainable impacts.