The relationship between South Africa and the West, especially the US, has a complex history. Not least because the US designated those fighting the apartheid regime, as terrorists.
Namibia’s refusal to condemn Russia undermines the credibility of its claims to support sovereignty, territorial integrity, and self-determination of all nations.
Bolder action is needed if the African Union and the European Union are to find common ground on migration.
America might be coming back under the new US president, Joe Biden, but this is not the same world or the same country it once was.
The “idea” of America and its promise is at stake.
While restrictions on civil and political liberties may be necessary to protect lives, human rights law requires that they go no further than what’s strictly necessary to achieve this goal.
Many political issues in the 2020 US election are domestic. But black resistance to white supremacy has long had global repercussions.
In 2016 Trump promised to ‘shake the rust off America’s foreign policy.’ Four years later, it’s clearer what that looks like: a US that sits on the sidelines of world crises and collaborations alike.
More than 20 years after the shift from unilateralism to multilateralism, it is reasonable to wonder how multilateral France’s ‘new interventionism’ really is.
Global cooperation is essential if climate action is to be effective, amid the right-wing onslaught against multilateralism.
The system of multilateral international co-operation looks increasingly fragile.
Trump’s embrace of bilateralism in trade relations has pernicious long-term consequences, including ratcheting up the odds of violent conflict.
Cyclone Idai showed just how unprepared SADC is to respond to major natural disasters.
The power dynamics in the World Bank have changed dramatically.
Donald Trump’s pick to head the World Bank could well weaken the organisation’s importance in international development and finance.
The number of countries withdrawing seems to be growing by the day.
Barack Obama was asked to give the Mandela Lecture because he represents what the global liberation struggle icon stood for. He struck the right chord.
From awkwardness and confusion to rancour, Trump certainly left his mark on the 2018 NATO summit.
Trump’s assault on the global trade system could be just a prelude to his next moves.
While not exactly surprising coming from the Trump administration, backing out of a major UN body is bound to have serious consequences.