Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s confirmation hearing for U.S. Treasury secretary was held Jan. 19.
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The former Federal Reserve chair has the experience and broad respect to get businesses to move on climate change and to lay the foundation for real and lasting progress.
Riot police block a road entrance during a rally in London in 2011.
Police forces need to negotiate with communities to win back trust or risk getting trapped in a cycle of violence.
Former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Thabo Mbeki share a light moment at a meeting of the G8 and developing nations in Tokyo in 2000.
Former presidents Obasanjo and Mbeki have arguably made the most important contribution to Africa in the 21st Century by promoting peace, democracy, regional integration and pan-Africanism.
The fantasy of America as a liberal and redempetive global power is fast unravelling.
A group of colleagues taking up the viral #JerusalemaDanceChallenge in Cape Town.
Like Pata-Pata, Homeless and Mbube, the song Jerusalema is elevated by a historical moment in time and has the power to cross over to different audiences.
The club recently saw off one of their biggest challenges in recent years.
City can rest safe in the knowledge that should they win this season’s delayed Champions League competition, they will get the opportunity to defend the title next year.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Beijing on November 6, 2019. Also present is Élisabeth Borne, Minister of the Ecological and Inclusive Transition (left).
China’s attempts to promote its actions and model of governance while discrediting the EU are not a short-term response to the pandemic, but part of a long-term strategy to build its international power.
An RAF aircraft, believed to have carried personal protective equipment from Turkey, lands in Oxfordshire on April 22.
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The show of compassion is part of an attempt by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to revamp Turkey's international status.
Jack Ma speaks at a meeting of the World Economic Forum Foundation in 2015.
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From helping fight coronavirus to supporting education and biodiversity projects, China's tech billionaires have moved boldly into philanthropy, continuing what is an ancient tradition.
Anger in Iraq has mounted against foreign interference.
Iraqis have taken to the streets to protest against the foreign interference – by both Iran and the US – in their country.
The U.S. pays billions to maintain military bases in Japan and South Korea.
The Trump administration is demanding that Japan and South Korea pay more for hosting U.S. troops.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (waving) with some of the heads of state who attended the first Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia.
At the Sochi summit, African states embraced Russia's newly established relations.
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How does China go about winning back the hearts and minds of the world? Its obsession with control and misplaced soft power efforts are clearly not doing it any favours.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the India Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi, India.
India does not have an official Africa policy, even though it has been engaging with the continent for over six decades.
Future Australian governments need to work harder at making foreign affairs more accessible to the public, such as better explaining the “Pacific pivot”.
Whoever forms the next government should increase investment in foreign affairs and trade, finding ways to make Australia more prominent in global dispute resolution.
South African performers from the Mzansi Ballet.
Government support for the arts, culture and heritage is important even in tough economic conditions.
China is broadcasting to more than 1 billion people in several different languages, while Australia sits on its soft power reviews.
Soft power is a country's ability to gain influence through attraction. Australia's soft power in the Pacific began waning when it axed the Australia Network in 2014. And China is filling the gap.
French president Emmanuel Macron with Nollywood artists during a live show in Lagos, Nigeria.
One of the most potent promoters of Nigeria's cultural soft power is arguably Nollywood.
Honduran migrants at the border with Mexico in mid January. Many will continue north to the US border.
From Rahaf Mohammed to the fate of Syrian refugees and the US border wall – what 'migration diplomacy' means for world politics.
Fighting deadly diseases such as Ebola is a strong case for providing donor aid to authoritarian countries like the DRC.
Aid has never been just about helping people. It's also about gaining influence and exercising soft power.