The mighty power of football across the globe.
Tensions between the US and South Africa – this time over the terror alert – are nothing new. Their relations have always had highs and lows since South Africa became a democracy in 1994.
Deliberately crafting economic relationships with countries that share similar political and social values with Canada has emerged as a tool to address current geopolitical issues.
The G20 meets this week as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, soaring energy prices and economic slowdown places leaders at odds with one another.
The Cold War provided the US with strategic and defensive advantages; some politicians also used it to push their view of what it meant to be American.
It’s in Britain’s interests to help the African continent reach its potential.
Efforts by the Solomon Islands’ government to delay its federal election and ban ships from its ports have caused international concern.
Strikes, climate change and the cost of living are among factors that will affect product availability this winter.
It’s unclear what practical purpose the drafters of South Africa’s foreign policy document envisaged it serving, and who its intended audience is.
Climate adaptation, digital transformation and geopolitical shifts are among the ‘megatrends’ Australia must navigate to thrive in the coming decades.
Scientific research done through international collaboration has boomed in the past 30 years. But recently, powerful countries are using science as a tool of politics, threatening that work.
South Africa needs a multi-pronged strategy for building peaceful, sustainable neighbourhoods, communities, and a nation where the rule of law prevails.
While Australia worries about Chinese influence, Pacific nations are more worried about climate change. By boosting climate ambition, Australia could be the region’s security partner of choice.
Biden’s suggestion that the US is prepared to intervene militarily if Taiwan was invaded was quickly walked back by White House officials.
Ideology informs foreign policy practice. Behaviour that could – for better or worse – influence individual lives.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is against allowing two Nordic countries to join NATO over what he deems their support of ‘terrorists.’ His opposition will test the alliance’s unity.
Richer nations are increasingly looking to offshore their immigration processing and further their own economic and political interests at the same time.
Not all nations have joined in a united front against Russia’s invasion. The conflict and talk of a new Cold War could reignite the nonaligned movement.
Modelling suggests Australia would lose half of its export income and one fifth of its jobs if a new “bamboo curtain” cut the economies of China, Russia and like-minded nations off from the West.
A need for enhanced presidential power, inherited from the early days of post-Communist transition, ruined any chances of compromise between Ukraine and Russia years ago.