Women in diplomacy.
Although there have progress to achieve gender equality, women are still under-represented in diplomacy in Asia.
A trip abroad marks the return of the British monarchy’s international angle after Charles mother stopped travelling.
Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping (left) and President Jimmy Carter sign papers, including a science and technology agreement, in 1979.
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China’s success in science and technology propelled it to the forefront of many fields. Now, the US wants to pull back from years of intense cooperation.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.
All Nordic states are now members of the military alliance, bolstering key border regions with Russia.
An Israeli soldier, seen through a shattered window of an Israeli army vehicle, near the Gaza border in southern Israel, August, 2010.
Tried and tested in the field, Israeli weapons and surveillance technology are being packaged and sold for export.
David Gyasi and Keri Russell in The Diplomat.
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The Diplomat suggests that if the ‘special relationship’ is to survive into a world turned topsy turvy by Brexit, Trump and war in Europe, it demands a little TLC.
The stage of the 67th annual Eurovision Song Contest at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.
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2023 sees the UK host the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine. But what role does the stage itself have to play in the musical spectacle?
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, met with his then-Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, in March 2022 in Huangshan.
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China and Russia’s relationship is complex. But China’s decision to support Russia’s war on Ukraine could ultimately come down to China’s own political interests.
A carnival float depicting Vladimir Putin, Mainz, Germany, February 2023.
A new book argues that sanctions are a bad idea in principle, not very effective in practice, and often have unintended consequences.
Former American Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 2019.
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He failed to understand that the struggle for justice and freedom in southern Africa was changing the world - and diplomacy itself.
NASA’s Artemis I mission is the first integrated test of the agency’s deep space exploration systems.
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As US-Africa leaders meet, it should be clear that aligning respective goals, priorities and actions is in the interests of the US and of African countries.
There’s now a hard-headed security rationale for further supporting Ukraine in its war against Russia.
Action flick Wolf Warrior II is one of China’s most commercially successful films ever.
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China is seen as Africa’s saviour and friend in the film - which is still full of racist stereotypes.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during the 2022 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations on Aug. 1, 2022.
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Policymakers often think of their decisions about nuclear weapons as moral, a nuclear ethicist explains – which is key to understanding their motives.
Vladimir Putin and Sergey Lavrov are intent on growing Russia’s African influence.
Russia is trying to normalise an international order where might makes right. And democracy and respect for human rights are optional.
An Esperanto teacher instructs a class in a room with a painting of the language’s creator on the wall.
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Created in Europe during a time of intercultural struggle and strife, Esperanto was meant as a communication tool to spread peace among the people of the world. Its speakers are still at it.
Mahdi Shaban, a Palestinian living in Gaza, paid for his master’s degree with earnings from digging graves.
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Political and economic forces across the Middle East and North Africa combine to mean well-educated young people spend years looking for work, which delays their independence and adulthood.
United States Rep. Robert Johnson, D-Natchez, centre, and other members of the House express their objections to the banning of teaching of Critical Race Theory in Mississippi in March.
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An analysis of international relations syllabi shows race and gender studies are barely mentioned.
Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Many academics and former diplomats commenting on Russia’s invasion show a lack of sympathy towards Ukraine. That needs to change.
Not only are great-power conflict, nuclear war and the end of civilisation as we know it still real possibilities, our collective capacity to manage them may be decreasing.