International relations

India to import cheetahs from South Africa

Cheetahs, widely known as the fastest animal on the planet, may soon be making a comeback in India. The center plans to import cheetahs from South Africa for the reintroduction of the species to the country. This announcement was made following the Ministry of Foreign Affairs consultations between India and …

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How far could the Quad sustain Taiwan? – The Diplomat

Advertising With Beijing strengthening its military influence in the Indo-Pacific, the geopolitical challenge has weighed heavily on countries in the region, including Taiwan and members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad): Australia, India, Japan and the United States. Taiwan and the Quad both have reason to strengthen their ties, as …

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China ready for mutual cooperation. to advance the strategic partnership

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Beijing views its relationship with Iran from a strategic perspective and stands ready to work with Tehran to push for further progress in the China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership, it said. he declares.“Facing a complicated international situation, China and Iran have strengthened their solidarity and cooperation, …

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The National Business Association of Colombia leads the Colombian medical tourism strategy

The National Business Association of Colombia – ANDI – is a non-profit organization whose main purpose is to expand and promote economic, social and political principles within a system of free enterprise, based on beliefs which include human dignity, political democracy, social justice, privacy, property and freedom. ANDI is currently …

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British PM candidates race tenaciously against China ‘to cover up domestic mess’

Former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer (Finance Minister) Rishi Sunak (left) and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss ?Photo: GT The two remaining candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party and the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom are competing over who can play the hardest against China in the …

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Bayern Munich wrap up US tour at historic Lambeau ground with plenty to ponder

Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller with KC Chiefs star Mecole Hardman after Rekordmeister’s 6-2 win … [+] on DC United (Photo by S. Mellar/FC Bayern via Getty Images) FC Bayern via Getty Images Bayern Munich concluded their 2022 US Audi Summer Tour with a 0-1 loss to Manchester City at Lambeau …

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Robert Murray: With rising global threats, Canada’s lazy foreign policy is growing vulnerability

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine underscored what many have observed for over a decade: the structure of the international order is changing. The rise of new powers and the continued decline of American power necessitate the realignment and reassessment of international and domestic security strategies for states and institutions. Indeed, given …

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Putin is open to Ukrainian grain deal, wants Russian sanctions dropped

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia was ready to facilitate Ukrainian grain shipments from Black Sea ports, but wanted Western countries to lift their sanctions against Russian grain exports. Putin spoke in Iran after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about a proposed plan to resume …

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NATO strategy is dangerous | TheSpec.com

At the recent Madrid Summit, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) released its new strategic concept. This is the first update of the principles and purpose of the transatlantic alliance in 12 years. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called it the most significant transformation of the alliance since the end …

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Biden ends trip with U.S.-Saudi relations on the mend but few other victories

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman took a step to mend their troubled relationship with a fist bump, but the U.S. leader left the kingdom on Saturday with few big hits and doubts as to whether the visit was worth it. …

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Sri Lanka Says ‘Gota Go Home’: Gotagogama Protesters

Sri Lanka has taught the world important lessons about organizing protests. Within a week or two in April, hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters gathered at Galle Face Green. A coastal front located in the capital, Colombo, Galle Face had served as the site of several mass protests, including an …

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China: ICRC and Tsinghua University co-organize a round table on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan – Afghanistan

On 2 July, the East Asia regional delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Institute of International Relations of Tsinghua University organized the joint round table “Humanitarian challenges in Afghanistan and Coordinated International Response” at the 10th Forum World Peace Conference in Beijing, China. Several …

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The Birth of Central Asian Studies at KU – Latest News from Jammu and Kashmir | Tourism

Dr. KN PanditaBackgroundThe Communist Party of India (CPI) played a leading role in the National Conference-led Kashmir liberation movement under the leadership of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah. The communist movement had come to the attention of almost all colonized peoples of the Asian subcontinent after the end of World War II. …

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Deuba’s US visit, originally scheduled for mid-July, looks uncertain

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s planned visit to the United States has become uncertain. Deuba previously planned to travel to the United States in mid-July and the two parties were close to confirming the date. During a discussion in the House of Representatives International Relations Committee on June 19, Foreign …

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Migration and global peace highlighted by senior South African government officials

Migrants in front of a temporary center after crossing the border fence from the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla, in January 2021. A senior South African parliamentarian wants ‘no effort spared’ to rid the world of conflict with a Cabinet minister calling for a ‘transparent investigation’ into the deaths …

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The president as a champion of the national interest in international affairs

ALFREDO TJIURIMO HENGARI, INGE ZAAMWANI-KAMWI and JAMES MNYUPETHE BASIC ASSUMPTION is that any journalist or analyst, new or seasoned, would understand the basics of foreign policy and the prosperity nations derive from diplomacy. Unfortunately, some Namibian journalists, and worse, editors, are exceptions to the rule and provide thoughtless, naïve and …

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The United States has accused Chinese companies of supporting the Russian military.

The United States has accused five Chinese companies of violating sanctions against Russia by continuing to support the Russian military and took action this week to prevent them from buying American technology, the Commerce Department said. . In response to the invasion of Ukraine in February, US authorities enacted sweeping …

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Amid SPP confusion, Home Secretary blunders saying withdrawal letter has been sent to US

The confusion doesn’t seem to be over over the US government’s state partnership program, even a week after the Nepalese government decided not to go ahead. On Monday, Interior Minister Khand caused confusion. Speaking at the National Assembly on behalf of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is also Defense …

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Iran’s foreign policy is centered on neighborhood diplomacy (government)

TEHRAN – Iranian government spokesman Ali Bahadori Jahromi said Monday that Tehran’s foreign policy focuses on neighborhood diplomacy, expressing optimism about improving relations between Iranians and their neighbors. Bahadori Jahromi said he expected this approach to help strengthen relations between Iranian citizens and these countries, as well as between Iranian …

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National and Regional Consultations on Educational Transformation in Namibia – Namibia

Namibia, under the leadership of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MoEAC), in collaboration with the UN in Namibia, undertook a nationwide consultation process to seek input on strategies transformation of the education sector in the country in order to contribute to the achievement of SGD 4. August 2022, …

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China and Japan prepare for another round of high-level talks on maritime affairs; results will likely be “very limited”

Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea Photo: Xinhua China and Japan are expected to hold another round of high-level consultations on maritime affairs on Thursday, Japanese media reported on Saturday. However, Chinese experts believe that the results of the talks will be “very limited”, given Japan’s evasion of the …

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New Masters in Global Security Program Has Unique Holistic Approach to Prepare Students for Tomorrow’s Threats > News > USC Dornsife

USC Dornsife’s master’s program in Global Security Studies combines courses in international relations, space science, and environmental studies, and draws on resources from the USC Shoah Foundation. USC Dornsife’s new Master of Arts in Global Security Studies program teaches students to understand our dynamic world through expertise in political science, …

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Macron woos Putin and plays a bigger role in Europe

PARIS — Until recently, French President Emmanuel Macron was able to get through the Ukrainian crisis with a certain know-how. His diplomatic efforts to prevent the Russian invasion and then, after Russia attacked, to bring about a truce failed. But they appeared to bolster his narrative of France as a …

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Kiren Rijiju meets Khamba Lama in Mongolia

Ulan Bator, June 14 (IANS): As part of the activity of placing the holy relic at Gandam Monastery in Ulaanbaatar, Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju held a meeting with Khamba Nomun Khan (Khamba Lama) of Gandan Monastery. It was a reunion of old friends as the two met …

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Biden’s trade policy is shrouded in domestic and Trumpian politics

Author: Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics Former US President Donald Trump weighs heavily on the US political landscape. Its celebrity candidates, JD Vance in Ohio and Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania, won their respective primary battles to become Republican candidates for the Senate in November 2022. Both …

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Utah Valley University and World Trade Center Utah to Host National Leaders and Experts at U.S.-China Relations Summit | News @ UVU | News @ UVU

OREM, Utah — Leaders and experts in U.S.-China relations, international trade and affairs, and national security policy will converge on Utah Valley University’s Orem Campus on June 9 as the UVU and the World Trade Center Utah host the first annual China Challenge Summit. The goal of the summit is …

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Moving geopolitical tectonic plates

5 minutes (1403 words) Lily Download PDF A more fragmented world will need the IMF more, not less The Russian invasion of Ukraine has opened a new chapter in international relations, with important implications for the world economic order. The outbreak of full-scale war on European soil, with …

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2nd tier Ankita Agarwal says she would work for women empowerment

UPSC Civil Service Examination: The top 25 candidates include 15 men and 10 women. New Delhi: Ankita Agarwal, who got second place in the 2021 civil service exam, said on Monday that she would like to work for women empowerment and primary healthcare after joining the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). …

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After visit to China, UN rights chief says she called for counter-terrorism review

BEIJING (Reuters) – UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, whose rare visit to China has been criticized by rights groups and Western countries, said she had urged Beijing to review its counter-terrorism policies to ensure that they complied with international human rights standards. Bachelet however reiterated that his six-day trip, …

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Your decision, Beijing: US-China trade rivalry intensifies after Biden launches Asian economic pact

The latest disputes between Washington and Beijing show how trade relations between the world’s two largest economies continue to deteriorate as their competition for influence over trade in Asia, which is expected to drive global growth for decades to come, intensifies. And it comes as the Biden administration takes a …

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Indonesian preacher banned from Singapore says he won’t give up trying to visit

SINGAPORE: An Indonesian preacher who was refused entry to Singapore on Monday May 16 said he would not give up trying to visit Singapore, describing the country as a Malay land similar to Riau from where he is native. In a YouTube video on Wednesday, Abdul Somad Batubara said the …

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Emirates News Agency – ADNEC holds networking session with ISNR Abu Dhabi 2022 partners

ABU DHABI, 19th May, 2022 (WAM) — The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Corporation (ADNEC), in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, organized a networking session with partners of the International Security Exhibition and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi), which was held from October 10 to 12, 2022, at the Abu Dhabi …

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It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel good

Well into their second year in office, President Biden and his team are due to release their administration’s National Security Strategy (NSS). Since Ronald Reagan’s second term in the White House, the first to issue an NSS following a statutory requirement under the Goldwater-Nichols Defense Department Reorganization Act of 1986, …

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Sokha’s lawyers denounce the dismissal

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court resumed on May 11 the 39th hearing of former opposition leader Kem Sokha in his “treason” case. The audience asked him about the 2013 general election process, although some questions remained unanswered. Plang Sophal, a spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office, told the Post after the …

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On this day of commemoration of the shared triumph, Ukrainians now look on Moscow with dread

A local resident looks at a shell crater near an apartment building, which was destroyed in a Russian bombardment in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine.ALEXANDRE ERMOCHENKO/Reuters For decades, May 9 has been a day of solidarity and shared triumph for Russia, Ukraine and the other countries that once …

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Why is the West courting New Delhi?

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes his three-country European tour, there is suddenly new energy and momentum in India’s ties with the West. And the remarkable thing about this change is that it is happening at a time when few expected it to happen. India has continued to maintain its …

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Club news

Civil war The Bella Vista Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. May 5 at the Bella Vista Historical Museum, 1885 Bella Vista Way. The program will be given by Kerry Jones, a National Park Service interpreter at Pea Ridge National Military Park, who will tell the stories of …

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China says NATO military alliance survived Cold War origins

Published on: 04/29/2022 – 16:05 NATO military exercises are due to begin near the borders of Russia and Ukraine, while Sweden and Finland are considering joining the Western alliance. Meanwhile, Beijing, which is sympathetic to Moscow, is questioning NATO’s credibility, saying the alliance has survived its original Cold War goal. …

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Zelensky says he wants Asian countries to ‘change their attitude’ towards Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told a news conference on Saturday that he hoped Asian countries would “change their attitude” towards Ukraine as European countries have done. Zelensky said NATO not accepting Ukraine as a member was a “big mistake” and that some of the alliance’s European member states had underestimated …

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Why Russia’s Integration into the World Economy Hasn’t Made It More Peaceful

Artwork by Matt Chase Text size About the Author: Christopher Smart is Chief Global Strategist and Director of the Barings Investment Institute. It’s humbling when the assumptions of a lifetime crumble, but there are lessons amidst the debris. At least that’s my hope as I prepare for the horrific next …

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What would a neutral Ukraine look like?

For more than two decades, from the end of the Soviet Union until the Russian invasion of Crimea, Ukraine was officially non-aligned – or neutral – in international affairs. This meant that while the country often oscillated between pro-Russian and pro-European governments, it did not formally take sides in the …

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Keeping a close eye on Pakistan

The new Pakistani Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, who took office this week after the ousting of his predecessor Imran Khan, did not don’t waste a minute mentioning the K-word (Kashmir). Sharif spent a lot of time on India in his foreign policy segment in his speech to Parliament. After Sharif’s …

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Ukraine says it hit Russian Black Sea flagship Moskva in Neptune missile attack

Conflicting claims about what happened to a key Russian warship swirled on Thursday, with some Ukrainians saying a missile attack sank the vessel and the Kremlin saying only that it suffered significant damage as a result of a fire. But whatever happened to the Russian Navy’s missile cruiser Moskva – …

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Our view: Crucial for Cyprus to side with the West now

What are cookies As is common practice with almost all professional websites, https://cyprus-mail.com (our “Site”) uses cookies, which are tiny files downloaded to your device, to improve your experience. This document describes what information they collect, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We …

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Finland might finally want to join NATO – Foreign Policy

Just over two months ago, the prospect of Finland joining NATO was virtually unthinkable for most people in this northern European country. She had grown closer to the military alliance over the past three decades but resisted the idea of ​​becoming a full member. Everything changed when tens of thousands …

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The airport “not the landing base in China”

Prime Minister Hun Sen (center, wearing a sky blue shirt), a host of government officials and other attendees pose for photos during the Prime Minister’s visit to Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport Sunday. MPS Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned critics to refrain from viewing the new airport in Siem Reap …

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Turkey at the Doha Forum 2022

Recently, Turkey has become one of the most talked about nations in the world. Not only the strong leadership of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, but also Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın, who participated in the DOHA 2022 Forum, were at …

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Wang meets Lavrov in China, hails ties as tough test of changing international situation

China Russia Photo: VCG Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Tunxi, east China’s Anhui Province on Wednesday, stressing continued efforts to enhance strategic partnership, amid the Ukraine crisis and other ongoing crises such as Afghanistan that have been overshadowed as …

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Is the Middle East moving from a policy of hedging to a more transactional policy?

Oil prices soar as Russian-Ukrainian tensions rise in Virginia, U.S., Feb. 25, 2022. /CFP Oil prices soar as Russian-Ukrainian tensions rise in Virginia, U.S., Feb. 25, 2022. /CFP Editor’s note: Guy Burton is Adjunct Professor at Vesalius College, Brussels. The article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily …

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Humanities are key to understanding Russia’s war on Ukraine — University Affairs

While there is no doubt that the Ukraine crisis benefits from expertise in areas such as political science and economics, many journalists and public commentators have used skills or discussed topics associated with the humanities. I recently moderated a virtual event on the Russian invasion of Ukraine organized by the …

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Last war in Ukraine: UK to reveal funding and missiles for Ukrainian Armed Forces

Chinese netizens called it a ‘proxy war’: Three weeks ago, two pensioners at a Shanghai park argued over the conflict in Ukraine that left 70-year-old Shen Jianguo backed by Russia , bleeding from the ear and trending on social media. The Chinese government has leaned toward Russia, backing Moscow’s complaints …

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To say that Ukrainian refugees are more “civilized” than Syrians requires willful amnesia

In 2001, political scientist Sankaran Krishna argued that the emergence of the modern sovereign state system in Europe was made possible through the enslavement of Africans, colonization and genocides of indigenous peoples. He further argued that too many scholars, instead of engaging with this history, have studied international relations in …

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Who’s Who: Dr Haitham Saad Al-Oudah is the First Secretary of the Saudi Foreign Ministry

RIYADH: On the evening of February 7, young women across the country sat in front of their screens to watch a particular story unfold that sheds light on coming of age, love, dealing with trauma, dealing with loss, taboo original, obsolete anime references, and coming to terms with one’s own …

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Christchurch strengthens ties with Australia, the United States, South Korea and China

The press A China Southern Airlines Boeing 787 landed in Christchurch in 2014. Before Covid, the airline flew direct to Christchurch from Guangzhou. Christchurch wants to strengthen its ties with Australia, the United States, South Korea and China – but it may take some time before tangible benefits are reaped. …

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Israeli Naftali Bennett mediates between Ukraine and Russia, but critics slam neutrality

After meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 5, Bennett made two phone calls to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and ended the day with a dinner meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin. The story continues under the ad The urgency of his shuttle diplomacy – not only for …

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Leaders of Turkey and Greece talk in rare meeting

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, right, sits in front of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, left, as he leads a ceremony for Orthodox Christians at the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, March 13, 2022 Mitsotakis is in Istanbul for talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a rare …

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Shepaug to host annual Global Business Forum

WASHINGTON — Former journalist and human rights activist Wendy Luers will join students from the Shepaug Valley School’s Humanities Department at the 18th annual Shepaug Global Affairs Forum from 2-4 p.m. March, at Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens at Washington Depot. The Shepaug Global Affairs Forum is an annual …

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Maduro expresses interest in better relations between Venezuela and the United States

But he appeared to indicate he was ready to accede to U.S. demands to resume negotiations with adversaries as the first building block for any relief from U.S. sanctions that have dogged the OPEC nation for years. “We agreed to work on a program for the future, matters of interest,” …

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Decency in Oz’s Foreign Policy: The Bell Tolls for You

International relations are the work of desperate hope, assailed by brutal lessons. For the society of states, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s monstrous rendezvous with history in Ukraine is a trauma, a test and a teaching moment. Turning Russia into a pariah, Putin demonstrates that force does not always do good. …

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War crimes: how Putin could be tried before the International Criminal Court

The US Embassy in Kyiv said Friday that Russia committed a war crime by attacking a nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Alleged Russian use of cluster bombs and so-called vacuum bombs in densely populated areas with many civilians was also described as a war crime. “I want to be very …

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Chinese double talk in Ukraine becomes unsustainable

The result was an exercise in cognitive dissonance, with a narrative that accepts Moscow’s security concerns, blames the West for creating the problem, refuses to refer to ‘war’ or ‘invasion’ and laments unprecedented punishment – all key Russian talking points – but also asserts Ukraine’s sovereignty and tries to stay …

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Global Times: China won’t abandon principles to mend US ties: GT investigation

(March 1): A recent survey conducted by the world times showed that most Chinese people do not expect the United States to correct its mistakes and mend its relations with China, and even believe that bilateral relations will continue to deteriorate. Chinese experts on China-US relations have said that after …

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Some confusion over SA’s stance on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

On Thursday, Day 2 of the invasion, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation issued a stern statement calling on Russia to immediately withdraw its troops from Ukraine. FILE: This handout photo made available by the Russian Defense Ministry on September 13, 2021 shows the ‘Zapad-2021’ joint military exercises of …

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Russia and Ukraine: what are the stakes of this crisis?

As Russian forces close in on Kiev, ‘a new world order’ is upon us and Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine will echo for years to come, according to North West political scientist and expert Jordan Gans-Morse of the former Soviet Union. In order to make sense of the developing news, …

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Ukraine. Expert says New Zealand’s actions against Russian invasion are ‘of global significance’

An international relations expert said that although New Zealand is small, the government’s position on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is still of global importance. Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops to breakaway regions of Ukraine this week, a move that has seen world leaders sanction Russia in hopes of averting …

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What distinguishes the development of higher education in China?

CHINA The recent spectacle of the opening of the Winter Olympics in Beijing was an opportunity to reflect on China’s change and its relationship with global society since the city hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics. Partly because of the pandemic, the opening ceremony came across as a much more restrained …

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JCPOA may be flat, but there’s still hope to rekindle US-Iran relations

As US-Iranian relations continue to be adversarial after Trump, any path to reconciliation should involve the US administration engaging directly with and listening to the general Iranian public, writes Kourosh Ziabari. A portrait of U.S. President Joe Biden is taped to a balloon during a ceremony marking the anniversary of …

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Towards a Truly Free and Active Foreign Policy – Analysis – Eurasia Review

Relations between Indonesia and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are once again tense. On December 1, 2021, some diplomats representing the PRC government sent a protest letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemlu) regarding the exploration of natural resources in the northern waters …

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Emirates News Agency – Emiratis pursuing a career in diplomacy are invited to apply to the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy

ABU DHABI, 13th February, 2022 (WAM) — The Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA) today announced the launch of its admission campaign and calls on all aspiring diplomats to apply before the deadline of March 13, 2022. Renowned for its diplomatic capacity development, research and thought leadership initiatives, the Academy has …

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Ellis to head the Santa Fe Council on International Relations | Local News

Lisa Ellis has been named executive director of the Santa Fe Council on International Relations, according to the organization. Santa Fe-based Ellis begins in the role Feb. 22 and takes over from acting director James Falk, according to a press release. She was appointed by the organization’s board of directors. …

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International diplomacy: on the verge of collapse

During the weekend of January 28, 2022, Russia moved blood supply near its border with Ukraine, where tens of thousands of Russian troops have gathered, further adding to US concern that an invasion is imminent. When stored at 6°C, donated blood can last up to approximately six weeks. Time is …

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Ukrainian scholars discuss the current crisis with Russia | Today

By Nick Erickson Even the brightest minds at the heart of the conflict or strongly connected to it struggle to understand what is happening and what will come next. Will Russia, with troops stationed on Ukraine’s eastern border, invade? Or is it a highly organized bullying game? Basically, there’s enough …

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President Biden announces 3 key nominees

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intention to name the following leaders to serve as key leaders in his administration: Reuben Brigety, candidate for the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of South Africa MaryKay Carlson, candidate for the position of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary …

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Lapid said he would warn the prime minister that allowing the illegal Evyatar outpost would strain relations with the United States

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has warned the government that plans to retroactively allow the illegal Evyatar outpost in the West Bank could strain relations with the United States and lead to a backlash from the international community , according to a report by the daily Haaretz. News broke Wednesday morning …

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Alive and powerful in the new geopolitics

Two decades after the 9/11 attacks, the United States and the West have lost appetite for counterinsurgency, stabilization, and state-building efforts. Beyond the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan, many such projects have been mired in poor governance by problematic local partners whose corruption and parochialism have undermined efforts to build capable …

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US pledges to put Russia on the defensive at UN Security Council

FILE In this photo released by the State Duma, the press service of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addresses the State Duma, the lower house of parliament in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Lavrov said the US response contained some elements that …

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Rights groups warn Biden against blacklisting Yemen’s Houthis | Joe Biden News

Washington D.C.- When the Biden administration stripped Yemen’s Houthi rebels of the “terrorist” group label last February, it cited the potentially “devastating” effects the designation would have on Yemeni civilians’ access to lifesaving humanitarian aid. But less than a year later, President Joe Biden said the group’s re-naming was “under …

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Japan’s border crackdown leaves students in limbo and the economy in a pinch

A passerby wearing a protective face mask walks through an alley of an izakaya pub, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Two years after Japan locked its borders …

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THIS LAND OF HUMANITY (1996) BY PRAMOEDYA ANATA TOER – THE AWAKENING OF A SUBJECT NATION IN ITS OWN TERRITORY

GABY RUSLI WRITTEN – Faith teaches us that all men are created equal, but we choose to enslave one another. European empires colonized almost every country in the world, and although colonialism was linked to progress, it marked and changed nations. For Indonesia, foreign occupation inspired a romantic and patriotic …

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China hits out at Japan and US after Biden, Kishida discuss Beijing in video meeting

China has denounced talks between US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Beijing with Washington and Tokyo, raising concerns about “predatory” moves by the mainland. As Prime Minister Kishida and President Biden discussed China in a virtual meeting, the Chinese Embassy in Japan said on Saturday …

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5 points on Aparna Yadav, the sister-in-law of Akhilesh Yadav, the latest BJP recruit in UP

UP Polls: Aparna Yadav is the daughter-in-law of Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav (File) New Delhi: Aparna Yadav, the sister-in-law of Samajwadi party leader Akhilesh Yadav, joined the BJP in Delhi today to deliver a blow to the party ahead of next month’s elections in Uttar Pradesh. Ms Yadav …

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International students come to USF for a multicultural experience – The Crow’s Nest at USF St. Petersburg

Above photo: Moe Hattori is studying international relations, majoring in English, at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. Courtesy of Sophia George | The Crow’s Nest By Sophie Georges The University of South Florida is one of the nation’s leading universities for study abroad and exchange programs. Partnerships with universities …

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International support grows for Sea Row decision against China – Del Rosario

DASHED: A screenshot taken from the US State Department website shows a map of the South China Sea that was among the documents used to analyze China’s claim to aarea bounded by the so-called nine-dash line. In a 47-page study, the department said Beijing’s maritime claims in the South China …

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Graham Swift on the “Big” and “Small” Worlds

Your “Fireworks” story takes place at the end of October 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. What made you want to revisit this period? Photograph by Colin McPherson / Getty I think it was the story that made me revisit. It was like that, as it often seems to be. …

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BNP strengthens for the movement

While the official position of the BNP is that it has yet to decide whether it will run in the 2023 national elections, its goal for this year is to complete the party reorganization process and prepare for the election. The rationale for the reorganization is that the party wants …

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Two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan is a mom for the first time

Michelle Kwan presents the Female Athlete of the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Committee Best of US Awards on April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. When Michelle Kwan says she is “always full of surprises,” she’s not kidding. The two-time Olympic medalist (1998, 2002) shared a big revelation on Instagram …

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Advocacy for subnational diplomacy

Letter from the editor BY SHAWN DORMAN Welcome to this packed double edition of The Foreign Service Journal to start the new year. In addition to our regular programming, this issue features an exclusive interview with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, as well as a first-person account from Moscow Signal, …

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No one is able to teach others a lesson about democracy »Capital News

BEIJING, China, January 2 – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that Chinese diplomacy has progressed in a complex and fluid international landscape, writing new chapters of big country diplomacy with features distinctive Chinese. Wang made his remarks during a year-end interview with the Xinhua …

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GT exclusive: Chinese diplomat urges new German government not to play ‘Taiwan card’ as Lithuania aims to hold EU hostage

Yantian Port Photo: CFP Chinese diplomat in Germany urged new German government to play an active role in the EU, abide by the one-China principle and not play the “Taiwan card” or send false signals to the forces secessionists of “Taiwan independence”, as Lithuania wants. to hold the EU’s position …

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Despite clear division on big issues, Congress broadly agrees on China

Despite strong divisions on most major issues, Democrats and Republicans in Congress agree on at least one way to deal with China. President Joe Biden enacted a bipartisan bill just before Christmas to ban goods from China’s Xinjiang region unless companies can prove they are not made by forced labor. …

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Fierce Sino-American competition criticized – Xinhua English.news.cn

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang (right) is seen in a broad interview with U.S. media on December 20, 2021. [Photo/china-embassy.org] Collaboration and consensus are good elements to progress, underlines the envoy China opposes Sino-U.S. Relations being defined as competitive because such a framework overshadows collaboration, and the …

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Thousands of Christmas flights canceled as Omicron spreads

PictureTravelers attempted to bypass the disruption on Christmas Eve morning at Kennedy International Airport in Queens.Credit…Dave Sanders for The New York Times Thousands of potential travelers received last-minute cancellations of their Christmas flights on Friday and Saturday due to the recent Omicron case spike, including among airline employees. The number …

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China Lobbying Against MCC | Nepalese time

A A US $ 500 million grant to modernize Nepal’s infrastructure at first glance appears to be delayed due to domestic politics. But the real reason seems to be Beijing’s opposition to the project and its pressure on politicians not to implement the project. Sources say the Chinese government has …

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China to impose reciprocal sanctions on four US citizens

Zhao Lijian Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs China has decided to impose sanctions on four US individuals as a reciprocal countermeasure against US sanctions against officials in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (northwest China) on baseless charges of alleged issue rights in the region, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign …

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Most vaccines around the world are unlikely to prevent infection with Omicron

A growing body of preliminary research suggests that the Covid vaccines used in most countries around the world offer almost no defense against infection with the highly contagious variant of Omicron. All vaccines still seem to offer a significant degree of protection against serious illnesses caused by Omicron, which is …

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Another Quad type network is the last thing Asia needs

Indonesian Foreign Ministers Retno Marsudi (right) and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) hold a joint press conference after their meeting at the Foreign Ministry’s office in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 14 2021. / Getty Indonesian Foreign Ministers Retno Marsudi (right) and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) hold …

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UAE tells US it will suspend F-35 talks amid Huawei malaise

DUBAI / WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates have informed the United States it will suspend talks to acquire F-35 fighter jets, a United Arab Emirates official said on Tuesday as part of a $ 23 billion deal that also includes drones and other ammunition. The sale of 50 …

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Building a community of destiny for humanity

The closing meeting of the 4th session of the 13th National People’s Congress is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 11, 2021. / Xinhua The closing meeting of the 4th session of the 13th National People’s Congress is held at the Great …

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Tibetans join IOC to protest Beijing Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Two Tibetan students chained themselves to the Olympic rings on Saturday outside the Swiss headquarters of the International Olympic Committee to call for an international boycott of next year’s winter games. The couple were part of the latest protest against the 2022 Olympics against Beijing’s human …

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Why is Russia so adamant about annexing an independent Ukraine?

As Russian troops continue to build up along the country’s border with Ukraine, heightened tensions have brought to mind the turbulent but critical history between the two nations. Ukraine’s struggle for freedom even partially arose out of Russia’s own history. Led for centuries by a number of historic empires, a …

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New German government promises tough approach on China, Russia

Germany’s new government promises a tougher stance on Russia and China, a change in musical mood that will affect the rest of Europe, where Berlin has traditionally been the moderating voice and defined the central pitch. So far, these are just promises, soothing words to members of the coalition’s three …

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Taiwan to attend US summit for democracy as China snubbed

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Taiwan will participate in a virtual US Democracy Summit this week after countries like China and Russia failed to make the attendees list, another sign of US support for Asian democracy. East. Hsiao Bi-khim, Taiwan’s de facto Ambassador to the United States, and Digital Minister Audrey Tang, …

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