Tag Archives: foreign policy

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Iran nuclear talks resume, but is confidence enough for a deal?

Melbourne: With the resumption of nuclear talks between Iran, the United States and other members of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on November 29, a question looms. Is engagement with Iran likely to bear diplomatic fruit or be wasted? Negotiated in 2015 by the Obama administration (alongside Germany, …

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Kuleba opens ASEAN’s first research center in Ukraine

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has opened a first ASEAN research center at the Institute for International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv. The opening ceremony took place on Tuesday, October 19 and brought together academic leaders and ambassadors from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), …

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China’s perception of US international politics

(Artistic conception: Jean-Dominique Lavoix-Carli) Relations between the two superpowers, the United States and China, dominate the international world. Here we watch the way China perceives American foreign relations. How the United States perceives China and how the former see it as a threat, what this will imply in terms of …

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Hegemonic strategies and regional order (Thursday, October 14, 2021) • City, University of London

Overview Developing an original theoretical approach to understanding the roots of regional conflicts and cooperation, International Relations in the Middle East explores the dynamics of national and international foreign policy for an accessible insight into how and why the regional order of the Middle East has changed over time. Highlighting …

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Finding a new vocabulary for the old foreign policy

U.S. foreign policy has long focused more on the evocative vocabulary used to describe it than on the geopolitical reality it is meant to address. The vocabulary that politicians and the media use to define foreign policy is part of a web of artificially generated illusions that serve not so …

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Why nations that fail women fail

September 11, 2021 AAFTER AMERICA and its allies overthrew the Taliban in 2001, the enrollment rate of Afghan girls in primary school has risen from 0% to over 80%. Infant mortality has halved. Forced marriage has been made illegal. Many of these schools were broken and many families ignored the …

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Who is Ebrahim Raisi? Die-hard judge set to win 2021 Iranian presidential election

Iranian chief justice Ebrahim Raisi was due to win the country’s presidential election on Saturday morning, after the remaining candidates in the race conceded, including his politically moderate main challenger. Many Iranians feel sidelined by Iran’s authoritarian religious establishment. Millions of people boycotted the elections. The country’s election watchdog, the …

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A proud nation kneels in humiliation

In the sixties, India became the begging bowl of the world. Famine had left the country unable to feed its own people. Indira Gandhi was not one to tolerate global insults. She started the green revolution because of which the granaries of the country are full today. India aspires to …

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Shaheen and Collins present resolution condemning attack on girls’ school in Kabul and urging international support for Afghan women and girls

May 25, 2021 (Washington, DC) – US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a bipartisan resolution with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) in the Senate condemning the recent devastating attack on a girls’ school in Kabul that has made more than 85 dead and 150 injured. people, and also expressing U.S. solidarity …

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Is Annalena Baerbock the next Chancellor of Germany?

German voters will go to the polls on September 26. As the country’s general elections quickly approach, there is every chance that Annalena Baerbock will become the next German Chancellor at the end of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 16-year term. For several weeks now, the Baerbock party–the Greens–takes first place in …

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