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Pelosi’s jet diplomacy

Why has US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi embarked upon a series of jetting to hotspots one after another -- Kyiv, Taipei and now Yerevan -- in recent months? The only…

Urgent need for economic diplomacy activism

‘It is therefore in advanced economies’ interest to help poorer countries reduce the mounting risk of little economic fires everywhere. …For starters, a pre-emptive multilateral debt-restructuring and relief initiative is…

Intricate diplomacy

THE Russian Federation’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, is today one of the longest-serving foreign ministers. In addition to his long tenure in the foreign office, he has served as Russia’s…

Diplomacy not war

The illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine is already causing enormous suffering. Our first concern must be for civilians across the country, now facing violence and displacement. And our first call…

Problematic diplomacy

After weeks of unsuccessfully attempting to either bully Russia’s Vladimir Putin into submission or bait him into war, US president Joe Biden may finally be looking for a face-saving exit…

Has diplomacy on Ukraine reached a dead end?

The failure of the United States and Russia this week to find a diplomatic solution to fizzing tensions over Eastern European security has increased the chance of a new Russian…

Diplomacy: economy first

Last week, the PM decided to constitute an ‘Economic Outreach Apex Committee’ headed by Dr Moeed Yousaf. This could well be the beginning of real change in Pakistan’s foreign policy…

The ‘Pawri’ diplomacy

The “almost” blasphemous has happened. An Indian music composer Yashraj Mukhate gave music to the Pakistani “Pawri girl” video. Banned, no. Arrested, no. Social boycott, no. Condemned, no. Maybe I…