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Africa Union tests diplomatic muscle with G20 entry

The Africa Union’s entry into the G20 group of the world’s most powerful economies highlights the continent’s growing influence and gives its leaders a stronger voice in global decision-making. African…

India’s diplomatic success

“The Quartet will be a model for those who desire peace and prosperity and will provide evidence of the great opportunities lost through conflicts and squandered by blind extremism at…

Diplomatic blundering

A SERIES of gaffes by our foreign minister has caused utter embarrassment. His penchant for media attention has landed the country in a diplomatic predicament often enough. His mixing of…

Pakistan’s Diplomatic Offensive

Pakistan’s diplomatic offensive

Whether one agrees with PM Imran Khan’s political philosophy or not, one just cannot disagree with what he said on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) during…

Diplomatic killings

JAMAL Khashoggi, a US resident, contributor to the Washington Post and vocal critic of the Saudi regime, entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2 and was killed therein,…

The Economics Of Influence

The economics of influence

In recent years, there has been a consistent increase in Chinese trade with and investment in South Asia. It has been argued that smaller states South Asia have welcome China’s…

A Diplomatic Journey

A diplomatic journey

Nicholas Barrington was an extraordinary diplomat who served in what were extraordinary times in the countries where he was posted. His engaging memoir, ‘Envoy’, takes the reader on a breezy…