Diplomacy

  • Can I be a feminist and still go to Iran?

    Two events of particular importance took place last week: the opening of the Women’s World Chess Championship and an official visit by Swedish EU Affairs and Trade Minister Ann Linde leading a business delegation in  Tehran. Both events have reignited the debate about how self-proclaimed feminists should engage with...
  • The Caribbean community honours Castro

    On 26 July 1953, approximately 160 young men stormed the Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba in a revolt against then dictator Fulgencio Batista. The revolt, spearheaded by a 26-year-old lawyer, Fidel Castro, did not succeed at first. However, it marked the beginning of almost six years of...
  • diplomacy and social media

    Diplomacy in the age of social media

    That social media has revolutionized the way we communicate in every aspect is certainly not news to us. Not only individuals, but also companies, public administrations, newspapers, TV shows and decision makers fell in the vortex of this fast, rich and free way to communicate with a potentially infinite...
  • Once Upon a Time, there was Chinese “non-interventionism” policy

      In South Sudan, China is abandoning its usual policy to protect its energetic (and economic) interests WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SOUTH SUDAN? South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, is the youngest state in the world. It was formally created on the 9th July 2011,...