Month: November 2021

Weekly Recap: Nov 22 to Nov 28

Weekly Recap: Nov 22 to Nov 28

Nov 29: At least 27 refugees and asylum seekers die while crossing the English Channel, The Socialist Party of Venezuela clinches a big victory winning 20 out of 23 governor posts, China reduces its diplomatic engagement with Lithuania following the Baltic state’s opening of a de facto embassy in Taiwan.

Weekly Recap: Nov 15 to Nov 21

Weekly Recap: Nov 15 to Nov 21

Nov 22: Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon forest soared to the highest level since 2006, US President Biden and Chinese President Xi met to discuss how to improve their ties, COVID-19 protestors in the Netherlands turned violent as they pelted the police with stones and fireworks. 

Micro-Powers: City Diplomacy and the Future of Global Relations

Micro-Powers: City Diplomacy and the Future of Global Relations

In the face of nebulous politics, wavering reliability of central governments and an ever-growing need for collective action in crises, cities may present themselves as the rising stars of global politics. What is city diplomacy, and what value might it bring to a city’s inhabitants, and nations as a whole? The IAS Gazette explores the growing role of micro-powers in the international relations landscape.

Global Health Diplomacy: A Call for Global Solidarity

Global Health Diplomacy: A Call for Global Solidarity

The nearly two-year long pandemic has taught the world a myriad of things. From a global health perspective, one critical fact has been highlighted: the virus transcends national borders. With the world becoming increasingly globalised and interconnected, experts predict that it is only a matter of time before the next global health crisis emerges. How then, can world leaders and international stakeholders step up to the rising challenges surrounding global health to secure the health of nations?

Weekly Recap: Nov 1 to Nov 7

Weekly Recap: Nov 1 to Nov 7

Nov 8: US House of Representatives passes US$1 trillion infrastructure bill, Tigray forces join hands with nine opposition groups in coalition against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega set to win a fourth term in widely-criticised election.

Duality of Hard and Soft Power

Duality of Hard and Soft Power

What is soft power? Is soft power by and large an extension of hard power? Could states build and project soft power? If so, how? Ultimately, are hard power and soft power different sides of the same coin? Renée and Ryan from The IAS Gazette explore the duality of hard and soft power in this article.

Weekly Recap: Oct 25 to Oct 31

Weekly Recap: Oct 25 to Oct 31

Nov 1: General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan ousts Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in a military coup in Sudan, Iran’s nuclear negotiations to resume by the end of November, China’s Foreign Minister warns that countries, including the US would pay the price if they continue to “wilfully” push their overtures on Taiwan.

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