Global Politics

Why in the time of war we need diplomacy more than ever

Why in this time of war we need diplomacy more than ever

What scope is there for diplomacy to play a more effective role in mediating wars and conflicts? On the occasion of the publication of the 8th edition of Satow’s Diplomatic Practice edited by Ivor Roberts, we bring together four former distinguished diplomats to answer that and related questions.

Africans after war in Ukraine

Out of Step: The West’s Waltz with Africa

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine produced a mixed diplomatic response from Africa. This article explores the reasons why Africa did not vote as a bloc to condemn the Russian invasion and asks if Africa will be drawn into a new version of the old Cold War. How can that be avoided and what measures should the West take to revamp and refresh its relationships with Africa at a time when the international order is rapidly changing?

Sino-Indian Rivalry

How Sino-Indian Rivalry is Shaping South Asian Geopolitics

Sino-Indian rivalry has intensified throughout South Asia. While the future of Sino-Indian relations is uncertain, smaller countries in the region of South Asia seek to maximise their economic benefits by playing China and India against each other.

Global politics around Russia-Ukrain war

Global perspectives on Russia-Ukraine War: The West vs. The Rest?

This report, co-authored by leading analysts from both the western and non-western worlds, provides different perspectives about the ongoing Ukraine war and global politics more generally. It also analyses some prominent issues arising from the war, such as the principle of respect for sovereignty.