Shaun Riordan asks, "As U.S. hegemony declines and a more genuinely multipolar world system emerges, will alternative approaches to diplomacy and global governance also emerge?"
Shaun Riordan revisits his earlier blog post and attempts to quantify what qualifies as diplomatic behavior.
Shaun Riordan on how creating more subsets of diplomacy can lead to confusion about what diplomacy actually is.
In late spring of 1974, Washington newspapers were crammed with headlines about Watergate and impeachment. But President Nixon was 6,500 miles away in Saudi Arabia, in the middle of an ambitious 10-day, seven-stop foreign trip. His ill-fated mission — derided by critics as "impeachment diplomacy" — holds a lesson for President Trump: While successes in foreign policy can help distract from troubles at home, domestic problems can also spill over into foreign policy and have long-reaching consequences.
This new video from PBS News Hour discusses the details of the 15-member United Nations Security Council agreement to endorse a peace process in Syria, including the significance of the deal, the next steps in the process, and what’s at stake for President Bashar al-Assad.
Last week the Lowy Institute hosted a speech by Australia's Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop. If you haven't already listened to it, you can do so here. It's worth staying tuned for the Q&A where Bishop skilfully handled a number of tough questions.