The World of Diplomacy
Erdogan v. Macron: Power, Faith And The Opposite Of Diplomacy
Things are heating up between Erdogan and Macron, leading to the recall of the French ambassador in Ankara. France’s efforts in training local imams may thwart Turkey’s policy of influence through religion. ISTANBUL — Insulting French President Emmanuel Macron is definitely the new pet project for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who’s
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Boosting economic diplomacy
ISLAMABAD: Recently, the government set up two high-level economic coordination forums – the Economic Outreach Apex Committee and Coordination Group and the Economic Outreach Apex Committee. The prime minister will head the former forum while Dr. Moeed Yusuf, PM’s Special Assistant on National Security, will lead the latter. It is
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Erdogan warns France to “not conflict with Turkey”
Turkish President Recep Erdogan warned his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, this Saturday “not to get into conflict with Turkey” when the tension between the two countries about the situation in the Mediterranean rises in tone. “Don’t try to quarrel with the Turkish people. Don’t try to fight Turkey. You will
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The rise of digital economic diplomacy
After weeks of hard work and preparations, we were a week away from the Global Forum for Agricultural Innovation (GFIA), an agricultural trade fair that takes place annually in Abu Dhabi. We had been building momentum towards this event, planning a large incoming horticulture mission from the Netherlands, energized by
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Italy signed deals worth 2.5 billion euros with China
(Reuters) – Italy signed in 23 of May 2019  a preliminary accord with China on Saturday that makes it the first country of the Group of Seven industrialized nation to join the Chinese Belt and Road infrastructure project. Around 30 parallel deals were signed on the sidelines of the visit
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As Death Toll Mounts, Governments Point Fingers Over Coronavirus
The head of the World Health Organization said it was “not a time for excuses,” but some countries have been busily exchanging blame. An Iranian official claimed without evidence that the epidemic could be an American bioweapon, after some U.S. officials said the same about China. Saudi Arabia said its
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Hezbollah Readies for Next War Against Israel
BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon—Hilal stretched his legs in a plastic chair on the veranda outside his house, close to a Hezbollah military base in Hermel, Lebanon. Even in late summer, the night air here has a crisp edge to it, and stars dot the sky above the rust-red hills that separate
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Charting Progress in Mirziyoyev’s Uzbekistan
Three years of frenzied reform activity have certainly made a difference, but much work remains to be done. Three years since Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev assumed power following the death of authoritarian leader Islam Karimov, he has taken some concrete steps to improve the country’s human rights record. In early
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Biarritz in lockdown as G7 summit descends on French resort
More than 13,000 police arrive in town with authorities saying any unrest will not be tolerated The French seaside resort of Biarritz is under lockdown by security forces ahead of the G7 summit, with more than 13,000 police as well as a special magistrates court set up to try anyone committing
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Iran seizes two UK tankers in Strait of Hormuz
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he is “extremely concerned” by the seizure of two tankers by Iran. The Stena Impero is British-flagged and the Mesdar is Liberian-flagged but British owned. The Mesdar’s operator said the vessel was now free to continue its journey after it was boarded by armed
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