Western countries and corporations’ unexpectedly strong rebuke of Russia following its invasion of Ukraine has surprised many, but now, two months into the conflict, the UN is facing growing criticism of its multilateral efforts to secure peace.
April 29, 2022
It is not just the French populace that is holding its breath as the final round of presidential election on Sunday sees incumbent Emmanuel Macron face off against far-right Marine Le Pen.
April 24, 2022
Climate change has long been seen as a challenge we have decades left to combat, yet a hard-hitting report released on Monday has the stark message that it is a case of “now or never.”
April 07, 2022
April Fool’s Day is an annual April 1 custom centered on practical jokes and hoaxes, but rarely is it the moment for an important political summit. However, that will change on Friday with a virtual EU-China summit, which comes at a crucial moment in relations between the two.
March 31, 2022
With US-German ties at a potentially historic pivot point, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz makes his first major official trip outside Europe on Monday to meet US President Joe Biden.
February 05, 2022
A major new defense pact signed last week between Japan and Australia highlights Tokyo’s growing strategic importance as a partner in an emerging international, anti-China alliance.
January 09, 2022
Late December is traditionally a time to look forward to the hope of a new year, especially in the midst of the worst pandemic for a century. Yet, at a time of growing geopolitical disorder, this month is also a key historical moment to look in the rear-view mirror.
December 23, 2021
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday criticized China for the failure of President Xi Jinping to show up at the COP26 climate change summit, amid wider international concern.
November 04, 2021
The climate change agenda has had a lower profile since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the next month may see a global diplomatic super-surge given that success at November’s COP26 summit in Glasgow remains in the balance.
September 23, 2021