Diplomacy & International Institutions
By Sana Chaudhry |
Investment into Indigenous languages remains a low priority for the Australian government. Yet without more federal coordination and funding, Indigenous languages risk being lost forever. Protecting linguistic diversity is a global responsibility and Australia needs to accelerate its efforts.
By Nick Lokker |
As the European strategic autonomy debate has heated up over the past few years, there has been increasing discussion about the idea of a pan-European nuclear deterrent. Yet numerous obstacles stand in the way of realizing this ambition in the short- to medium-term.
By Jonathan Stutte |
Charged Affairs Staff Writer interviewed IDS International CEO Nick Dowling -- an acknowledged expert in the foreign policy and security spaces -- on what President-Elect Biden's foreign policy will look like.
Forthcoming ICC Order on the Jurisdiction in the Palestinian Territories – a Beginning of the Court’s End?
By Maksim Greinoman |
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is seized with a request for a ruling the extent of its jurisdiction. The result of this decision will have implications on the whole institution's future.
By Michael Purzycki |
Twenty-five years after its devastating war, Bosnia and Herzegovina remains deeply divided by religion and ethnicity. Young Bosnians, however, are more likely to cross divides. Membership in NATO and the European Union would buttress their efforts.
By Nick Lokker |
Recent protests in Bulgaria have unveiled the country's long-standing problems with corruption and the rule of law, in the latest example of the EU's issue of anti-democratic regimes among its member states. If the bloc does not take action to address these concerns, its legitimacy could be compromised.
By Teresa Kennedy |
Political and military debates over the retirement of the US carrier fleet raises questions over what platform will fill the carrier's role in projecting US soft power.
By John Ashley |
Italy recently made the news with the announcement that it had decided to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), making it the first G7 nation to do so. The BRI has become one of China’s signature foreign policy and economic initiatives. Many states in Central and South Asia, as well as some in Africa,…
By Adam Ratzlaff |
In the Americas, the multitude of regional organizations allow states to bypass the limitations of each organization and weakens the effectiveness of regional institutions. Rather than creating new organizations, the region should fix existing institutions.
The EU’s Second Chance to Fix Asylum Policy: How Third-country Agreements Create the Opportunity for Change
Agreements with third-countries aimed at discouraging the flow of asylum seekers into Europe are as necessary as they are flawed. The EU now has the opportunity to bring asylum policy exclusively into its own realm of governance, and address the shortcomings in the third-country agreements.
By Matt Cohen |
As the Syrian Civil War slowly draws to a close, diplomatic, strategic and ethical questions come to the forefront of the Arab League, which will debate Syria's readmission later this month.
As the US increasingly vacates its leadership role within international institutions, China seeks to fill the gap through regional institutions it dominates. This implies potential shifts in how multilateralism is practiced.