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How should Foreign Leaders approach contentious Political Issues in other countries? Two perspectives.

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Barack Obama recently intervened in the UK’s debate over membership of the EU, arguing in favour of Britain remaining a member. But in an increasingly globalised world, how should foreign leaders approach national questions such as this?

Proceed with caution: a balanced approach is key – Sam Fearnley

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President Obama in Kenya
Africa / Americas

Is US Foreign Aid Failing Sexual Violence Survivors?

US and Kenyan Presidents together in Nairobi, July 2015. Image available on Flickr.

A few weeks ago, US President Barack Obama visited Kenya, during which time he strongly condemned female genital mutilation, early and forced marriages, sexual assault and domestic violence against women. At the speech at a Nairobi sports center, 5000 Kenyans were loudly …

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Asia / Blog

India’s Foreign Policy Overdrive

President Obama with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington – US Government via Flickr

It has been a year since a new government headed by Narendra Modi assumed office in New Delhi. Political pundits believe India has since done better at managing its external affairs than its internal affairs.  Foreign policy has figured prominently as a focus area …

Hillary Clinton speaking in Chicago, IL in 2006 - via WikiCommons
Americas / Blog

A New US Foreign Policy? Hillary Clinton and the White House in 2016

Hillary Clinton speaking in Chicago, IL in 2006 – via WikiCommons

On 12 April 2015 Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her much-awaited candidacy for President of the United States in the 2016 upcoming elections. “Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion” she claimed on Twitter and simultaneously launched her campaign website the …

IAF Sufa Fighters fly in formation over Israel. Photo Source Israel Defense Forces via Flickr Creative Commons.
Blog / Middle East and North Africa

Ukraine: An Israeli Problem?

IAF Sufa Fighters fly in formation over Israel. Photo Source: Israel Defense Forces via Flickr Creative Commons.

The Ukraine crisis has redefined the established parameters of international politics and upended the rational expectations of the West; prior to February it was unthinkable that Russia would resort to military force to protect its foreign interests in …