• Global diplomacy under the gun in the time of coronavirus

    Global diplomacy under the gun in the time of coronavirus0

    WASHINGTON – Entire countries are on lockdown, state visits canceled, travel curtailed, key meetings postponed or moved online. The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered international diplomacy. While the interruptions may seem to many like trivial inconveniences for a well-heeled jet set, they may have significant implications for matters of war and peace, arms control and

  • The week in foreign policy0

    28 Feb The week in foreign policy

    Posted at 12:24h
    in UK Perspectives
    by Flora Holmes

    This week, the BFPG team were in Dundee hosting an event on Dundee’s international links and ambitions. Meanwhile in the week in foreign policy, global panic over the coronavirus intensified, US President Trump visited Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in India, and EU Commissioner Ursula von der Leyen took a delegation of commissioners to Addis Ababa.

    Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland write for The House magazine that the UK must stand up for protesters in Hong Kong if it is to be a truly Global Britain. The government, Carmichael writes, should reopen the historic BNO passport scheme and establish the right to above in the UK for BNO passport holders. He argues this should run alongside six-monthly reports that will judge whether the historic Joint Declaration between the UK and China over Hong Kong has been breached.

    In Europe, this wee..

  • Presidential Diplomacy

    Presidential Diplomacy0

    As the first President of the United States, George Washington established precedents in every aspect of his administration. Diplomacy was no exception. Washington believed that negotiation was vastly preferable to any other pursuit, and he followed this ideology and took the leading role in diplomatic relations during his presidency. The major diplomatic issues facing Washington included American western settlers’


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