BREXIT, South Asians and the Importance of Values

BREXIT, South Asians and the Importance of Values

The BREXIT imbroglio has tangentially involved South Asians on several occasions, first during Britain’s EU referendum in 2016 and later in the subsequent debates as to Britain’s future relationship with the EU. The situation raises many values issues in both official and public diplomacy, particularly with regard to truthfulness and credibility. Part of Prime Minister…

The Road Always Taken

The Road Always Taken

Foreign policy is generally reflective of both what a country values and its interests are. Values are beliefs or ideals about what is good or desirable; interests broadly refer to a country’s goals or ambitions. For instance, Switzerland favours non-interventionism, implying that the country values state-sovereignty and self-determination and its interests lie in avoiding unnecessary…