Values in Diplomacy

I was much struck by a recent comment by Henry Kissinger in response to a question about his views on Vladimir Putin. Kissinger describes Mr Putin as someone who “comes out of Dostoevsky”. The reference to the great Russian author in an interview about foreign policy motivations highlights the importance of values in diplomacy. Values…

Africa’s Post Decolonisation and Globalisation Dilemma

Following its formation, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) assumed the mantle of being recognised as the African continent’s premier continental political organisation. In 2000 the organisation adopted a new Charter called the Constitutive Act which replaced the existing Charter. Simultaneously the OAU was renamed the African Union (AU) which was accorded similar recognition as…