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Foreign policy, general objectives that guide the activities and relationships of one state in its interactions with other states. The development of foreign policy is influenced by domestic considerations, the policies or behaviour of other states, or plans to advance specific geopolitical designs.

5 facts you need to understand the new global order

At least three competing versions of the future world order crashed together at the World Economic Forum’s gathering in Davos. There was the one peddled by a combative Donald Trump, calling for a full-scale US retreat from the current order. Another came from Chinese leaders who proposed a new global …

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US orders China to close Houston consulate in 3 days

Move follows espionage indictments against two Chinese nationals TSUKASA HADANO, Nikkei staff writer and KEN MORIYASU, Nikkei Asian Review chief desk editor BEIJING/NEW YORK — The U.S. has ordered China to shut its consulate in Houston within three days, a move that Washington said defends America but which Beijing denounced …

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By Angela Stent On July 1, Russia finished a week long period of voting in a referendum on 200 amendments to the 1993 Yeltsin constitution. President Vladimir Putin had first called for changes to the constitution in January, and, within a few months, all the amendments were ready. Official figures …

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Democracy imperiled in Africa by ‘reformers’ turned dictators

By Michael Rubin It is often forgotten that the worst dictators are often, early in their careers, lauded as reformers. In Iraq, Saddam Hussein was initially embraced as a “pragmatist” by diplomats and journalists alike. In 1991, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi the Nobel …

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