Diplomatic Studies

Saudi Arabia reins in its disastrous foreign policy

For muhammad bin salman, no news is good news. Since 2015, when he began a meteoric ascent from little-known Saudi…

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The U.S.-China Relationship Has Entered a New Phase

Two weeks after the virtual summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden, many have dismissed the…

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COP26 Exposed the Sorry State of Climate Diplomacy

As former U.S. President Barack Obama once mused, there are times in global diplomacy, as in baseball, when “hitting singles” is adequate. This…

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Public Diplomacy and South Korea’s Strategies

Abstract   In the age of globalization, public diplomacy has emerged as a significant style of diplomacy. Yet studies so…

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Public Diplomacy and Cultural Diplomacy

As public diplomacy has undergone a paradigm shift in the information age, cultural diplomacy remains loosely defined as a strand…

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Iran’s New Top Diplomats Are a Problem

As the sixth round of Vienna talks aimed at restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal ended in June, there was…

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Order Before Peace: Kissinger’s Middle East Diplomacy and Its Lessons for Today

The ignominious end to the U.S. war in Afghanistan dramatically underscored the complexity and volatility of the broader Middle East.

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Afghanistan Can Be an Opening for U.S. Diplomacy With Russia

On Feb. 15, 1989, Col. Gen. Boris Gromov became the last Soviet commander to leave Afghanistan, crossing the Friendship Bridge into…

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The Trust Factor of Oman’s Diplomacy in the US-Iranian Conflict

To understand Oman’s role in regional negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution is to appreciate its foreign policy.

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