diplomacy

On Putin’s Red Lines

A classic definition of the difference between a politician and a statesman is that, in disagreements with other nations, the latter can understand the position of the other side. This being essential to diplomatic engagement, the speech given by President…

The Status of Crimea Is Far More Complicated Than Western Media Admits

“If there were a moral to be drawn from the Crimean War which might apply to the present it would be this: in a war between Russia and the West, it is the powers which keep out who will be…

Chile-China: Pressenza Agency in an event marking 50 years of diplomatic relations

The 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Chile was celebrated via an online event that underlined the cultural exchanges necessary from different points of view for the mutual understanding of history, literature, education and the role of the…

CODEPINK Calls on World Leaders, Including Joe Biden, to Condemn the Assassination of Iranian Scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

CODEPINK calls on world leaders, including U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, to condemn the illegal execution of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Fakhrizadeh was assassinated in the city of Absard outside of Tehran, Iran by a bombing attack followed by a…

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat a US Military Invasion of Venezuela

To the People of Venezuela Recently I wrote an article explaining how you could defeat, using nonviolent strategy, the US coup attempt that is taking place in your country. See ‘A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US Coup Attempt in…

Nationalism or multilateralism, war or peace

By Juan Gómez, World Centre for Humanist Studies. Let’s think about the necessary conditions for Peace and Nonviolence to prosper and, while we’re at it, the necessary characteristics that lead to conflict and confrontation. In terms of “nature”, all human…

Working towards a new type of relationship between nations: The diplomacy of Active Nonviolence

In her recent participation in the “Peace Building” round table organised by the Ministry of Foreign Relations and Human Mobility in Ecuador, Nelsy Lizarazo, President of the international news agency Pressenza, said, “The hallmark of Ecuador’s diplomacy is based on…

Divergence and consensus in UN diplomacy

Understanding the code words of diplomacy. Those of you who attempted to follow the discussion in real-time over the last two weeks at the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) at the United Nations in Geneva may have been non-plussed at the…

Diplomacy best answer to North Korea’s nuclear test

AFSC: Diplomacy best answer to North Korea’s nuclear test PUBLISHED: JANUARY 7, 2016 The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is deeply troubled by reports that North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test on Jan. 6. As longstanding opponents of nuclear…