Stories about International Relations from December, 2016
"Why do they mess about? They should just appoint themselves immortals and pass a law banning death from visiting them."
When Prime Minister Abe Shinzo didn't really mention the war when he visited Pearl Harbor for the 75th anniversary of Japan's surprise attack against the United States.
With the end of the devastating siege of eastern Aleppo, the world watches, parses and argues over the meaning of the media messages being shared by those remaining within it.
It would be a shame to ignore 2016's less publicized, but still important events, so here goes our look back at the good stuff this year in the French-speaking world.
Argentinian politician Juan Carlos Giordano of the 'Socialist Left' party called on the government of Argentina to cut all diplomatic ties with the Assad regime.
"The xenophobia has terrible consequences, doesn't it? Therefore, please stop spreading it!"
A Russian opposition politician fires a rare volley of dissent regarding his country's involvement in the war in Syria.
Maria Zakharova, the colorful spokeswoman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry, accused Facebook administrators of working for the Islamic State, after the network temporarily unpublished one of her posts on Monday.
Political leaders and citizens worldwide have reacted in different ways to the recent passing Fidel Castro, and Cuba and Africa were closest on healthcare.
For ten years, a U.S. embassy operated quietly in Accra, the capital of the West African country of Ghana. But the embassy wasn't an embassy at all.
"What Trump is doing now might be a maneuver...He tries to make China nervous by befriending Taiwan, and then he can get a better deal with China."
This Sunday, Michael McFaul proposed a novel idea: he reached out to the chief editor of Russia Today, offering to host his own television show on the network.
Donald Trump, the next president of the United States, shocked the people of Taiwan on Dec. 2, when he tweeted about a congratulatory phone call he'd received from Taiwan's president.
Cyprus has been split in two since Turkish forces invaded the northern part of the island in 1974. Current negotiations are described as the “last chance” for a successful resolution.
The Bengali New Year’s Celebration of Democracy and Diversity Is Declared Intangible Cultural Heritage
"As long as Bangladesh lives, there will be this type of New Year's celebration...This is the image of a secular Bangladesh.
Rock music available online shows how a peculiar bridge, bringing the people of former Yugoslavia and Poland closer together, developed over the last four decades.
A new Uzbek president can change a lot of things between the two countries.
Russia and China's cyber cooperation is a marriage of convenience that reflects a shared priority: regime stability.
"Iran is not uniquely paradoxical: what's unique is that most people don’t know about Iran."