Under the Obama administration, U.S. policy toward North Korea largely has devolved into the president sitting in the Oval Office, closing his eyes, and hoping the nuclear monsters will go away [...] If Pyongyang is ever going to talk about human rights, it will do so only after it feels more secure. If there is any hope for evolutionary change within the North, such a process will be advanced by greater cultural and economic cooperation.
Speaking at a conference chaired by Senator Sherry Rehman titled ‘The Road to 2016: Negotiating Deadlock and Diplomacy with India and Afghanistan’, participants discussed Jinnah Institute’s Track II diplomacy efforts for building sustained channels of bilateral and multilateral engagements and for offering alternative recommendations on regional policy issues.
The Belarusian-Russian twin-town relations create a unique environment for productive trade and economic cooperation and the development of public diplomacy as well as make up a spiritual component part of the brotherhood of the two nations, [...] public organization Twinned Towns Boris Batura said at the 8th meeting of Belarusian and Russian twin towns in Podolsk on 27 November, BelTA informs.
This article unpacks Turkey’s transition from being a historically status-quo nation to that of a proactive international player, using as examples the recent formation of a middle power alliance with Mexico, Indonesia, Korea and Australia (MIKTA), an emphasis on religion as an “explicitly recognized factor of influence on foreign policy,” and economic cooperation with developing countries such as Somalia, Sudan, Syria and the former Soviet Republics in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Korean and British companies' cooperation is currently underway in the Philippines and Vietnam. If the two sides work closely together to find other areas, the British minister said, they will be able to find more opportunities in other Asian markets as well.
Near the top of the list of issues Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping of China will discuss at this week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Beijing is their cooperation on containing Ebola.
China's largest steel maker Hebei Iron & Steel Group is planning to set up ahigh-volume joint venture in South Africa. The first phase of the project with a three-million-ton capacity will start construction in 2015and be put into use in 2017. The second phase with two million tons of capacity will startproduction in 2019. The project is expecting a total annual capacity of five million tons upon completion.