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Two colours blue of the French flag

DiploFoundation

17 November 2021

Flags

In 2018, France changed the blue of its national flag. The darkened blue of the Tricolore was almost unnoticeable until it was mentioned by Elit Blondet and Paul Larrouturou in their book ‘Elysee Confidential’. ...

Who’s behind a cyberattack?

Anastasiya Kazakova

Unravelling cyberattacks through a simulation game A seemingly ordinary Monday. You enter your office, turn on your computer, and grab a cup of coffee. As you settle in your desk to check your emails and connect to t...

How Afghanistan changed 30 flags in 102 years

Jovan Kurbalija

19 August 2021

Flags

Update on flags and diplomacy: Two colours blue of  the French flag Afghanistan’s Independence Day (19 August) came only days after the Taliban seized control of capital Kabul. The entire world focused on the unfo...

Diplomatic immunity: The reality of the sources of the law

Alan Franklin

It is generally understood that the source of the law on diplomatic immunity (DI) is the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Immunity (VCDR), and the immunities of consular officers is the Vienna Convention on Consula...

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Resources

2021

OK Corral 140 Years Later: Between Frontier Violence and the Emerging Rule of Law

It was a hundred and forty years ago today that Wyatt Earp took his group to fight the outlaws of the Clanton gang. It was a bright, windy and chilly day of October 26, 1881 that – without its actors being exactly aware of – paved the way for the rule of law to b... Read more...

1988

South Africa and the Simonstown Agreements

In John Young (ed.), The Foreign Policy of Churchill’s Peacetime Administration 1951-1955 (Leicester UP, 1988)... Read more...

document, Paper

1989

South Africa

In R. Allison and P. Williams (eds), Superpower Competition and Crisis Prevention in the Third World (Cambridge UP, 1989), pp. 206-16.... Read more...

a group of men standing next to each other, poster, Roy Allison

1989

The role of the super powers

In John D. Brewer (ed.), Can South Africa Survive? (Macmillan, London, 1989), pp. 9-34. ... Read more...

a picture of a sign that says UNK, poster, Enterprise and politics in South Africa

2019

Diplomatic Security under a Comparative Lens – Or Not?

“Diplomatic security” is the term now usually preferred to “diplomatic protection” for the steps taken by states to safeguard the fabric of their diplomatic and consular missions, the lives of their diplomatic and consular officers, and the integrity of their c... Read more...

diplomatic security a comparative analysis, Diplomatic Security: A Comparative Analysis

1996

International Politics: States, Power and Conflict since 1945, Third Edition

This textbook is designed to support a general undergraduate course on International Relations. It is based on the second year course which I taught at the University of Leicester in the late 1970s and 1980s. The book was first published in 1987 and was brought out in ... Read more...

analysing genre language use in professional settings, Analysing Genre: Language Use in Professional Settings