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Latest articles

Science diplomacy in practice: Interview with Amb. Bhaskar Balakrishnan


09 December 2022

Science diplomacy

What does science diplomacy look like in practice? In particular, how do diplomats from the...

Intercultural communication and logical fallacies

Biljana Scott

This blog is the first in a series in which I explore intercultural communication through the lens of logical fallacies, linking each fallacy to a current trend or event. I have chosen fallacies in the first instan...

Wreckers are as important as builders

Aldo Matteucci

02 August 2022

I was reading Eric Hobsbawn’s excellent eulogy on Tony Judt this rainy morning. One sentence struck me. Speaking of the end of the Communist system, this Marxist historian stated: The real heroes of the period [i...

Diplomacy as poetry

Biljana Scott

Can poetry help diplomacy? A joke, surely! Poetry and diplomacy are worlds apart and have nothing in common other than using language as a medium. Diplomacy is devoid of poetry unless, that is, we count the allitera...

A brief history of Yoga diplomacy

Asoke Mukerji

Yoga, said Narendra Modi at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September 2014, is not just exercise. \'By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can also help us deal with climate change.\'...

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