Diplomacy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21360/all en IMF: Halt in Iran oil could push prices up 20-30% http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/global-economy/120125/imf-halt-iran-oil-could-push-prices-20-30 <p> Sanctioning Iran, the world&rsquo;s fifth largest oil producer, could trigger a shock to the oil market as serious as that caused by Libya&rsquo;s revolution last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/global-economy/120125/imf-halt-iran-oil-could-push-prices-20-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Global Economy Iran Business Diplomacy Global Economy Middle East Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:56:53 +0000 Luke Browne 5688877 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel presents Palestinians with border proposals and security arrangements http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120127/israel-presents-palestinians-border <p> Wednesday&#39;s verbal presentation in Amman marks the first time that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu&#39;s administration has broached the issue of borders with the Palestinians.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120127/israel-presents-palestinians-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Israel and Palestine Diplomacy Israel and Palestine Fri, 27 Jan 2012 15:59:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5689185 at http://www.globalpost.com New Israeli ambassador to Egypt takes office, solidifying ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120227/new-israeli-ambassador-egypt-takes-office-solidifying-ties <p> Yaacov Amitai&nbsp;replaces Yitzhak Levanon, who was evacuated from Cairo in September along with the rest of the mission&rsquo;s staff and their families after rioters stormed the Israeli embassy following the shooting of an Egyptian policeman on the Israel/Egypt border.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120227/new-israeli-ambassador-egypt-takes-office-solidifying-ties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Egypt egypt Israel and Palestine Middle East Politics Diplomacy Politics Israel and Palestine Middle East Mon, 27 Feb 2012 23:25:49 +0000 Luke Browne 5693761 at http://www.globalpost.com World powers to hold fresh talks with Iran over nuclear program http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iran/120306/world-powers-hold-fresh-talks-iran-over-nuclear-program <p> The EU&rsquo;s acceptance, which follows the expansion of sanctions by Europe and the US to pressure Tehran to hold back on its nuclear program, paves the way for talks between Iran and the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany to begin next month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iran/120306/world-powers-hold-fresh-talks-iran-over-nuclear-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Europe Iran Israel and Palestine Politics Diplomacy Iran Europe Politics Middle East Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:15:46 +0000 Luke Browne 5694778 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombia: Cuba not invited to Americas Summit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120308/colombia-cuba-not-invited-americas-summit <p> Colombia is a close ally of the US, but President Juan Manuel Santos was eager to avoid a boycott of the summit on April 14-15 by leftist Bolivarian Alliance members like Venezuela and Ecuador.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120308/colombia-cuba-not-invited-americas-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuba Diplomacy Politics Americas Diplomacy Politics Cuba Thu, 08 Mar 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5695148 at http://www.globalpost.com Hillary Clinton promises US will back Gulf security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/diplomacy/120331/hillary-clinton-promises-us-will-back-gulf-security <p> Saturday&rsquo;s meeting comes as the White House moves to deepen its ties with Gulf Arab nations, whose geography and oil reserves have made them crucial partners in US defense and energy security.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/diplomacy/120331/hillary-clinton-promises-us-will-back-gulf-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Middle East United States World Leaders Diplomacy Sat, 31 Mar 2012 16:28:53 +0000 Luke Browne 5698655 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel strike on Gaza may have undercut potential cease-fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121117/israel-strike-gaza--egypt-cease-fire <p>RAMALLAH &mdash; Palestinian leaders may have been negotiating a truce earlier this week that would have halted the launching of missiles from Gaza, but were undercut by the Israeli assassination of Ahmed Jabari, Hamas&#39; military chief, a senior Palestinian official in Ramallah told GlobalPost.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121117/israel-strike-gaza--egypt-cease-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Egypt World Leaders Conflict Zones Elections Diplomacy Military Politics Israel and Palestine Middle East Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:55:24 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 5726360 at http://www.globalpost.com Is Israel's West Bank expansion political suicide? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121203/israel-west-bank-settlements-e1-france-britain-palestinians <p>JERUSALEM ― Israel has suddenly found itself thrust into a diplomatic crisis.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20px;">International outcry is mounting in reaction to its announcement that it would permit the building of 3,000 housing units in an area called E1, a move that would divide the West Bank in half.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121203/israel-west-bank-settlements-e1-france-britain-palestinians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy World Leaders Conflict Zones Elections Diplomacy France Politics Israel and Palestine United Kingdom Mon, 03 Dec 2012 13:44:00 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 5727845 at http://www.globalpost.com John Kerry prepares for inaugural trip as secretary of state http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/diplomacy/130221/John-Kerry-foreign-policy-listening-tour-diplomacy-Middle-East-Europe <p>The new secretary of state is losing no time in setting out his foreign policy agenda, first in a major speech at the University of Virginia, then with a two week &ldquo;listening tour&rdquo; to cement ties with allies and explore solutions to some of the thorniest foreign policy problems facing the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/diplomacy/130221/John-Kerry-foreign-policy-listening-tour-diplomacy-Middle-East-Europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Egypt World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Want to Know Diplomacy Israel and Palestine Italy Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:49:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5762267 at http://www.globalpost.com China’s a third wheel in US-Japan relationship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130222/china-us-japan-obama-shinzo-abe <p>TOKYO &mdash; An upcoming Washington visit for the Japanese prime minister will test a delicate balance between Japan, China, and the US.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130222/china-us-japan-obama-shinzo-abe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Need to Know World Leaders Diplomacy Politics China Japan United States Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:18:03 +0000 Justin McCurry 5763431 at http://www.globalpost.com Dennis Rodman takes 'basketball diplomacy' to North Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130226/dennis-rodman-north-korea-basketball-diplomacy Kim Jong Un is rumored to be, like his father before him, a serious basketball fan. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130226/dennis-rodman-north-korea-basketball-diplomacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Strange But True United States Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:23:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5767358 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry declines to play America's chief salesman in India http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130624/why-kerry-should-speak-softly-indian-economy <p>NEW DELHI, India &mdash; American executives have been pushing John Kerry hard to get India to further open its markets to American investors.<br /> But as Kerry&rsquo;s agenda unfolds here at the start of his three-day visit, it&rsquo;s becoming increasingly clear that he won&rsquo;t be fulfilling those demands &mdash; at least not publicly.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130624/why-kerry-should-speak-softly-indian-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Want to Know Diplomacy India Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:05:03 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5866117 at http://www.globalpost.com US officials (and allies) are talking plenty of trash about Russia these days http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140326/us-officials-and-allies-trash-talking-russia <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Recent events in Ukraine have triggered a verbal arms race between Russia on one side and NATO allies on the other.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140326/us-officials-and-allies-trash-talking-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimea Diplomacy Home Regions Talking Smack Americas Want to Know Europe Russia United States Sat, 29 Mar 2014 04:43:00 +0000 Sarah Dougherty 6106022 at http://www.globalpost.com There's a lot of tension in the Asia-Pacific right now http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/140423/these-4-countries-are-fighting-china-and-each-other-and-ne <p>It&rsquo;s no secret why Obama is visiting Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia &mdash; and it has little to do with any of those countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/140423/these-4-countries-are-fighting-china-and-each-other-and-ne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Want to Know Asia-Pacific China Japan Philippines South Korea United States Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:33:39 +0000 Jeanne Kim 6128633 at http://www.globalpost.com Japanese haiku should probably be the official language of diplomacy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140508/should-japanese-haiku-become-the-language-of-diplomacy <p>Politicians would be restricted to 17 syllables.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140508/should-japanese-haiku-become-the-language-of-diplomacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy World Leaders Strange But True Europe Politics Japan Thu, 08 May 2014 18:08:04 +0000 Allison Jackson 6141914 at http://www.globalpost.com