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What AI and new technologies can do-for diplomacy

What AI and new technologies can do-for diplomacy

In our newsletter last week,  Sarah Grand-Clément  explored the role technology can play in ceasefire monitoring and verification. Today Kyrre Berland looks at its contribution to the art and practice of diplomacy itself, noting "while the United Nations seeks to...

Vietnam Won’t Be Pushed Around By China

Vietnam Won’t Be Pushed Around By China

(Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images) (BGF) - Recently The Boston Globe published an article discussing Vietnam's history of conflict with, and resistance against, China. In light of Vietnam's long history of resisting Chinese actions, H.D.S. Greenway argues that, although...

U.S., Japan press China to respect int’l law over S. China Sea row

(BGF) - China insisted that its activities in the South China Sea were the "inherent right of the country" and that they are all "in accordance with international law and historical evidence"', neglected the U.S., Japan and other regional powers' urges to address...

Philippines to ‘secure sovereignty’ if challenged by China

(BGF) - The Philippines' Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said in a press briefing that the Philippines will "secure sovereignty" if it is challenged, as the Inquirer reported. The remark is made after the Philippines Navy surveillance plane found eight Chinese...

South China Sea tensions mount as Manila prepares to drill for oil

(BGF) -  Joshep Santolan for the World Socialist Web site reported that tension escalated in the South China Sea after the Philippines government announced that it would deploy the oil exploration plan in the waters which are also claimed by China. Vietnam also...

Beijing ‘consistent’ on S. China Sea: FM

(BGF) - As the China Daily reported, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said that freedom and safety of navigation had never been affected by the South China Sea disputes in response to the United States' latest claim that China remains "aggressive" to...