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Mbeki on SA’s foreign policy failures

The former president has laid out to a to-do list for the department of international relations

SA’s global relations stance directly affects its economy

Some of the policy proposals to be debated by the ANC at its leadership conference in Mangaung have been discussed publicly.

Editorial: Troops must stay clear of protests

For all its failings, the military remains effective in one regard: instilling fear. And striking workers at Marikana felt that fear this week.

South Africa’s infantile foreign policy

The "global war on terror" and its awful sequelae seem very far away to most South Africans.

Our silence on human rights in China undermines our own

The visit of deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe to China two weeks ago is recognition of China's growing footprint in Africa.

SA’s foreign policy lacks confidence

The Dalai Lama debacle is simply just another symptom of a country losing its independence.

ANCYL says US has ‘no respect for humanity’

The ANC Youth League says the US's incarceration of the "Cuban Five" proves that it has no respect for humanity and justice.

SA defends ‘ambivalent’ stance on Syria

President Zuma's special adviser on foreign relations has defended South Africa's decision to abstain on a UN resolution on sanctions against Syria.

China’s big economic stick: No Dalai Lama allowed

The Chinese government is increasingly using economic pressure to bully foreign governments into not meeting the Dalai Lama.

SA’s stance on Libya furthers rogue trend

The South African government's double standards on human rights issues are not going unmarked, says <b>Greg Mills</b>.

South Africa’s foreign policy stuck in the doldrums

When a government department announces a policy white paper it creates an expectation that a fundamental policy shift is on the horizon.

Hague hails ‘deep, multifaceted’ relationship with SA

The UK/South Africa Bilateral Forum took place in London where issues regarding the environment, trade commitment and foreign policies were discussed.

SA at the UN: Do they jump or are they pushed?

The South African team's uneven performance in the United Nations Security Council is a mystery to many, writes <b>Sean Christie</b>.

Bin Laden: SA’s foreign policy test

SA's response to the US assassination of Osama bin Laden has highlighted tensions and dilemmas in its foreign policy.

Apartheid-era diplomats’ own WikiLeaks

Peaceniks who danced to the music of Wikileaks can take heart from the recent publication of a collection of diplomatic memoirs.

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