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Ghana's Independence Day

Ghana's Independence Day

Ghana is situated in West Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea between Côte d’Ivoire and Togo. Until its independence, it was known as the Gold ...

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  • Written by H.E. Kwaku Danso-Boafo
Pakistan Looking Forward

Pakistan Looking Forward

Pakistan’s establishment in 1947 was a unique historical moment: it was created through the ballot box rather than by any armed struggle. Its ...

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  • Written by H.E. Wajid Shamsul Hasan
Geo Strategic Melting Pot

Geo Strategic Melting Pot

Our foreign policy is one of friendliness and goodwill towards all the nations of the world. We believe in the principle of honesty and fair play in ...

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  • Written by Mohammed Nafees Zakaria
Opportunity & Engagement

Opportunity & Engagement

Pakistan is the sixth most populous nation on earth, with 170 million, predominantly young people – a figure that is expected to almost double by ...

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  • Written by Jonathan Fryer
Pakistan on Afghanistan

Pakistan on Afghanistan

In any discussion involving Afghanistan – its stability and the future withdrawal of coalition forces from it – the subject of Pakistan ...

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  • Written by Asif Durrani
Troubled Waters

Troubled Waters

Piracy in one of the world’s key sea routes has reached epidemic levels – but the International Maritime Organisation is hoping this year will ...

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  • Written by Ed Stocker
Diplomat meets William Hague

Diplomat meets William Hague

Former UK Ambassador Charles Crawford and Diplomat’s Editor Venetia van Kuffeler interview William Hague in the Foreign Secretary’s famous office ...

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  • Written by Charles Crawford
DIPLOMAT stays at the Lanesborough

DIPLOMAT stays at the Lanesborough

On arrival at The Lanesborough, guests are presented with personalised business cards and notepaper bearing their own name and the hotel’s address. ...

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  • Written by The Editor
Roux at the Landau

Roux at the Landau

Set up i 1865, The Langham, London hotel was the original ‘Grand Hotel’ in Europe, and so it seems like a fitting home for the latest Roux ...

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  • Written by The Editor
Alpine Escape in Gstaad

Alpine Escape in Gstaad

As the sound of tinkling cowbells and smell of fresh Alpine air flooded through the open windows of our train, the stresses and strains of deadlines ...

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  • Written by Venetia de Blocq van Kuffeler
Polo in the Hindu Kush

Polo in the Hindu Kush

The rival sides climbed through the Hindu Kush like medieval armies, horse-mounted warriors leading thousands of fanatical followers, to do battle on ...

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  • Written by Declan Walsh
Exploring the Real Pakistan

Exploring the Real Pakistan

Everyone, bar a few intrepid friends who had travelled in the region, had thought I was crazy to be exploring Pakistan in the wake of the recent ...

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  • Written by Jini Reddy
Pakistani Media: Still Learning

Pakistani Media: Still Learning

Today, the media in Pakistan is free – indeed, fearlessly so. Since the advent of the current democratic dispensation following the general ...

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  • Written by M Ziauddin
After Cancun

After Cancun

Scientists have been warning us about the threat of human-induced climate change since the 1950s, and some even predicted the phenomenon as far back ...

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  • Written by Emilia Hungerford
Serbia's Greatest Challenge Yet

Serbia's Greatest Challenge Yet

Ten years after establishing democratic institutions and a functioning parliamentary democracy, Ambassador of Serbia Mr Dejan Popović considers his ...

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  • Written by H.E. Dr Dejan Popovic