Mandela was an ethical realist, who rejected confrontation both at home and internationally.▶
In 1994, the new South Africa emerged as a promising foreign policy actor. It launched ambitious plans to develop the continent and expressed a strong commitment to the global South. The country has become a legitimate voice of Africa on the world...▶
Brazil's new-found status as an economic power and conflict mediator has led some to question their motives. President Dilma Rousseff will have to find ways to deflect accusations of self-interest and regional hegemony.▶
Who would have thought of comparing or matching Turkey and Brazil? Well, illustrious Brazilian author Jorge Amado did it when he wrote a great novel about a Turk, in fact an Ottoman Arab migrant, roaming the roads of Brazil in the early years of t...▶
Contrary to what its critics think, Turkey is not 'adrift' but shaken by the pitch and roll resulting from a fundamental rethinking of Turkishness.▶
The Broker recently blogged from the conference Towards Knowledge Democracy, held in Leiden, the Netherlands. We asked Jean-Paul Marthoz to reflect on the blog postings and reports from the event.▶
Jean-Paul Marthoz teaches international journalism at the Université de LouvainlaNeuve and journalism ethics at the Institute of Higher Studies of Social Communications, Brussels. He is senior adviser to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists and deputy chair of the advisory committee of Human Rights Watch’s Europe and Central Asia division. He is foreign affairs columnist for the Belgian daily Le Soir and associate editor of the policy journal Europe’s World, and is the author or co-author of some 20 books on journalism and foreign policy.