It has been a summer of diplomatic breakthroughs at the U.N. Two weeks ago, the Security Council endorsed the Iranian nuclear agreement. This weekend, diplomats signed off on the Sustainable Development Goals. Despite talk of the world being increasingly divided, diplomats can still cut major deals.
The third round of renewed peace talks in ethnically divided Cyprus was held this week. For the first time since the early 2000s, there seems to be real optimism that the one of the longest-running conflicts in the world could finally be resolved. But is the general public committed to reunification?
Earlier this month, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was in Kenya to discuss trade ties and pledge support for counterterrorism operations in East Africa. In an email interview, Mattia Toaldo, a policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, discussed Italy’s outreach to Africa.