New Zealand Story is the NZ Government's interesting new initiative designed to better communicate the country's value to the world. Involving extensive consultation and international market testing, the initiative can be followed via #NZStory.
This is what it looked like when Iran's all-male delegation met an all-female EU team in Norway.
India's Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, has developed a reputation for her hands-on approach to using Twitter to help resolve consular crises, but that doesn't mean she has time to fix your fridge.
A Canadian political advisor argues cyber communities should be used to help solve diplomatic problems.
This slick new video from China urges citizens to pray for smooth sailing in the South China Sea if they want continued access to the newest fashions and electronics. Buoyed by the popularity of Weibo, it's a very smart strategy and only the latest addition in this ongoing propaganda battle:
Is this the year the shine came off Abenomics? That's my opening gambit to the Lowy Institute's Leon Berkelmans and Stephen Grenville in this end of year chat.
There's also lots of talk on China's growth, the Indian election, European stagnation, Thomas Piketty and Angus Deaton.