Darya Gribkova, moderndiplomacy.eu, April 30, 2019
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On May 1, 2019, Japan enters a new era – Reiwa [JB – see], the era of peace and harmony … with a “baggage” of problem accumulated in the previous Heisei period. By itself, a change of the name with a change of emperor has a rather symbolic meaning and, of course, it is not a specific political programme, – unlikely it will bring any peculiarities to the external and internal political agenda. …
Despite the countless exercises of experts and politicians in determining of the Indo-Pacific, its core, purpose and structure, it is still unclear, how the idea of the Indo-Pacific region, in which Japan claimsto play one of the leading roles, will develop, and in what form, what institutional structure it could be realized. …
With many unsolved issues in economic and foreign policy spheres, Japan has a great chance to show to the whole world and feel by itself beautiful harmony during the 2020 Summ..
According to a definition provided by author Joseph Nye, “Hard power is push; soft power is pull. Fully defined, soft power is the ability to affect others through the co-optive means of framing the agenda persuading. And eliciting real attraction to obtain preferred outcomes.” With these descriptions, governments are shifting the power from the stateRead more
By Richard Feakes, Australia’s Ambassador to Afghanistan My day starts in the same way as any other Australian office worker — I reach for my suit, tie and shoes. Only in Afghanistan, I have to add another layer — heavy body armour. All officers working in Australia’s Embassy in Afghanistan need to think about security allRead more
Eva Kaili. Photo Courtesy of Eva Kaili Simply put, President Barack Obama made it necessary, and cool, for politicians to use social media. The success of his 2008 and 2012 campaigns have been analyzed thoroughly by authors like Sasha Issenberg, and, will no doubt be studied and referred to for decades to come. ButRead more
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 • 29 Adar I 5779
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Chicago Loop Synagogue
How much bias is there in the media against Israel today in the United States and around the world? What does the press get right about Israel?
How does reporting about Israel and the conflict shape global opinion going forward?
Join us as we hear from Alison Pure-Slovin, Director, Midwest Region of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Moran Birman, Consul for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] , Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, and Steve Dishler, Assistant Vice President, International & Public Affairs for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.
$15 cost for a kosher lunch to attend.
To RSVP or for more information, contact the Chicago Loop Synagogue office at (312) 346-7370 or email [email protected]