- Public diplomacy
- 29th January 2019
Photo courtesy of Belarus' embassy in Uzbekistan MINSK, 29 January (BelTA)
A Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Institute of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was inaugurated in Uzbekistan, BelTA learned from the embassy of Belarus in Tashkent.
Belarus' Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Uzbekistan Leonid Marinich took part in a press briefing to mark the launch of the institute. He described promising fields of cooperation with Uzbekistan in the framework of the SCO. In particular, the diplomat suggested establishing cooperation between the Belarusian agricultural machinery companies and Uzbek agrarian enterprises with a view to strengthen the Shanghai Cooperation Organization food security.
The ambassador also invited companies from Uzbekistan to take part in Belagro, a large international agricultural expo held annually in Belarus.
Belarus and Uzbekistan are active participants of the Chinese Belt and Road initiative. In this regard, Leo..
27 Mar COVID-19: The Soft Power Struggle
Posted at 10:20h
in UK Perspectives
by Sophia Gaston
COVID-19 touches on every aspect of geopolitics, and every unresolved tension of international relations is being ruthlessly exposed to the light of day. While many defence forces are being called upon for domestic responsibilities, the centrality of soft power in this crisis cannot be in dispute. This great test of international cooperation has revealed some harsh truths about the fragility of global alliances – particularly in the West. And the asymmetrical nature of the spread of the disease, and the national responses to seek to contain it, compels varied risks and opportunities for international reputations.
As its origin and former epicentre, China found itself on the frontline of the battle in January and February. Across the world, governments and their citizens looked on with horror as the extent of its efforts to suppress and conceal the s..
Mark Landler and Katie Rogers, The New York Times, March 7, 2019; original article contains links
Image from article: John R. Bolton, the national security adviser, has followed President Trump’s lead in using Twitter to promote the administration’s agenda.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Trump threw out the diplomatic rule book when he took office, tweeting gleefully about sensitive global issues, be it the nuclear showdown with North Korea or burden sharing within NATO. Now he has spawned a squad of in-house imitators.
John R. Bolton, the national security adviser, has tweeted more than 150 times about the political crisis in Venezuela, demanding that the country’s embattled president, Nicolás Maduro, go into exile and championing his waiting-in-the-wings replacement, Juan Guaidó.
Jason D. Greenblatt, Mr. Trump’s Middle East envoy, has taken to Twitter dozens of times to debate or chide Palestinian leaders, with whom the White House has had no formal ..
- Public diplomacy
- 14th August 2019
Music Diplomacy in Times of Conflict
Aug 7, 2019
Resonance is a music diplomacy podcast hosted by USC Master of Public Diplomacy (MPD) alumnus and CPD Multimedia Producer Jose Castillo.
The educational series seeks to explore the cultural significance of musical exchange across the globe and to build a case for music in the halls of governmental and non-governmental public diplomacy.
Below is the latest episode of Resonance, this time featuring a conversation with founding director of USC's MPD program, Professor and CPD Faculty Fellow Nicholas J. Cull.
Cull, public diplomacy's lead historian, discusses the role that music has played during times of international conflict, including case studies such as jazz diplomacy during the Cold War and the musical propaganda of Nazi Germany.
The first Resonance episode can be found on Soundcloud here and streaming on most podcast platforms.
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The project “Digital Diplomacy – Digital Albania and Digital Kosovo”, aimed at promoting the independence of Kosovo, the image and values “of those two countries” was signed by the representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of so-called Kosovo and Albania in Pristina on December 14, – Belgrade Initiative for Public and Digital Diplomacy reports.