Daniel Birdsall, February 26, 2019, sites.tufts.edu/fletcheradmissions
If you’ve poked around our website enough, or otherwise have more than a passing familiarity with Fletcher, you’ve likely come across the term “public diplomacy” [JB emphasis] at some point. While it mostly makes intuitive sense to me, I’ve rarely stopped to think specifically what we’re talking about when we refer to public diplomacy. An interesting piece of web content recently trickled down to me by way of one of Fletcher’s longest-tenured faculty members, as well as our Dean of Admissions, which I thought worth sharing. At the risk of becoming an irksome content regurgitator, I’d encourage readers to check out this recent post by former diplomat and current blogger John Brown. Brown highlights the work of Edmund Gullion, a former NATO SACEUR and Dean of The Fletcher School in the 60s and 70s (a general career path shared by our previous Dean, Admiral James Stavridis). Searching for a descriptor for the way natio..
The Strategist (blog)
26 Nov 2018|Richard Herr
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President Xi Jinping’s attendance at the recent APEC summit in Port Moresby was meant to be the cap on a soft-power charm offensive validating Chinese influence in the Pacific. In the event, it has been widely regarded by non-Chinese media and commentators as a diplomatic bust for Xi.
That APEC was a failure seemed clear enough to virtually all observers.
The meeting ended without an agreed communiqué for the first time in its history. Xi’s central role in the forum was gazumped by the buzz about the pre-summit announcements of increased Australian aid to the region and the funding of a major electrification project by a consortium of Western allies, and by the American declaration at the summit that it would partner with Australia and PNG in reviving the Manus Island naval base.
While it would be difficult to portray the APEC summit as an unmitigated success for China, it may not have been quite the disaster i..
Diplomatic Correspondent, banglanews24.com, 2019-03-01
Image from article: Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen
DHAKA: Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen directed Bangladeshi ambassadors appointed abroad to give an outline of trade and investment the respective countries could make in the next three years.
Prioritizing economic diplomacy on the agenda, the minister sent a letter to all consulate chiefs working abroad, according to a release issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday (March 1).
Bangladeshi expatriates are also encouraged to contribute to country’s economy as the country emphasizes on implementation of public diplomacy [JB emphasis], the release said.
Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen urged them for positive branding of Bangladesh in the way of focusing on country’s custom, culture, and heritage in various languages alongside Bangla and English.
Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen said active initiatives taken by the embassies are needed to implant electoral manifesto of cu..
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Karen J. Greenberg, lobelog.como
Image from article: USCGC Bertholf, a National Security Cutter (Wikimedia Commons)
I grew up in New London, Connecticut, watching many a military ship float by my window. New London was home to the Coast Guard Academy and sat across the river from a U.S. Navy submarine base. Uniformed guardsmen, sailors in training, and sub crews leaving port would regularly wave to my friends and me from the decks of their ships. It never occurred to me that, 50 years later, such ships would come to my attention again, this time because of the confusing messages they’re sending overseas, a reflection of the conflicting images embedded in Washington’s latest version of diplomacy and foreign policy.
We still want populations around the world to admire, appreciate, and respect this country as a democracy and a powerful protector. Some ships are used to make exactly that point. And yet, in the twenty-first-century version of war American-style, other ships have become the..