Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is encouraging Canadian diplomats to experiment with social media to promote democratic freedom and trade across the globe. The plan could represent a loosening of the communications leash the Harper government has placed on foreign diplomats as part of its centralized communications strategy. Baird announced the initiative Friday in northernRead more
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Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has commented on the first meeting of the Russian-Armenian “Lazarev Club”, which was held in Yerevan on November 1 – December 2., 2018.“Armenian and Russian media outlets earlier released information about the first meeting of the Russian-Armenian “Lazarev Club”, which was held in Yerevan on November 1 – December 2. One of the main initiators and organizers of this club is Konstantin Zatulin, First Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, who is positioning himself as a new format of public diplomacy [JB emphasis],” the Azerbaijani ministry said in a message on Dec. 5.“The invitation of representatives of the illegal regime created in the Armenian-occupied Azerbaijani territories, as well as statements of Zatulin, former chairman of the Council of Veterans of the Russian Foreign Ministry, having the ran..
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Deadline: 30 September 2019The U.S. Embassy Baghdad Public Affairs Office (PA) has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Small Grants Program.PA Baghdad is inviting proposals that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Iraq through programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.ExamplesExamples of Public Diplomacy Small Grants programs include, but are not limited to:Strengthening Governance, Democracy, and the Rule of LawStrengthening Civil Society and Promoting Civic EngagementEnhancing Professionalism in the MediaCombating DisinformationCountering Violent ExtremismPromoting Innovation and EntrepreneurshipEmpowering Women and YouthFostering U.S.-Ira..
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Religion, particularly Buddhism, is relevant more than ever in today’s China, whose government is expected to invest more than $1 trillion in its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). On one hand, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) under Xi Jinping acknowledges that religion can be used to feed the social vacuum in capitalist China. At the same time, the CCP has not strayed far from the position of Mao Zedong, who whispered to the Dalai Lama during the latter’s visit to Beijing in 1954 that “Religion is poison… both Tibet and Mongolia were poisoned by it.”Under the current leadership in Beijing, China employs Buddhism as a vital asset to resolve both the domestic crisis at home and add soft power to its diplomatic relations. Internationally, the narrative of China’s leadership of the Buddhist world is generated from its heavy investment in building Buddhist institutions in China and its engagements with Buddhist c..