A guest commentary by two former U.S. diplomats who were posted in Ireland underscores the diplomatic importance of the written and spoken word. Paul Gleeson, the consul general of Ireland, at a Yeats reading held at the Michael Carlos Museum, Emory University. lIn a world fraught with local, national and international fissures, animosities, and violent conflict, the Republic of
USC Center on Public Diplomacy, April 26, 2019
A special edition of the Hague Journal of Diplomacy titled, “Debating Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis]: Now and Next,” is now published and available digitally here.Edited by CPD Director Jay Wang and CPD Faculty Fellow Jan Melissen, the collection features 12 essays reflecting on how the evolution of the global information environment presents new challenges for public diplomacy practitioners and academic analysis.“Making sense of what is going on now, and what may be next in public diplomacy, is as relevant for rising powers as it is for declining states,” write Melissen and Wang. “It matters to powers big and small, and those in the middle or occupying policy niches, as it does to an array of non-state actors.”This forward-looking issue covers today's critical public diplomacy topics that will only grow more pressing as the field continues to be shaped by the new global media landscape. Contributions include the following chapters b..
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US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC)'s 2018 annual report to Congress is more radical than it was in previous years. The bipartisan commission recommended that the US government establish a fund to counter Chinese infrastructure financing deals in the developing world that export China's “model of authoritarian governance”.
USCC, created through a congressional mandate in October 2000, is responsible for monitoring and investigating national security and trade issues between China and the US. The commission has been releasing reports on China almost every year since 2002. But maligning China has become USCC's way of going about its business. As Sino-US relations have worsened this year, many US think tanks raised their chorus to accuse China. Not to fall behind, USCC waved the anti-China flag even higher.
In USCC's 2018 report, China's infrastructure finan..
den 24 mars 2019, kl. 12.00, ABF Stockholm, Sveavägen 41, Sandlersalen Välkomna till föredrag som ger oss en närmare bild av händelserna på Balkan 1999, samt dess långsiktiga hälso- och miljöförstörelser NATO bombningen аv Förenta Republiken Jugoslavien (Serbien och Montenegro) började den 24 mars 1999 kl. 19.45. Bombningarna pågick i 78 dagar, till den 10
The concepts behind “social networking” aren’t anything new – ever since there have been humans, we have been looking for ways to connect, network, and promote with one another – but they’ve taken on an entirely new meaning (and momentum) in the digital age. Where we used to have handshakes, word-of-mouth referrals, and stamped letters,