Public diplomacy students often ask me if I think now is a good time to join the Foreign Service. The answer is, “Of course.” The next question is trickier: how does one get in? The usual uninspiring response is, “Take the annual Foreign Service test.” But there are many ways to get a foot inRead more
Za tačno 10 dana navrašava se sto godina kako je nad Belom kućom vijorila srpska zastava, što je bilo prvi put u istoriji SAD da se na rezidenciji američkog predsednika zavijori jedna strana zastava. Zbog važne godišnjice u istoriji srpsko – američkih odnosa, koju obeležavaju dve zemlje, Amabasada SAD u Beogradu pripremila je promotivni spotRead more
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To redirect its relationship with Beijing, the United States should try something fundamentally new and unexpected: launch an effort aimed at encouraging China’s westward interest in the rest of Eurasia.
It could include a three-pronged initiative: The first two would be dramatic departures from current U.S. policy: American participation in China’s Belt and Road Initiative and membership in its multilateral financial institution, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. These would create initial valuable opportunities for U.S.-Chinese investment and development. Such collaboration could then supplemented with a reorganized Trans-Pacific Partnership that includes China and the United States and is enlarged to focus beyond the Pacific Rim to new emerging trade zones in central Eurasia.
The Belt and Road Initiative is focused on an area that is home to over one third of the..
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Falkland Islands Advisor. 12-month fixed term contract. Deadline for applications is 23 December 2018.
Main purpose of job:To represent the interests of the Falkland Islands in Uruguay and Chile. Based in Montevideo, Uruguay, the primary responsibility is to develop and maintain strong business, academic and civil society contacts in Uruguay and Chile and to identify opportunities for trade, investment and employment. The role also supports Falkland Islands outreach activities, particularly with respect to developing stronger ties with key influencers in the region.Roles and responsibilities:This position reports to the Director of Policy and Economic Development in the Falkland Islands and will integrate with the Falkland Islands’ economic development team, requiring regular visits to the Falkland Islands. Working with Falklands Islands, the incumbent will agree key performance objectives and deliverables. As an employee co-located in the British Em..
Malago Clubhouse, Malacañang Park
November 20, 2018President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administered the oath of office to Mr. Ramon Tulfo, Jr. as his Special Envoy for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] to the People’s Republic of China.The simple oath-taking ceremony was held at the Malacañang Golf (Malago) Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila.Before officiating the oath, President Duterte remarked that Mr. Tulfo is “deserving of the appointment,” to which the Special Envoy responded with utmost gratitude.Mr. Ramon Tulfo, Jr. was joined in the ceremony by his wife, Mrs. Josephine Tulfo, and their daughters.