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Editorial, The Guardian, Mon 31 Dec 2018; original article contains links
The world in 2019: The vexed politics of our times has obscured the view ahead. Over the holidays we are examining some big issues on the horizon. Today we look at tensions between the leading global powers
Image from article: Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping.
Many of those peering with trepidation into 2019 have first turned to the past, to see what lessons history offers as a great power rises and the hegemon falters. Some look back two and a half millennia to the Peloponnesian war and the idea of the “Thucydides trap”: that war is made inevitable by the emergence of a new power (Athens) and the fear of the established leader (Sparta). Others draw on more recent transitions to suggest that powers moderate behaviour in times of decline or retrenchment. However it plays out in the long run, there is trouble ahead – and not only for the US and China.
With evidence mounting of the impact of the trade w..
Digitalizacija odnosa država-građani u Velikoj Britaniji Velika Britanija je ovih dana ponovo okupila najvažnije stratege u oblasti digitalizacije usluga i servisa koje vlada ove zemlje pruža građanima. Predstavila je prvih 5 od 25 planiranih digitalnih servisa, uz procenu da će time već u 2015. god. da uštedi oko 2 milijarde evra svojih poreskih platiša kaoRead more
EE News Desk, everythingexperiential.businessworld.in, 03 March, 2019
The evening was hosted with the customary finesse & elegance synonymous with soirees curated by the PDF team.
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Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Forum kicked off the celebration of its 12th edition of International Women’s Day with their much anticipated calendar event in New Delhi at Le Meridian. The event was presented by OPTIEMUS in association with Aruna Abhey Oswal Trust with the theme of SAFTEY FOR WOMEN. Ratan Kaul and Shilpa Raina Wahal gathered a diverse set of panelists and speakers to discuss various topics relevant to the modern woman and her safety amongst different facets of life.
Some of the well known panellists included: Ajay Chaudhary (Joint Commissioner), Miss Asia Tanya Mitta , Shivani Malik (Director, Da Milano), Srishti Kaur ( Miss Teen Universe 2017) among others, who spoke about challenges, courage and measures to be taken for ensuring safety of women.
The event als..
via VOA email (VOA press release); see also
VOA Director Amanda Bennett (center) with VOA Turkish Chief Hulya S. Polat and members of the service.Voice of America’s Turkish language service received the David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award for its breaking news coverage and extensive follow-up on the attacks on peaceful protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C., in May 2017. Turkish service reporters risked physical harm and continued harassment by the government of Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a result of their coverage of this incident.
VOA Turkish captured exclusive video during President Erdogan’s visit to Washington on May 16, 2017. The video showed Erdogan supporters, as well as presidential security forces and several other armed individuals, assaulting peaceful protesters outside the residence in a manner the Washington Metropolitan Police Department characterized as a “brutal attack.”
The footage of the brawl went viral as n..
medium.com; original article contains footnotes
By: Coby Vail, THO Non-Resident Fellow
Public diplomacy [JB emphasis] and the use of soft power have finally come of age internationally and Turkey has become one of its top practitioners. Especially with the rise of the internet, digital communications and social media, states are better prepared and equipped than ever before to engage with foreign publics. But first, what is public diplomacy? According to the USC Center for Public Diplomacy, “public diplomacy has been widely seen as the transparent means by which a sovereign country communicates with publics in other countries aimed at informing and influencing audiences overseas for the purpose of promoting national interest and advancing its foreign policy goals.” But public diplomacy is broad, including anything from an embassy’s social media accounts to “language training, cultural events, radio and television broadcasting” and much much more. It’s a way of leveraging marketing and..Read more