INSS, Canada Free Press, February 19, 2019
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In recent months, the parliaments in Ireland and in Chile took unprecedented measures that place severe limitations on economic trade with the settlements in the West Bank. Although at this stage these decisions are not binding and their direct impact is limited, their acceptance reflects the illegitimacy many international actors attribute to the settlements and their willingness to take concrete action against them. These decisions, alongside the possibility that the UN Human Rights Council will soon publish a blacklist of Israeli and international companies active in the settlements, may lead to additional steps that could impact negatively on Israel’s global public and political standing, its political freedom of action, and even its economy. Accordingly, proactive steps should be taken to lessen the impact of decisions already taken and to prevent the adoption of additional such measure. …
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The examples and perspective in this article deal primarily with the United States and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject. (January 2011)This article or section possibly contains synthesis of material which does not verifiably mention or relate to the main topic.(January 2011)In international relations, public diplomacy or people's diplomacy, broadly speaking, is the communication with and dissemination of propaganda to the general public of foreign nations to establish a dialogue designed to inform and influence. As the international order has changed over the 20th century, so has the practice of public diplomacy. Its practitioners use a variety of instruments and methods ranging from personal contac..
Serhii PROKOPENKO, Chief Innovation Officer, Global Shapers Kharkiv Hub, kharkivobserver.com
An initiative, backed by the World Economic Forum, entitled Global Shapers Community, is a network of 7,000 participants in 156 countries, comprising 376 city hubs, primarily for younger citizens between the ages of 20 and 30, who are exceptional in their potential and drive to make a difference in their communities.
Hubs sync between remote and ongoing events to discuss global challenges with a targeted approach to local needs. Just recently, 60 Shapers from different hubs first time have led a panel at the WTO Public Forum 2018.One of the hubs is located in Kharkiv. At that moment, it is expanding and launching new projects. Among them are MoreInfo project, catalyzing urban mobility and local tourism, scaling in Ukraine and other countries, VR Marathon, promoting modernization of product variations via innovative media-technologies, initiative for developing entrepreneurial spirit of youth..
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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..
Public Diplomacy and Propaganda: Their Differences (2008)
John Brown, from American Diplomacy (original article has evidently changed site)
Is “public diplomacy” just a nice way of saying “propaganda”? There are common elements, but, this essay argues, there are also some very important differences. – Ed.Not long after 9/11, former Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke, in a Washington Post article, “Get the Message Out” (October 28, 2001) asked a key question regarding the so-called “war on terror”:
How could a mass murderer who publicly praised the terrorists of Sept. 11 be winning the hearts and minds of anyone? How can a man in a cave outcommunicate the world's leading communications society?What was needed to offset terrorists, Holbrooke wrote, was “public diplomacy, or public affairs, or psychological warfare, or – if you really want to be blunt – propaganda.”
Holbrooke is not the first person to equate public diplomacy  with propaganda . Some public diplomac..