Amidst the Trump-Kim Summit and a vomit of commentary on ‘presidential diplomacy’, ‘face-to-face diplomacy’, ‘summit diplomacy’ and even ‘Trumpian diplomacy’, we’ve somehow come to accept politicians as diplomats. It may be time to recall the difference – before it’s too late. While it may be splitting hairs, leadership summits are not ‘diplomacy’. If we considerREAD MORE
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
A | B | C | D | E | F | I | M | N | P | R | S | T | V A Accession The procedure by which a nation becomes a party to an agreement already in force between other nations. Accords International agreements originally thought to be forREAD MORE
The air war launched 20 year ago against Yugoslavia, in defiance of Kremlin wishes, marked a turning point in Russia’s ties to the West – and the birth of a more confrontational relationship. This article is also available in: Македонски Bos/Hrv/Srp Sitting in my office, on March 24, 1999, I could not believe my eyesREAD MORE
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 10READ MORE
By John Brown, Huffington Post, May 25, 2011
[JB 3/9/2019: Today, the State Department does not have an Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (as it did in the past) — not even an “acting one.”]
Public diplomacy — defined by the State Department as “engaging, informing, and influencing key international audiences” — has become increasingly passé among American officials, scholars, and NGOs as a term and activity used to define how America should communicate with the outside world. Meanwhile, the governments of other countries — notably China and India — are enthusiastically embracing public diplomacy as a new and essential part of their foreign policy. Who’s the winner in such a situation — the USA or the rest of the world? Hard to say.I. Public Diplomacy: Passé for the U.S.?Public diplomacy was coined by Dean Edmund Gullion and the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy in the mid-1960’s. He and his colleagues wanted to find a way to characterize the many informational,..