• Using Public Diplomacy As A Foreign Policy Tool

    Using Public Diplomacy As A Foreign Policy Tool0

    Earlier this January, President Obama gave his first-ever one-on-one interview on German television. The background of this rare interview was news reports originating last year that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) had monitored communications of European citizens – and thereby had seemingly even listened in on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s private phone calls. In the

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  • New Site, New Voices, Same Purpose

    New Site, New Voices, Same Purpose0

    As you can see, E-International Relations has recently had a facelift.  Don’t be fooled, however.  The update was purely cosmetic but E-IR has committed to continuing its role as a premier outlet of international relations commentary and analysis. Which is why it is confusing they kept me around. I have been a proud contributor to

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  • Does Sports Diplomacy Work?

    Does Sports Diplomacy Work?0

    Done right, athletic diplomacy can be more effective than political outreach. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (left) meets with former NBA star Dennis Rodman in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph from Rodon Sinmun via European Pressphoto Agency Daniel Stone National Geographic Published September 12, 2013 When former NBA player Dennis Rodman returned last week from his

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