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Chief Operating Officer at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Guest blogger for Foreign Office
11th February 2020
Manchester: International links and ambition A second evacuation plane, carrying over 200 passengers, travelled from Wuhan to the UK over the week-end. As colleagues are all too aware, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation on 30 January, has been a big part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s crisis work so far this year to support British Nationals at risk.
Last Monday, I visited Manchester as part of a British Foreign Policy Group (BFPG) series of national engagement events. Wuhan was a hot topic of conversation, but not for the reasons you might expect. Manchester and Wuhan have been sister cities since 1986. In the last 3 decades, their city-to-city partnership has created and strengthened business links, sporting and cultural ties, fostered skills and expertise exchange, an..
Public diplomacy is a key pillar of a country’s foreign policy toolkit. In a world where non-state actors – foreign publics, media, NGOs, civil society organizations and multinational corporations — are increasingly important, soft power initiatives — outreach activities directed at foreign nations to enhance a country’s international reputation — are increasingly prominent in theRead more
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Authors and affiliations
[JB: note mention in the Yooil Bae “affiliations” link of “Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, Fulbright University, Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam]
Yooil Bae,Yong Wook Lee Email author
First Online: 12 February 2019
Soft power debate has not analytically moved beyond the questions of whether soft power matters and of whether soft power can work independent of hard power since Nye’s initial formulation. Furthermore, the question of how a state selects the source(s) of its soft power remains silent in the literature. This neglect leads to the underspecification of the nature and content of a given state’s soft power policy. In this article, we fill in these gaps by recasting the conventional understanding of soft power conceptually and analytically. Conceptually, we make the case that soft power should be u..
Eugenia Pavlopoulou, neoskosmos.com
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A new book edited by Dr Michalis Michael is giving a sense of possibility to the resolution of the Cypriot issue, while examining the role of the Diaspora in the process
“We all have a misplaced inflated idea, not just of ourselves but also of our products. I have no delusion of grandeur that this book is going to change how the Cyprus problem is handled,” says political scientist at LaTrobe University, Dr Michalis Michael, about the new book that he co-edited with his colleague Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Eastern Mediterranean University, Yucel Vural.
While the above statement of modesty might be revealing of the qualities of Dr Michael’s character, it doesn’t do justice to the possibilities this book opens and the different approaches it offers on remodelling the dialectic process for the resolution of the Cyprus issue.
Cyprus and the Roadmap for Peace: A Critica..
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Arturo Sarukhan Ambassador of Mexico to the United States In office 27 February 2007 – 10 January 2013 President Felipe Calderón Preceded by Carlos de Icaza Succeeded by Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza Personal details Born 14 September 1963 (age 50) Mexico City, Mexico Spouse(s) Verónica Valencia Relations José Sarukhán (father) Residence Washington,Read more