The idea that our “democracy” is under attack by foreign adversaries rings hollow to anyone who thinks about it for more than a second or two, or rather it should. The reason is obvious: we don’t have a democracy to attack. What we have are more or less – generally less — democratic elections. For
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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Russian culture was introduced at the public diplomacy [JB emphasis] festival in Jakarta, reports the Coordinating council of Russian Compatriots website. Indonesian Foreign Ministry organised the event.
Students from the school working at the Russian Embassy were on stage together with diplomats. Dances, Russian songs and vilolin music played by German Dmitriev were followed by Russian delicious food and hot tea. The night called success.
There's no official Russian Compatriots organisation in Indonesia but there are active social networks such as Russians in Indonesia,k Russians in Bali, etc. People share useful information, help each other, look and find jobs, organise cultural and educational events.
Donald M. Bishop, publicdiplomacycouncil.org, February 6, 2019
Former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia James B. Smith – he served in Riyadh from 2009 to 2013 — was interviewed by Checkpoints, the alumni magazine of the U.S. Air Force Academy, his alma mater. The interview was conducted long before the current debate – occasioned by the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — over the future of the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States, but Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] practitioners and students will find many of his comments of interest. For an updated view of how many students from Saudi Arabia are studying in the U.S., refer to the fact sheet in the Open Doors 2018 report. Here are the portions of the interview on Saudis studying in the United States.
Checkpoints: What is the average Saudi’s perception of American culture? Is there a distinction made between foreign policy and the culture itself?
U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia James Smith in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia o..
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Deadline: 11 March 2019The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv has announced the 2018-2019 Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Small Grants Program to support projects in academic and educational affairs. Subject to availability of funds, the Embassy will award small grants as described below to Ukrainian and U.S.-based non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations and individuals.ThemesProjects that support Ukraine’s ongoing educational reform process, drawing on some substantive component of the American educational system.Projects focused on encouraging and institutionalizing academic integrity at Ukrainian educational institutions.Projects or events hosted at a Ukrainian educational institution that includes U.S. experts on sustainable economic development, elections/democratic reform, transparency, entrepreneurship, leadership and/or innovation.Educational projects and programming developing the theme of women’s entrepreneurship and leadership in the fie..