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Last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Washington would suspend its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and begin a six-month withdrawal process.
The following day Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Moscow was providing a mirror response.
Speaking at an event hosted by Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and its Institute of Politics and Public Service on Wednesday night, Clinton claimed that the current administration withdrew “without really holding Putin accountable for his cheating on the treaty”, Sputnik reported.
“I think there is agreement, it started in the Obama administration, that the Russians were not only developing intermediate-range capacity, but deploying it — and so, when that happens… it seems to me that you want to do some public diplomacy [JB emphasis] We clearly have pictures and we clearly know a lot about their cheating, and we s..
OTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is encouraging Canadian diplomats to experiment with social media to promote democratic freedom and trade across the globe. The plan could represent a loosening of the communications leash the Harper government has placed on foreign diplomats as part of its centralized communications strategy. Baird announced the initiative Friday
U.S. Embassy Abuja PAS Annual Program StatementCFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Programs
Contact: PAS, U.S. Embassy Abuja
Email: [email protected] Opportunity DescriptionThe U.S. Embassy Abuja Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to issue this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for its Public Diplomacy (PD) small grants program. This annual program statement outlines PAS’ funding priorities and the procedures for submitting applications for funding. Please carefully read through and follow all instructions below. Implementation of this program remains subject to the approval and availability of U.S. government fiscal year 2019 (FY2019) funds.Purpose of PAS Grants: PAS awards a limited number of grants to individuals, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and other civil society entities that further the Embassy’s policy goals and strengthen relations between the American and Nigerian peoples. PAS will p..
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It coincides with launch of Belt and Road initiative and president Xi Jinping’s call to “tell China’s story better” to the world.
“Visiting journalists give glowing report”, read a headline in the Beijing edition of the China Daily, an English-language newspaper that’s run by the Chinese government.
Not unusual in China, no doubt, where the state controls the media with a firm hand.
But what was unusual about this particular news report last year was where the journalists were from: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and more than a dozen countries from Southeast Asia and Africa.
They were all part of a unique Chinese experiment that may yet be Beijing’s most successful – and least known – attempt to better shape the world media’s reporting on China.
For 10 months every year, starting 2016, China’s foreign ministry has hosted around 100 foreign journalists from leading media houses in Asia and Afric..
Navigating the Web of Public Diplomacy
Oct 2, 2018
Public diplomacy is the focus of the latest edition of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, a leading research journal on diplomatic studies. The plethora of topics covered includes PD in the military, PD's impact on food regulations in Mexico and on the crisis in Ukraine, the significance of reputation to diplomatic practice and more.
One article by Andreas Pacher, “Strategic Publics in Public Diplomacy: A Typology and a Heuristic Device for Multiple Publics,” addresses an important pillar of PD: publics, and the strategies for engaging with them. By defining the range of strategic publics targeted by diplomats, Pacher proposes terminology for six ideal types. Additionally, Pacher provides a device to guide analyses of PD strategy, emphasizing relationships between public diplomats and governments, immediate strategic publics and mass publics.
Explaining the rationale behind his proposed six types of publics, Pacher notes, “the..