Austin Bay, strategypage.com
Image from, with caption: US Defense Secretary James Mattis welcomed Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on her visit to Washington
The SecDef's crafted statement was simultaneously a nuanced appeal to an ally and a harsh siren warning to China's ruling Communist dictators.
The siren warned aimed at Beijing — the emerging India and the U.S. alliance — has long-term implications for Asia's threatened peace.
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis made his telling statement earlier this month after meeting in Washington with Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Sitharaman (India's first female defense chief) was on a five-day trek through the U.S. …
[A]s a secretary of defense engaged in high stakes Asian and global diplomacy, in his recent statement regarding U.S.-India cooperation Mattis employed delicate diplo-speak.
Diplo-speak is slang for diplomatic language. It can indicate obscure bureaucratese, but not always an..
Although most are happy about the increase in tourism, the video has been criticized as creating “Ghetto Tourism.” Ghetto Tourism is defined as a type of tourism where people will visit improvised or slum areas, to see how it is like on ”the other side.” Although criticized, Ghetto Tourism doesn’t really come with terrible results,
Daryl Copeland, guerrilladiplomacy.com, March 7, 2019
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Memorable quotation from the article:Enter the surveillance state, and welcome to the post-truth age.
In the few decades since the end of the Cold War, the Globalization Age has heralded a new era of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. The neo-liberal model of international relations, in place since the middle of the last century and anchored by the Breton Woods institutions, is crumbling, yet new forms of global governance have yet to be established. Power is shifting inexorably from the North Atlantic to the Asia Pacific and from states to a host of new players – corporate, non-governmental, supra- and sub-national. In the emerging heteropolar world order, quite unlike the multi- or bi- polar days of yore, today the sources and vectors of power and influence are defined more by difference than by similarity, and a populist surge has been engendered in reactionary response. Risks are mul..
Digital Diplomacy Conference #diplocampDutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs 🇳🇱 ✔@DutchMFAOn 7 February 2019, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs brought together 150 experts on tech, digital and international relations @NLatEU in Brussels. To discuss the challenges, share practical tools and design solutions around digital diplomacy.
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Feb 8, 2019
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Feb 7, 2019
✔@ziadramleyThis was so much fun! Thanks to everyone at #DiploCamp who attended @NLinBEFeb 7, 2019
Vince Gonzales@VgonzalesUSCWhat a great day at the Digital Diplomacy Camp. Thank you to everyone at @PublicDiplomacy and all the particip..
Image from article, with caption: CIEE's Changemaker in Action Grants are designed to increase the impact of social change efforts such as the Green Art Festival founded by Guxim Klinaku and Grese Koca, CIEE Work & Travel USA and Civic Leadership Summit alumni from Kosovo.
PORTLAND, Maine, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Since 1969, CIEE has been a leading provider of public diplomacy [JB emphasis] programs, bringing foreign students and young professionals from countries around the globe to the United States on cultural exchange programs for work and study. To celebrate 50 years of making the great American experience accessible to people from a broad cross-section of nations and cultures through CIEE Work & Travel USA, in 2019, CIEE will award up to $50,000 in grants to exchange alumni who are working to make change in their home countries.
CIEE's Changemaker in Action Grants are designed to increase the impact of social change efforts such as the Green Art Fest..