Guy Farmer, Nevada Appeal, December 15, 2018
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As the late President George H.W. Bush (Bush 41) was being laid to rest in recent days, a grateful nation honored him as president and as a prominent member of what Tom Brokaw calls the Greatest Generation, men and women who won World War II and came home to continue serving their country. They lived by four important words — duty, honor, country and family — and we'll miss them when they're gone.
I was touched by the moving tributes to Bush 41, one of the youngest U.S. Navy pilots at the outset of World War II. Although he was born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, he enlisted in the Navy at the age of 18 in 1942. His eloquent biographer, Jon Meacham, described Bush as “America's last great soldier-statesman, a 20th century founding father,” and lauded the courage Bush showed when, as a 20-year-old Navy pilot, he parachuted from a burning plane over the Pacific Ocean. How many of today&#..
Program spearheaded by USAID sought to evade Cuba’s stranglehold on Internet and push users toward dissent April 3, 2014 7:43AM ET Updated 4:12PM ET Students in Havana on Tuesday gather behind a business, looking for an Internet signal for their smartphones.Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a Cuban “Twitter” — a communicationsRead more
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British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Part of #BeyondPlastic UK in Bosnia and Herzegovina
13th February 2020 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
What will you do? In November this year, the UK and Italy will together host the UN Climate Change Conference, popularly called COP 26, in Glasgow. It is a great responsibility, but one which both of our governments are enthusiastic and determined to deliver on.
The situation facing all of us today is critical. The science is clear – climate change is real and it is threatening our future. Current actions fall far short of what is needed to limit the catastrophic damage to our lives, and those of our children. It is already evident in the extreme weather we see more of – droughts, flooding, storms, and melting ice caps – and we can expect more ahead of us. It will massively impact on our food production, our health, and our very lives. Our oceans are increasingly full of plastic, our biodiversity shrinking, and ..
Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 For America’s Public Diplomacy, no time to waste Donald M. Bishop As all wait for President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominations, it’s not too soon to begin thinking about the grave challenges America faces in public diplomacy. There’s no time to waste. Had Hillary Clinton been elected, her administration would simply haveRead more
04 Mar Sources of Soft Power: How the UK can Excel
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by Matt Gillow
On 19th of February, the British Foreign Policy Group hosted a reception along with our convening partners at the UK Soft Power Group, the British Council, to launch their latest report – Sources of Soft Power.
The event confirmed to us that there is a huge appetite for the work that the UK Soft Power Group does – and a wider conversation on how the UK can make the most of our soft power assets in the post-Brexit world.
According to Dan Shah, Director of Research at the British Council, ‘soft power is an area where we benefit from a position at the top of world tables’. The report, which presents a comparison of the soft power of the UK and six other ‘soft power superpowers’ – China, Germany, India, Japan, Russia and the USA – provides an in-depth look at the current status of UK soft power, and areas for i..Read more