Our round-up of news, notes, tips, and Tweets exhibiting how public diplomacy affects the world each and every day. Ambassador Victor H. Ashe posted his four proposals for reforming the BBG. As a former three year Board member, I fully agree with Secretary Clinton’s criticisms. The BBG suffers from a lack of focus, insufficient accountabilityREAD MORE
2014 promises two gigantic venues for sports diplomacy. Will it be a landmark year for the field, or a tragic one? The 2014 Winter Olympic games begin in a little less than a month at the time of writing this article. They will be located in Sochi, Russia, which is a tiny Russian resort townREAD MORE
Our round-up of news, notes, tips, and Tweets exhibiting how public diplomacy affects the world each and every day. Dear gastrodiplomacy addicts, you’re welcome. As part of a promotion for the Sydney International Food Festival, the advertising agency WHYBINTBWA designed 18 national flags using foods each country is commonly associated with and that wouldREAD MORE
By Amanda Allison, Intern at FleishmanHillard, Washington DC According to a panel of experts at last week’s Digital Diplomacy Coalition’s event on Economic Diplomacy, social media has the power to engage and prevent eyes from glazing over—even when the topic is complex and traditionally uninteresting. The Digital Diplomacy Coalition (@digidiplomats) held a panel discussion titledREAD MORE
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..
Sudha Ramachandran, jamestown.org, March 5, 2019
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Publication: China Brief Volume: 19 Issue: 5
Attendees at the Fifth World Buddhist Forum held in Putian (Fujian Province) in October 2018. (Xinhua)
In October 2018, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) hosted over 1,000 Buddhist scholars and representatives from 55 countries and regions at the Fifth World Buddhist Forum (WBF) in Putian, in China’s southeastern Fujian Province (Xinhua, October 28 2018). First held in 2006, and since convened every three years, the WBF has become a prominent event intended to promote China’s stature and influence in the Buddhist world. Buddhist monks and scholars representing different branches of Buddhism participate in WBF gatherings, and prominent international Buddhist leaders from across the world are invited to participate.The officially atheist Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has adopted religion for diplomat..