C. Naseer Ahmad, diplomaticourier.com, April 20, 2019 It is easy to define a particular product with a country in simplistic ways: like Swiss cheese with Switzerland, Scotch whisky with Scotland and pure olive oil with Spain, for example. But in today’s world, countries are producing a wide array of products and services that have unique cultural and social characteristics.Presenting the national story or message in a cohesive manner is a challenging task. Switzerland’s most recent ‘Swiss Touch’ campaign is a lesson in effective public and global diplomacy [JB emphasis] . The communications campaign aptly depicts a host of complex and varied topics ranging from drones, 3D printing, performing arts, sports, cyber security. This effort is ‘at the heart of the public diplomacy’ in the U.S., explains Sarah Shafik, project manager of Swiss Touch.Using two identical tables known as the ‘Swiss Touch’ tables as vehicles for discussion, the campaign bodies the ‘duality of contemporary Switzerla..
twnews24.comEmbassy of Bangladesh, The Hague has turned “Pahela Baishakh” into a pan European event over the years. It all begun in 2015 when musical maestro and popular mass singer Momotaz Begum, MP, performed along with her troupe. In 2016, celebrated artist Samina Chowdhury and in 2018, Hoimanti and Sandipan with their team performed in this event. This year, once again, Bangladesh Embassy in The Hague is presenting Momotaz Begum, MP, and a seven-member cultural troupe from Bangladesh on 21 April 2019. This year, the event, likewise last years, will begin with the Mongol Shovajatra where besides NRB [JB - Non-resident Bangladeshi]s, diplomats, city Mayors, local residents are expected to join to beam out the message of peace. It may be noted that Bangladesh “peace procession” was one of the largest processions ever held in the municipality of Wassennar where Bangladesh House is going to host this event.Bangladesh Embassy is expecting, besides NRBs from the Netherlands, expatriates f..
Erik Khzmalyan, nationalinterest.org, April 20, 2019 image from article It’s high time for the United States to recover the numerical superiority. Excerpt: As the U.S. land wars in the Middle East fade into obscurity, Washington is slowly bracing itself for the naval age that will dominate the twenty-first century. Inherently a maritime nation, the future of America’s role in the world will be determined by its sea power. In light of China’s entrance into the global commons, no other military branch is flexible enough to respond to Beijing’s challenge and maintain the balance-of-power in the Indo-Pacific. But despite its unmatched technological superiority, the Navy has the numbers problem as a result of self-inflicted disarmament of the United States. Due to perceived low-level maritime threats such as piracy and smuggling in the seas, the U.S. Navy was reduced dramatically in the aftermath of the Cold War. ... While the U.S. decommissioned its warships, Russia and China began their..
fundsforngos.org Deadline: 15 May 2019image fromU.S. Embassy in Lebanon has announced the Fulbright Student Scholarship Program 2020.BenefitsThe grant includes: roundtrip airfare between Lebanon and the United States, tuition, books, health insurance, and room and board.The program, which covers a maximum of two academic years of study beginning in August 2020, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State through the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.Eligibility CriteriaApplicants must meet the following requirements:Be a Lebanese citizen or a legal, long-term Palestinian resident in Lebanon.Reside in Lebanon at the time of the application.Cannot be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (green card holder).Have a bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education (or will graduate with a bachelor’s degree before summer 2020).Demonstrate academic excellence within his/her field of specialization.Pursue a field of study benefiting Lebanese society and..
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 toREAD MORE
Done right, athletic diplomacy can be more effective than political outreach. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (left) meets with former NBA star Dennis Rodman in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph from Rodon Sinmun via European Pressphoto Agency Daniel Stone National Geographic Published September 12, 2013 When former NBA player Dennis Rodman returned last week from hisREAD MORE
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The so-called ‘Twitter diplomacy’ has become one of the most prominent innovations in foreign policies of the world’s leading countries, political analysts say. Officials have been actively using social networking sites to address millions of people all over the globe. President Vladimir Putin’s Twitter account has more than 120,000 followers. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev`s blogREAD MORE