federalgovernmentjobs.us Vacancy No. ECA-2019-0044 Department Department of State - Agency Wide Salary $99,172.00 to $128,920.00 Grade 13 to 13 Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time Open Date 5/20/2019 Close Date 5/28/2019 Job Link Application instruction listed in job description Who may apply Status Candidates Locations: WASHINGTON, DC Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully) Overview Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates 05/20/2019 to 05/28/2019 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 13 Salary $99,172 to $128,920 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-Time Locations 1 vacancy in the following location: Washington, DC 1 vacancy Relocation expenses reimbursed No Telework eligible Yes as determined by agency policy This job is open to Internal to an agency Current federal employees of this agency. Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee. Clarification from the agen..
themadisonrecord.com image from article By Gregg Parker Email the authorPublished 2:49 pm Monday, May 20, 2019MADISON – This year, Global Ties Alabama or GTA has placed visitors from Africa, Kosovo, the Middle East, Argentina, Central American, Ukraine and other countries in Madison homes. Currently, GTA is recruiting host families for youth delegates in late summer.In the Tennessee Valley, GTA promotes global peace and understanding through citizen diplomacy. Founded in 1965 as International Services Council of Alabama, GTA was an outreach of Huntsville Rotary Club to welcome international military trainees to Redstone Arsenal.GTA partners with the U.S. Department of State to customize study programs for emerging international leaders. “It has been extremely successful with high school students” from many countries,” GTA CEO Jacqueline Shipe said.This year, the U.S. State Department sponsored Pan Africa Leadership Conference to promote mutual understanding and strengthen connections ..
tehrantimes.com, May 21, 2019 uncaptioned image from article TEHRAN - Seyyed Hossein Mousavian [JB - see], a former Iranian nuclear negotiator who currently acts as a Princeton University researcher, has said that there will be no war between Iran and the U.S. in the current situation. “Controversies in recent weeks, including dispatch of U.S. warship is more of a psychological warfare and Bolton-Netanyahu team is not planning to begin any war in the current situation,” he told ISNA in an interview published on Monday. “Netanyahu [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] and [U.S. National Security Advisor John] Bolton, have a two-phase plan with eight parts in their agenda to be implemented until the end of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first tenure to bring him into a war,” he commented. He said that the first phase is “maximum pressure” with four parts: first “economic war”, second “political war”, third “psychological-advertising war and public diplomacy” [JB emphasis] and the fo..
Geopolitical Monitor, geopoliticalmonitor.com, May 21, 2019 image from article Over the past few months, a competition to corner the market on new fifth generation (5G) mobile networks has erupted into a global turf war between the United States and China. Citing national security concerns, Washington has urged its allies and partners around the world to ban the use of equipment manufactured by China’s leading telecommunications company, Huawei, in their 5G infrastructure. In response to the US government’s actions, Huawei decided to fight back with a tool straight out of the age-old diplomatic playbook: a media campaign directed at American journalists and the US public. This charm offensive could accurately be termed a “public diplomacy” initiative. As defined by diplomatic historian and University of Southern California professor Nick Cull, public diplomacy is “an international actor’s attempt to manage the international environment through engagement with a foreign public.” Huawei’..
Chinese President dropped in on surprised diners at a small Beijing restaurant and chatted with deliverymen on Friday on an apparently unscripted visit ahead of next week‘s Lunar New Year holiday.Such relaxed interactions between senior politicians and the public are uncommon in a country where even leaders‘ birthdays or family backgrounds are often closely held secrets.Leaders generally use the time around the festival to make carefully choreographed, well pre-arranged inspection trips around the country where they flag important policy initiatives or areas of concern for the year ahead.Xi last year visited villagers in a poor southwestern part of China, to press home his campaign against poverty.On Friday, state television showed Xi walking into the restaurant in a southern district of Beijing known for its traditional alleyways and courtyards, asking how much the food was and how long the owners had been in ..
Noa Landau (Haaretz), forward.com/news
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Israel’s Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Ministry is using information from the controversial right-wing website Canary Mission, to bar political activists from entering the country, according to documents obtained by Haaretz.
The internal documents, some of which were submitted to the appeals tribunal in the appeal against the deportation of American student Lara Alqasem, show that officials briefly interviewed Alqasem, 22, at Ben-Gurion International Airport on her arrival Tuesday night, then passed her name on for “continued handling” by the ministry because of “suspicion of boycott activity.” Israel recently passed a law banning the entry of foreign nationals who engage in such activity. …
“Why isn’t there a coordinated orchestra with the IDF contributing rather than leading the effort?”
Editorial, The Jerusalem Post,December 22
Image from article: Danny Danon [see] with a map of Hezbollah tunnels in front of the UN Security Council, December 19th, 2018. (photo credit: screenshot)
Last week, ahead of a UN Security Council debate on the Hezbollah attack tunnels Israel has discovered along the northern border, the IDF launched a media campaign and public diplomacy [JB emphasis] blitz to shake up the world.
CNN was given an exclusive story. Its reporter was brought to one of the tunnels and allowed to drop a camera inside to take never-seen-before footage. One of the officers in the IDF Spokesperson’s Office put out a video in English calling on Lebanon to take action to reign in Hezbollah and prevent another war.
It was a nice attempt but ultimately it did not succeed.
The Security Council met on Wednesday and failed to issue an unequivocal condemnation of Hezbollah or Leb..