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..
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The U.S. Embassy Podgorica/Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Department of State has announced an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to address one of the priority areas stated below.Program ObjectivesThe United States Embassy in Podgorica supports specific projects and initiatives on the topics listed below through awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.This year’s topics should include the following:Women’s Advocacy and EmpowermentYouth Empowerment through Educational InitiativesCommunity Engagement*Civil Justice Reform**Social Entrepreneurship***U.S.-Montenegrin Relations through Arts* The U.S. Embassy encourages local projects to better Montenegrin communities. While topics may vary, successful proposals should identify how the applicant will mobilize local communities to address local challenges.** The U.S. Embassy encourages projects that (1) identify obstacles to judicial expediency in ..
Before World War I, Woodrow Wilson proclaimed America First as a rationale for neutrality. Before World War II, members of the America First Committee included Walt Disney, Frank Lloyd Wright and Gerald Ford
‘Behold, America’ Review: Fighting WordsBefore World War I, Woodrow Wilson proclaimed America First as a rationale for neutrality. Before World War II, members of the America First Committee included Walt Disney, Frank Lloyd Wright and Gerald Ford.World War II war propaganda poster by the America First Committee.
By Fergus M. Bordewich, Wall Street Journal, Dec. 13
Allusions to what we celebrate as the “American dream” are so ubiquitous that it might seem that everyone knows what the phrase refers to. In “Behold, America,” Sarah Churchwell, an American-born scholar at the University of London, tells us that we barely grasp the many meanings of this heavily freighted term. Thus she sets about unpacking its multi-layered and surprising history. And against the American dr..
Guy W. Farmer, Nevada Appeal; see also (1)
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The Senate Intelligence Committee recently released two independent reports on Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election in the United States. The reports accuse the Russian government of conducting a disinformation campaign designed “to help elect President Trump, and worked even harder to support him while in office.”
“The Russians aimed particular energy at activating conservatives on issues such as gun rights and immigration, while sapping the political clout of left-leaning minority voters by undermining their faith in elections …” both reports concluded.
And what are we doing to counter Russia's ongoing disinformation campaign? Not much! During the Cold War I spent 28 years with the now defunct U.S. Information Agency (USIA), which told America's story to the world (the agency's motto) and aggressively countered Soviet disinformation and misinformation. But after USIA was merged..
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image (not from entry) fromKadir Jun AyhanInternational Studies Perspectives, Volume 20, Issue 1, February 2019, Pages 63–83, https://doi.org/10.1093/isp/eky010Published:
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Abstract: Public diplomacy [JB emphasis](PD) lacks an agreed-upon definition and boundaries. The ambiguity surrounding the conceptualization of the term leads to confusion among scholars and practitioners and hinders the consolidation of PD as an academic field. This article surveys 160 articles and books on PD, categorizes diverse perspectives into a taxonomy, and explores the coherence of each. The taxonomy can be categorized into these perspectives: state-centric, neo-statist, nontraditional, society-centric, and accommodative. The article maps the boundaries of public diplomacy with much needed clear and coherent criteria and positions PD within the broader discipline of international relations.