image fromDeadline: 1 July 2019The U.S. Embassy Yerevan Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is inviting applicants for its Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Small Grants Program.PAS Yerevan invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Armenia, including cultural and exchange programs that highlight shared values and promote bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert(s), organization(s) or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy, culture, and perspectives.Priority AreasReinforce U.S. – Armenian Shared Values, by funding proposals which: promote U.S. culture, including music, dance, arts, film, sports, and education, and support human rights, social inclusion, entrepreneurship, youth outreach, and women’s empowerment.Advance Regional and Global Security, by funding proposals whi..
Several weeks before the 2016 US elections, I analysed the extent to which Presidential candidates attract digital diplomacy followers. To do, I evaluated the number of Twitter followers Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump attracted from five epistemic communities: MFAs, UN missions in NY and Geneva, Multi-Lateral organizations and foreign affairs journalists. My results showed that
Rachel Avraham, jerusalemonline.com
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Throughout the course of my journalistic career, I have had the privilege to get to know Mendi Safadi, a very intelligent and well-connected man, who has demonstrated that he passionately cares about assisting the underdogs who are being oppressed by totalitarian dictatorships. Whether one is speaking about Kurds, Hindus in Bangladesh or the Druze community in Syria, Mendi Safadi is at the forefront in the international community working in order to help them. And by helping the underdogs in the Islamic world, he has in turn given a positive face to Israel’s public diplomacy [JB emphasis].
Around the world, many view the State of Israel to be an oppressor, who persecutes the poor Palestinians. There are only two tools in Israel’s diplomatic arsenal in order to fight against this negative representation. One of the methods Israel can utilize is to be on the defensive and to explain why this is not true. Sadly, any effort..
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Eli Lake, bloomberg.com
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His hold on power will only get weaker as he fights both international sanctions and the popular will.
After his militias and national guardsmen attacked aid caravans trying to feed his starving citizens, Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro appeared on state television over the weekend dancing the salsa. The dictator’s point was clear: I’m not rattled. I’m not going anywhere.
This is the context for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s cryptic counterprogramming on Twitter. On Sunday he tweeted before and after photos of the late Moammar Al Qaddafi of Libya. In the first he was smiling in sunglasses; in the second he was bloodied and fleeing a mob. Six hours later, Rubio tweeted a similar side-by-side of the late Nicolae Ceausescu of Romania, first giving an angry speech and then facing a firing squad.
The reaction was fierce. Some Twitter users began a campaign to report Rubio’s accou..