Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is encouraging Canadian diplomats to experiment with social media to promote democratic freedom and trade across the globe. The plan could represent a loosening of the communications leash the Harper government has placed on foreign diplomats as part of its centralized communications strategy. Baird announced the initiative Friday in northernRead more
Image from article, with caption: Portugal’s Antonio Felix da Costa won the opening race of the Formula E season in Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
With the recent transformations in the international political scene, traditional ways of achieving foreign policy aims have also transformed. Earlier approaches such as foreign aid and diplomacy were the most common ways of achieving foreign policy goals. Now, “national integrity” is respected by all states in the international order and public diplomacy is the most common way to achieve goals.
Public diplomacy [JB emphasis] has become a significant instrument of foreign policy and is used by states to influence public opinion and the ruling class. In essence, public diplomacy is the promotion of ideas and national interests by informing and educating people around the world through cultural activities, exchange programs and social media.
Saudi Arabia’s priorities are increasingly focused on enhancing its public image by becoming more transparent in..
U vreme Bemdžamina Frenklina bilo je potrebno šest meseci da diplomatske poruke stignu iz Pariza do Filadelfije. Uloliko je ambasador želeo da bude efikasan, morao je da donosi autonomne odluke u skladu sa poznavanjem konkretne situacije i nacionalnim interesima svoje zemlje. Ali dobri stari dani su iza nas, a obim i frekvencija komunikacije između diplomateRead more
Elliot Hannon, Slate, March 02, 2019
President Trump plays a round of golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort during his first official visit to the U.K. on July 15, 2018.Leon Neal/Getty Images
Donald Trump, as president, has made a habit of comingling personal and governmental business to his benefit, but Trump’s tweet Saturday morning about his golf club in Scotland is perhaps the most explicit example of Trump using his office as a tool of self-promotion and personal gain.
Trump has never been much for ethics and the GOP has given the president carte blanche to do as he pleases, no matter the appearance of impropriety. The Aberdeen course that Trump promo’d was Trump’s first course in Europe, but has failed to take off like the Trump Organization had anticipated when buying the course in 2006. Trump promised the club would create as many as 6,000 jobs in the community. The reality, as is often the case with Trump, has been much less rosy, and the course has lost money each ..
Earlier this January, President Obama gave his first-ever one-on-one interview on German television. The background of this rare interview was news reports originating last year that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) had monitored communications of European citizens – and thereby had seemingly even listened in on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s private phone calls. In theRead more