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Earlier this month, China hosted the leaders of the G20 countries for their annual summit. International summits have traditionally played an important role in diplomacy. On the one hand, summits hold ceremonial or dramatic importance as they demonstrate one of diplomacy’s function in international relations- ensuring stability and peace. On the other hand, summits alsoRead more
By Hon Dr Sharman Stone, Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls I am just back from the Solomon Islands. What a privilege it was to be there at this significant time, as the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) comes to a close – after 14 years – and reflects on theRead more
The last perfumer of Belgrade In the 1950s, the perfume industry boomed in Belgrade. Now Serbia’s capital has just one shop left that mixes its own scents. Andrew Gray went to visit. I hesitate before the deep maroon shop front. The shop, in a cobbled street in central Belgrade, looks like it hasn’t changed inRead more
Ministar spoljnih poslova Danske, Anders Samuelsen Photo: thelocal.dk Svako od nas se ovih dana u govoru susreo sa novim terminom „digitalni ambasador“ i zapitao šta on konkretno znači. Po čemu bi se digitalni ambasador razlikovao od običnog ambasadora? Koja bi bila njegova zaduženja? Odgovore na ova pitanja još uvek ne možemo potražiti u savremenim rečnicimaRead more
Guy Farmer, Nevada Appeal, December 15, 2018
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As the late President George H.W. Bush (Bush 41) was being laid to rest in recent days, a grateful nation honored him as president and as a prominent member of what Tom Brokaw calls the Greatest Generation, men and women who won World War II and came home to continue serving their country. They lived by four important words — duty, honor, country and family — and we'll miss them when they're gone.
I was touched by the moving tributes to Bush 41, one of the youngest U.S. Navy pilots at the outset of World War II. Although he was born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, he enlisted in the Navy at the age of 18 in 1942. His eloquent biographer, Jon Meacham, described Bush as “America's last great soldier-statesman, a 20th century founding father,” and lauded the courage Bush showed when, as a 20-year-old Navy pilot, he parachuted from a burning plane over the Pacific Ocean. How many of today&#..