Michael Hirsh, Foreign Policy, posted on businessinsider.com; see also (1) (2)
“She's smart, put together, and sophisticated. But she's not someone who's going to go toe-to-toe on policy with John Bolton.”
Alex Brandon/Associated PressLongtime UN observers say Heather Nauert would also be the least qualified person ever to hold the job of US Ambassador to the UN. Critics say Nauert, who is currently the State Department's spokesperson, is almost without policy experience.Before becoming State Department spokesperson in 2017, Nauert worked as a correspondent for ABC and Fox News. She went on to become a news presenter and co-anchor.No one who has worked with Heather Nauert doubts that she's a pretty good briefer, or that the former Fox & Friends host is a winning personality on camera.
But longtime UN observers say Nauert, who is said to be US President Donald Trump's leading candidate to replace outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, would also b..
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Tarık Oğuzlu, dailysabah.com, 31.05.2019
While realist power politics take precedence over liberalist opportunism, the great powers are both shaping and confronting this new reality
[T]he world has recently witnessed a strong comeback of realist thinking in international relations. As nationalism and geopolitics have seen a strong revival, we are no longer on the verge of transcending into a borderless world in which universalism overshadows particularism. …
The evolution of Chinese foreign policy over the last decades does also suggest that a realist turn has become more noticeable in recent years. The more powerful China has become in terms of material power capabilities, the more assertively it has begun to question the decades-old American hegemony in East and Southeast Asia, as well as promote its political-economy model beyond its borders through such initiatives as Belt and Road. China's efforts to entice its neighbors through lucrative free trade agreements and..
When I entered the Foreign Service in 1979, my class of 16 new Public Diplomacy officers was taught to cultivate “the Foreign Service manner,” the habits of diplomacy — listening, accurate reporting, careful speaking, and a certain care in asking questions without an edge. So much of Public Diplomacy is about “telling,” it’s good to
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