Ali Fisher, uscpublicdiplomacy.org
As the sources and instruments of power have adapted to a new information age, the extent to which different groups have access to influence has also shifted.Public diplomacy [JB emphasis] in the 21st century has to navigate the complex architecture of multi-hub, multi-directional networks that exist between communities around the world. As a result, calibrating public diplomacy and strategic communications to face specific challenges requires fine-tuning the specific approach to engagement with foreign publics as well as an understanding of the tactics employed by any adversaries who wish to influence those same publics.This complexity is not a new phenomenon, but the information age has added an additional layer of methods to communicate or share information, and additional opportunities to analyze available data. This is true whether discussing how the Media Mujahidin seek to spread their theology, Russian attempts to influence political discourse,..
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Beijing's propaganda apparatus is pumping up the volume for its annual parliament meeting, with videos starring a rapper dropping rhymes about his “elation” for the session and an American waxing lyrical about the Chinese “system of democracy”.
Chinese state media regularly rolls out clips targeted at foreign audiences during important political events, and this year's production has again raised eyebrows among China watchers.
Xinhua, China's official news agency, co-produced a rap video entitled “'Two Sessions': To the World from China” to celebrate the annual meeting of the rubber-stamp parliament — the National People's Congress — and the country's top political advisory body.
Rich in rhymes which often appear incoherent, the song boasts about the country's social and scientific achievements, from anti-pollution measures to poverty alleviation programmes and a historic moon landing..
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A public talk to be presented by Professors Gi-Wook Shin and Andray Abrahamian, The Korea Foundation, Stanford University.
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
4:30 – 6:30 pm / Gould Library Athenaeum
KIM AND TRUMP talk, Lib Athenaeum, Wednesday, April 24th, 4:30 pm Everyone is welcome! REFRESHMENTS!
The Carleton College History department is pleased to host a Korea Foundation presentation on North Korea and US-ROK relations, “Kim and Trump: North Korea and the United States in an Era of Change,” Wednesday, April 24th, 4:30-6:30 pm, in the Gould Library Athenaeum, by Professors Gi-Wook Shin and Andray Abrahamian of the Korea Foundation of Los Angeles and Stanford University. This event is free and open to the campus and the wider public. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Since its inception in 1991, the Korea Foundation has served as a bridge from South Korea to the rest of the world, connecting Koreans to the global community through a variety of academic an..
The Twitter profiles of world leaders and governments are seldom innovative, or engaging. Most of them rather blandly declare that “This is the official Twitter account…” of a government/foreign ministry etc. – and this even when the account has been verified by Twitter and proudly displays the blue badge. Interestingly, the most used words on
John Sjoholm, limacharlienews.com; see also (1)
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A sequestered, off the record meeting in Sweden drives U.S., North Korea, South Korea diplomacy.
At a sequestered conference facility outside of Stockholm top diplomats from North Korea, the U.S. and South Korea are now meeting under the protection of Swedish military and paramilitary forces for a week long off-the-record gathering. The facility and the area around the facility are off-limits for observers, including accredited journalists.
The meeting began on January 19th and is being held at the Hackholmssund Conference Hotel, by the Mälaren Lake, north-west of Stockholm. The area is under lock down by the Swedish paramilitary police force “Nationella Insatsstyrkan” and the Swedish military is conducting training of several of its elite quick response counter-terrorism units in the vicinity.
Sources within Rosenbad, the nerve centre of Swedish politics, tell us that the meeting was initiated and coordinat..