Kosovo’s capital still doesn’t have running water 24 hours a day, but you can get a great beer thanks to the Sabaja Craft Brewery. The microbrewery opened up in Pristina, Kosovo’s capital, last year. It brews American-style ales, including a delicious IPA. “It’s the only beer of its kind in Kosovo,” according to Alex Butler,Read more
By Braden Ruddy Nation, Identity, Food as Power, and the Theory and Practice of Gastrodiplomacy Last year, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proclaimed that “food is the oldest form of diplomacy.” This is just one recent claim of the power of food and its use in diplomacy, both today and through the ages.Read more
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Christian Whiton was a senior advisor in the Donald Trump and George W. Bush administrations. He is a senior fellow for strategy and public diplomacy [JB emphasis] at the Center for the National Interest and the author of “Smart Power: Between Diplomacy and War.”
President Trump announces Defense Secretary James Mattis' resignation date is now Jan.1
President Trump’s decision to replace Defense Secretary James Mattis on Jan. 1 – rather than allowing him to stay on the job until Feb. 28, as the retired Marine general requested when he resigned Thursday – was the right move.
Mattis no doubt thought a two-month transition would be helpful to his successor and minimize any disruption caused by his departure. But no president would want an avowed opponent of his foreign and national security policies to continue running the Pentagon for that long.
As Mattis correctly stated in his resignation letter to the president: “Because you have the ri..
On 20 January 2010, the first anniversary of President Obamas inauguration, US political theorist Joseph Nye gave a lecture at Portcullis House, London, on his theory of soft power and its importance for today’s governments and global societies. Biography ( WIKIPEDIA ) Joseph Samuel Nye, Jr. (born January 19, 1937) is an AmericanRead more
What’s the Issue? Internet freedom was until recently not a foreign policy issue. Newton-Small traces the origins of the policy to a conversation four years ago: In 2008, Michael Horowitz, a longtime religious-liberty advocate, went to his friend, Representative Frank Wolf, a Virginia Republican, and suggested setting aside funds to help Falun Gong, a religiousRead more