At 5 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, five Canadian diplomats stationed in Tehran quietly left the country. After years of increasing tensions and rhetoric Canada cut all diplomatic ties with Iran. But as Canada was cutting its formal diplomatic ties with Iranian officials, a separate team within the Department of Foreign Affairs and InternationalRead more
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Volume 12, 2013-09,
Publisher: Digital Peer Publishing NRW
An international approach to the cultural Cold War: public diplomacy towards Africa
This article analyzes how the tactics behind French public diplomacy [JB emphasis] in West-Africa and Congo-Leopoldville/Kinshasa evolved between 1945 and 1965. To overcome the low appeal that French propaganda had for Africans, the French gradually integrated the successful methods that their competitors in Africa employed into their own strategy. It shows that the battle for African hearts and minds was global, that Ghana and Egypt were active, and that intercultural, propaganda agencies adopted and adapted each other's successful strategies. In doing so, it hopes to emphasize the explanatory potential of a genuine international approach to diplomatic history.
The norms of diplomatic culture are an emerging field of study in International Relations amo..
Book review by Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times, Feb. 6, 2019; original article contains additional illustrations and links
JB personal note: When (as I later found out) the Chernobyl disaster occurred, I traveled by motor car to eastern Poland (in the Chernobyl “radioactive” zone), invited to give a talk on the United States at a local organization, in my capacity as a “public diplomacy” American diplomat. I arrived at this rather obscure location earlier than expected, and to kill time I took a walk, which led me to a local cemetery, for perhaps an hour … BTW, my talk (thanks to radioactivity?) was, far beyond my expectations, not badly received.
The word “Chernobyl” has long been synonymous with the catastrophic reactor explosion of 1986 — grim shorthand for what still qualifies, more than three decades later, as the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
As infamous as it is now, it’s easy to forget that the calamity seemed to drift to international attention as if by accident. A fu..
The Conversation AU
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[W]hile Mandarin speakers in Australia access a variety of online outlets, newer Chinese-language news websites are a primary source of information – particularly when accessed via WeChat, the Chinese social media app.
These data can help inform debates about whether and how Chinese government influence may operate in Australia via the media.
They could also be useful to those who want to encourage greater civic participation within our Mandarin-speaking migrant communities. This would help the Australian government better achieve its goal of public diplomacy [JB emphasis] via digital channels. …
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The EU Hybrid Fusion Cell was established in 2016 as an initiative of the Joint Communication on Countering Hybrid threats. It is incorporated into the analysis division of EU INTCEN, which, along with the EU Military Staff Intelligence Directorat..