Šta je javna diplomatija Srbije? Trebalo bi da bude mnogo više od folklora. I može biti jeftina. Zašto Vlada Srbije ne održava svoj Tviter nalog? Digitalna diplomatija ne košta gotovo ništa, a može doneti višestruku korist. Pogledajte Tviter nalog Vlade Hrvatske koji ima preko 35.000 pratilaca u poređenju sa nalogom naše Vlade i jedva prekoRead more
The Strategist (blog)
26 Nov 2018|Richard Herr
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President Xi Jinping’s attendance at the recent APEC summit in Port Moresby was meant to be the cap on a soft-power charm offensive validating Chinese influence in the Pacific. In the event, it has been widely regarded by non-Chinese media and commentators as a diplomatic bust for Xi.
That APEC was a failure seemed clear enough to virtually all observers.
The meeting ended without an agreed communiqué for the first time in its history. Xi’s central role in the forum was gazumped by the buzz about the pre-summit announcements of increased Australian aid to the region and the funding of a major electrification project by a consortium of Western allies, and by the American declaration at the summit that it would partner with Australia and PNG in reviving the Manus Island naval base.
While it would be difficult to portray the APEC summit as an unmitigated success for China, it may not have been quite the disaster i..
Skip to content Nick Pearson
Pro Consul at the British Consulate-General
Guest blogger for UK in Australia
Part of UK in Australia
28th February 2020 Canberra, Australia
What matters to me on the day before the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade Nick Pearson our Pro Consul at the Consulate-General office in SydneyEvery year it is hard to miss the signs that the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras season is upon us. While permanent reminders of Sydney’s support for the LGBTQI community – such as the iconic Rainbow Crossing in Taylor Square – remain with us year-round, it is fair to say the city shifts into gear as the Mardi Gras parade approaches. Whether it is a more civic reminder, such as a rainbow flag flying above Sydney Town Hall, or something more vibrant like a drag queen passing by at a pedestrian crossing en route to a performance in a city pub, the visibility of the LGBTQI community in Sydney truly reaches an all-time high at this time of year.
Culminating in a parade drawi..
Sqn Ldr Rana TS Chhina (retd), tribuneindia.com
Image from article, with caption: Forgotten heroes: The sacrifices of Indian soldiers in WWI were largely ignored in the writings and books on the subject
The centenary of World War I has reignited literary and academic interest in the contribution of Indian soldiers
By Sqn Ldr Rana TS Chhina (retd), tribuneindia.com
[JB note: On the controversial U.S. “propaganda” role during the Great War, see John Brown, “Janus-Faced Public Diplomacy: Creel and Lippmann During the Great War,” in Deborah L. Trent Ph.D. (Author, Editor), Nontraditional U.S. Public Diplomacy: Past, Present, and Future (Public Diplomacy Council Series) Paperback – November 4, 2016, now available online.]
World War I (1914-1918) was undoubtedly one of the defining events of modern world history. The conflict set in motion a chain of events with far reaching consequences. While it is now a century since ‘the guns of August’ finally fell silent, the repercussions of that cat..
Like most nations and international organizations, the European Union has eagerly adopted social media over the past two years. And like most foreign ministries, the E.U.’s digital diplomacy apparatus amounts to a social media empire consisting of countless twitter channels and Facebook profiles. On twitter, one can choose to follow the E.U.’s Foreign Policy Service,Read more