Powerful U.S. Pro-Israel Lobby Holds Fire As Iran Deadline Looms

Reuters | Nov 21, 2014

As the United States and other powers negotiate down to the wire on a nuclear deal with Iran, one voice has been unusually quiet - the main pro-Israel lobby in Washington.

Mayor of Valence Joins the France-Karabakh Friendship Circle

Armenia Radio | Nov 21, 2014

The Mayor of the French city of Valence Nicolas Daragon has announced his decision to join the France-Karabakh Friendship Circle.  Nicolas Daragon noted in his statement that Valence would contribute to the public diplomacy implemented by the France-Karabakh Friendship Circle.

How CEOs Are Becoming More Powerful Than Politicians

Hindustan Times | Nov 21, 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have made Forbes’ latest list of the world’s most powerful people, but he is part of a dwindling group. Money rather than political clout is deemed to be the currency of power today.

Qatar's Foreign Policy - the Old and the New

Al Jazeera | Nov 21, 2014

Adopting an "open" foreign policy, which relied on soft power tools such as media, diplomacy, education, culture, sports, tourism, economy and humanitarian aid, Doha's strategy was based on good relations with neighbours, the formation of strategic alliances with major and medium powers and the building of a brand.

Some 2,200 Polish and British Troops Hold Tactical Exercise in Poland

Fox News | Nov 21, 2014

Some 2,200 Polish and British troops are taking part in joint tactical training this month that is part of NATO's reaction to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.  

Apply the Rigor of Investing to Foreign Aid

Foreign Policy Magazine | Nov 21, 2014

There's a reason Americans are confused about the value of overseas development assistance. And there's also a fix -- if the State Department gets serious about the next QDDR.

Iran Nuclear Talks Extension Would Be Tougher Sell Second Time

Wall Street Journal | Nov 21, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted Thursday that the six-power group negotiating with Iran is “not discussing an extension.” “We are negotiating to try and get an agreement. It’s that simple,” he told reporters in Paris before he left for Vienna to join the nuclear talks.

Ethiopia to Send Public Diplomacy Delegation to Egypt

World Bulletin | Nov 21, 2014

Ethiopia and Egypt are in the middle of diplomatic rapprochement to narrow their differences over the construction of a multi-billion hydroelectric dam on the Nile.


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