How Technology Is Creating New Sources Of Power

Forbes | Oct 20, 2014

However you define it, power is important because it allows you to get things done.  Whether you are a politician or an executive, you must seek power to achieve objectives.  Yet power never stays constant, but has always been highly dependent on context and, in today’s world of rapidly shifting contexts, emerging sources of power are often the most potent.

Cuban Missile Crisis – A Lesson in Diplomacy

The Moscow Times | Oct 20, 2014

Today, as the world is going through one of the sharpest crises of international relations in recent years, the Cuban missile crisis — or, as Russians call it, "the Caribbean crisis" — may help us understand some very important things. The most pertinent of these is the escape from "historical inevitability."

Soft Diplomacy and PPP Key to Somalia's Recovery and Combatting Al Shabaab Say Experts

Zawya | Oct 20, 2014

Piracy, terrorism and criminal activities originating in Somalia can only be addressed by creating a climate of security, engagement and empowerment that will encourage home grown businesses, international investment and alternative employment for Somalia's young people.

UN Climate Talks to Test New York Summit Gains

RTCC | Oct 20, 2014

The impact of Ban Ki-moon’s New York summit on UN efforts to curb climate change faces its first test on Monday in Bonn, where envoys from over 190 countries meet for a week of negotiations.

‘Pakistan, Afghanistan Share Same Culture’

Daily Times (Pakistan) | Oct 19, 2014

“Culture does not have border and both Pakistan and Afghanistan have strong cultural relations,” the adviser said while inaugurating the two-day show organised by Pak-Afghan Culture Forum in collaboration with the provincial government.

Ebola: Africa’s Image Takes a Hit

Washington Post | Oct 19, 2014

The disease has ravaged a small part of Africa, but the international image of the whole continent is increasingly under siege, reinforcing some old stereotypes.

New Survey Reveals the Full Extent of the Unique Aid Relationship Between Scotland and Malawi

Herald Scotland | Oct 19, 2014

Nearly three in four Scots are in favour of links with Malawi and nearly half know someone who is involved in the connections between the nations, a new survey has found.

Israel’s Tamar Group Looks to Sell Gas to Egypt

Al Arabiya | Oct 19, 2014

The partners in Israel’s offshore Tamar gas field said on Sunday they are negotiating the sale of at least 5 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas over three years to private customers in Egypt via an old pipeline built to send gas in the other direction.

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