Student Visa Rules Condemned by Employers

BBC News | Oct 23, 2014

Simon Walker, director-general of the Institute of Directors, said he was "appalled" by how overseas students had been caught up in targets for reducing immigration into the UK.

10 Parting Thoughts for America's Diplomats

Foreign Policy | Oct 23, 2014

The real question is not whether the State Department is still relevant but how we can sustain, strengthen, and adapt the tradecraft for a new century unfolding before us.

Under Secretary Stengel's Travel to Kuwait To Lead Coalition Communications Conference

U.S. Department of State | Oct 23, 2014

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel will travel to Kuwait to lead the U.S. delegation for the October 27 conference of coalition partners focused on countering ISIL messaging and combatting violent extremism in the region.

The Latest North Korean Mystery: A Diplomatic Charm Offensive

The New York Times | Oct 23, 2014

On Wednesday, North Korea said Mr. Kim had personally ordered Mr. Fowle’s release after considering requests from President Obama. 

Britain Urged to Suspend Aid to Pakistan as Hangings Loom

The Telegraph | Oct 23, 2014

Campaigners call for British aid to Pakistan to be halted as Pakistan prepares to hang first prisoner in six years.

S. Korean Ambassador in Beijing Opens Up Residence to Public

Global Post | Oct 23, 2014

The residence of the South Korean ambassador to China has been opened to the public, in an annual public-diplomacy effort to reach out to Chinese people, the South Korean Embassy said Thursday.

Cuba and the U.S. Hug It Out Over Responses to Ebola

The Root | Oct 23, 2014

Foreign policy experts are saying that the back-and-forth is demonstrative of how public health issues are building bridges between countries that have a history of being at odds with one another. 

Melting Ice Cap Opening Shipping Lanes and Creating Conflict Among Nations | Oct 23, 2014

The consequences of the Arctic ice melt extend far beyond shorter shipping lanes. The warmer Arctic waters are opening access to oil, gas and mineral deposits for an energy-craving global population and at the same time increasing possibilities for ecotourism. 


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