You Can't Take Danger Out of Diplomacy

Bloomberg | Mar 6, 2015

By some yardsticks, spending on security now accounts for 30 to 40 percent of the department’s operational budget. Next year, it plans to spend four times more on “worldwide security protection” than on public diplomacy.

Access Bank Partners US Government on Women Empowerment

This Day Live | Mar 6, 2015

Access Bank Plc said it has entered into partnership with the United States Embassy in Nigeria to empower Nigerian women on how to become information technology compliant.

Lessons From the Past for a Sustainable Future

Devex | Mar 6, 2015

We cannot forget that international development is also in the best interests of EU citizens. A number of issues such as illegal migration, climate change and terrorism can be best tackled at the root with international aid and support on the ground.

Networking Naked With Finland's Diplomatic Sauna Society

The Atlantic | Mar 6, 2015

This was a formal, and very exclusive, event held by the Diplomatic Sauna Society, a Scandinavian-flavored networking club established by a spokesman of the Finnish embassy in D.C. to help the country’s diplomats forge connections with Washington heavyweights.

Singapore Can Use More Soft Power Cultural Diplomacy

The Straits Times | Mar 6, 2015

To leverage more on Singapore's soft power assets, NMP Tan Tai Yong suggested expanding cultural exchange opportunities for youth to forge friendships abroad, while regional heritage bodies could work together to showcase the connectedness of the region before colonization.

Seoul to Raise High-Level Diplomatic Contacts with U.S.

Global Post | Mar 6, 2015

Seoul plans to spare no effort to promote public diplomacy in the U.S. to prevent American citizens from having negative sentiments toward South Korea following the attack on Lippert, according to officials.

Australian Artists Storm Venice

The Art Newspaper | Mar 6, 2015

Many attribute Venice’s Aussie invasion to the country’s new cultural policy. The scheme, which launched last August, seeks to promote Australian arts abroad and grow cultural tourism in part by inviting tastemakers like Enwezor to the country.

Diplomacy of the People

The Week | Mar 6, 2015

H E George Hisaeda, Ambassador of Japan to Oman, believes diplomacy is not exclusive to diplomats. “Grassroots or people-to-people diplomacy is increasingly important in the interconnected ‘global village’ of modernity,” he says.


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