Does America Need a BBC?

In Homeland Security | Dec 22, 2014

Washington would do well to incorporate the business approaches of the BBC and other successful models that mix entertainment, education and news with a massive stock pile of programs for the foreign audience to consume. 

U.S.-Cuba Cultural Ties, Long Hearty, at Crossroads

Wall Street Journal | Dec 21, 2014

With Detente, Politics Is Finally Catching Up With a Mutual Fascination That Survived a Half Century of Hostility Between Washington and Havana.

Obama's New Diplomacy — Who doesn't Want Cuban Cigars?

The Hill | Dec 20, 2014

When the president of the United States moved to normalize relations with the communist nation, many on the right cried foul. (...) These criticisms refer not to President Obama's new Cuba policy, but to President Nixon's opening to China in 1971. Nixon's critics were on the wrong side of history then, just as Obama's critics are now.

First South Korea-Taiwan Cultural Exchange Seminar Held

The China Post | Dec 20, 2014

South Korea's de facto embassy in Taiwan yesterday held the first-ever South Korea-Taiwan Cultural Exchange Seminar in Taipei to promote closer bilateral exchanges.

Why Hostels May Be the 21st Century Embassies

Huffington Post | Dec 20, 2014

Every year Cultural Tourism DC, in conjunction with international embassies, hosts the famous "Around the World" and "Shortcut to Europe" open house series. This tremendous two day event spaced over two weekends, gives visitors the chance to tour more than 70 embassies where they can learn about different cultures through food, art and music. But what happens if you are not in town during this once a year grand event? If you want a similar effect, consider staying at a hostel.

East Africa: Ethiopia and Its Regional Diplomacy - Ethiopia's Dominant Interpretation of the Horn of Africa

All Africa | Dec 20, 2014

Ethiopia's perception and analysis of challenges and opportunities in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) region have become increasingly dominant. Owing to the following four reasons, Ethiopia's pivotal role within the IGAD and to a limited extent in the AU will continue to grow.

North Korea May Lift Ebola Restrictions Soon

Fox News | Dec 20, 2014

North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading travel agencies that specialize in the small but growing North Korea market say they have confirmed the North may be ready to open up its doors again soon.

China’s Challenge in the South China Sea

The Jakarta Post | Dec 20, 2014

Whether or not the Philippine arbitration claim prevails in court, China is unlikely to prevail in the court of international public opinion on this issue. 


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