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.

Korea, U.S. Strive to Contain Fallout of Attack on Lippert

The Korea Herald | Mar 5, 2015

Seoul and Washington are striving to minimize the fallout from a knife attack against the U.S. ambassador here which triggered concerns that it may dampen public sentiment and set hurdles for the allies’ future cooperation.

American Power: The End is Not Nigh

The Economist | Mar 5, 2015

Mr Nye, a veteran observer of global affairs, is more optimistic. He expects that America will still play the central role in the global balance of power in the 2040s. What, after all, is the alternative?

Andrew Lack Leaves Broadcasting Board of Governors After 6 Weeks

The New York Times | Mar 5, 2015

The board, which oversees United States government-supported international news media like Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, is scheduled to meet on Friday to begin looking for a successor to Mr. Lack.

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