How Seapower Can Win Hearts and Minds

The Diplomat | Oct 22, 2014

Like American politicians, the U.S. Navy needs to woo the American electorate to retain public support.

Countering Russian Propaganda Abroad

The Heritage Foundation | Oct 22, 2014

Russian propaganda, often masquerading as legitimate news, is disseminated through state-controlled media to confuse, obscure, and shift the debate about Putin and to legitimize Russian aggression abroad.

Israeli Official Tells ‘Post’: More Discussions Preferable to a Bad November Deal.

The Jerusalem Post | Oct 22, 2014

Western governments will reluctantly consider an extension of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program should world powers fail to clinch a comprehensive deal by November 24 – a move Israel would support, sources told The Jerusalem Post this week.

Haiti Cholera Victims Get a Hearing in U.S. Court

Aljazeera America | Oct 22, 2014

Lawyers argue the U.N. should compensate victims of the disease allegedly spread by its peacekeepers.

Village Roadshow Finds Writers for ‘Ping Pong Diplomacy’

Variety | Oct 21, 2014

The book is based on the true story of the 1971 Table Tennis World Championships in Japan, where the unlikely friendship between American player Glenn Cowan and top China player Zhuang Zedong set the media ablaze and drove both administrations scrambling at the highest levels. 

Future Afghani Diplomats Trained

China Daily | Oct 21, 2014

Fifteen entry-level diplomats from Afghanistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs started a two-week training program in Washington on Monday.  For the next two weeks, the group will learn about US policy regarding Afghanistan, US-China relations, public diplomacy and how foreign policy is developed in the US, with a goal towards developing diplomatic, communications and management skills.

U.S. Department of State Builds Bridge Between the Past and Present Through Virtual Exchange Program

U.S. State Department | Oct 21, 2014

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and PBS LearningMedia will host a series of blended online and in-person conversations about ancient civilizations with high school students, the first of which will take place on Wednesday, October 22.

Israel Hospital Treats Daughter of Palestinian Arch-Foe

Al Arabiya | Oct 21, 2014

An Israeli hospital said on Sunday that it has treated a daughter of Gaza Hamas leader Ismail Haniya, who is a sworn enemy of the Jewish state.


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