Ethiopia: Public Diplomacy Team for Dam Project in Cairo

Geeska Africa | Dec 17, 2014

According to HAN, this mission is to promote understanding of Ethiopian foreign policy to the World. The Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Public Diplomacy section manages three major areas of communications for the Ethiopian Missions: media relations, diaspora community outreach and feedback correspondence from the Ethiopian Ambassadors.

Towards Moroccanism: Royal Aspirations

Morocco World News | Dec 17, 2014

When I introduced the word Moroccanism to academia, I was thinking of a unifying cultural concept that can bring all the Moroccans together whether they consider themselves African, Amazigh, Arab, Hebrew, Mediterranean or Andalusian.

Cultural Exchange Year to push China-ASEAN Relations to Higher Stage: Chinese Vice President

Xinhuanet | Dec 17, 2014

Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao said on Tuesday that the holding of China-ASEAN Cultural Exchange Year-2014 was to enhance the spiritual link between peoples in the region, increase traditional friendship and push China-ASEAN relations to a higher stage.

Political Will, Not Tourism, Key to Nation Brands Now

Business Standard | Dec 17, 2014

While India has an enduring campaign in 'Incredible India', However, it could be argued that the phrasing does not sufficiently differentiate India from other nations.

Cuba & US Exchange Prisoners, Obama to Announce Major Changes in Cuban Policy

Russia Today | Dec 17, 2014

Cuba has exchanged American citizen Alan Gross for three Cubans jailed in the United States. The prisoner swap is set to be the first step in a major overhaul of US-Cuba relations.

Canada's Foreign Affairs Department Tries its Hand at BuzzFeed

The Globe and Mail | Dec 17, 2014

The latest experiment at Canada’s foreign affairs ministry trades the dry language of diplomacy for the chatty tone of the social Web in a pair of “listicles” written on BuzzFeed.
 

Secretary Kerry to Host Annual Unaccompanied Tours Holiday Reception, "Diplomacy at Home for the Holidays"

Imperial Valley News | Dec 17, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry will host the annual “Diplomacy at Home for the Holidays” reception at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the Department of State.

Waiting for Obama

Aljazeera | Dec 17, 2014

It's peculiar that the US president has more say about the death of an Arab than the life of an American, and yet despite all the Middle East turmoil, he has not sat down for an interview with an Arab journalist since 2009.  

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