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Iran Female Ping Pong Players Shine in World Championships

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“Sport is among the priorities of the public diplomacy arena [...] Iranian Ambassador to Malaysia Marziyeh Afkham said during a banquet with the Iranian ping pong players at the Iranian Embassy on Saturday. “Sport provides a quick path to understanding the world, and helps the establishment of strong friendship as well as close bonds among nations,” she said.

Befriending the Enemy: Do Cultural Exchanges Really Matter?

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In their evaluation of Seeds of Peace, a summer camp for teenagers from areas of conflictUniversity of Chicago researchers Juliana Schroeder and Jane Risen found that the three-week camp can produce attitude change, friendships and even peaceful coexistence between the youth.

Chant for Friendship of Venezuela and Sudan

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The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, The Council for International People's Friendship, Rashid Diab Arts Centre and Al-Faisal Cultural Centre launched recently a traditional Venezuelan and Sudanese songs dedicated to friendship between peoples on October 22nd, 2014.

Heading into collective future

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...Deng Xiaoping met Henry Kissinger... and asked him: "Doctor, are you familiar with Confucius?" In uncharacteristic modesty, Kissinger said: "Not in detail". Although the Chinese are nowadays trying to return to their traditional culture and values to boost their soft power and political influence, I am afraid most of them have to echo Kissinger's answer, "not in detail", when prompted with the same question.

‘Brave foot Ma’ kicks off Africa ‘sport diplomacy’

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President Ma Ying-jeou has successfully added a new dimension to his state visit to African allies with “sport diplomacy” that will further cement bilateral relationships..While in The Gambia, President Ma faced down another sports challenge...leading Taiwan past The Gambia 4-3 in a soccer penalty kick shootout at a local junior high school built with financial aid from Taiwan.

Ministry of Defence is ‘systematically incompetent’, says former general

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In an era of declining military spending, when the Western world moves away from expensive boots on the ground and surgical strikes, and towards working with domestic political movements and UN-led peace-keeping missions, the less-costly “soft power” first championed by Mackay, which measures success not in body bags but in friends won and peaces kept, is the new military zeitgeist.

Seychelles and Australia: a deepening friendship

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Mr. Marles, who was accompanied by the Australian High Commissioner to Seychelles, Ms. Sandra Vegting, also announced a donation of 20,000 Australian dollars to develop a multi-purpose indoor sports facility as part of the Australian Sports Diplomacy initiative.

With Friends Like These: Influencing Allies and Clients

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Just as in relationships between people, states generally treat different categories of other states differently: With friends they appeal to loyalty and shared values; with allies they appeal mainly to shared interests; with clients or subordinates, they also appeal mainly to shared interests, but with a twist given the power equation.

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