The causes and implications of outsourcing diplomatic security personnel.
[T]he modern diplomat must engage with a far wider audience and the advent of the digital age gives him or her the tools to do so. He is also expected to be in the front line when it comes to promoting his country’s business interests, culture and values to audiences young and old, rich and poor, and of all faiths, creeds and sects.
By installing Johnson at the Foreign Office, May has brought in her own little Nixon – ready for the day she needs to go to China. The problem with all this political logic is that it’s for domestic use only. It’s not what the rest of the world sees. And, remember, that’s what this job is for: to be our nation’s chief diplomat, our face to the nations of the earth. It’s not just another piece on the Westminster chessboard.
The public diplomacy value of economic statecraft and why the United States must incorporate economic policy into its foreign policy.
A look at the November edition of Bruce Gregory's public diplomacy reading list.