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Hot topic: no shortage of reports on public diplomacy
By Readings on 22 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

Public diplomacy has become a ‘hot button’ issue, not just for diplomats but for a whole clutch of non-state actors – those active in business, culture, education, the media, public affairs and scholars, and even tourism – all of whom contribute to PD and are affected by it.

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New Year's greetings: the role that protocol plays
By Olaph Terribile on 22 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

As is customary in many countries, the diplomatic corps is invited to exchange New Year’s greetings with the Head of State and other leading dignitaries. Malta is no exception.

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Expeditionary diplomacy featured in Diplomatic Theory and Practice course
By Hannah on 18 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

The brutal murder of US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens while visiting the American mission in Benghazi less than half a year ago highlighted the perils as well as the possibilities...

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iFreedom, Lego, social media policies, Digital Addiction, Peak Facebook: links we liked
By Editor on 18 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy

'Today’s State Department, as shaped by Secretary Clinton, ... has created a better balance between the “Billiard Ball World” and the “Lego World”', writes Andreas Sandre, the Washington based Italian diplomat who has carved out an influential curatorial role in e-diplomacy.

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Does diplomacy need (game) theory? - II - 207
By Aldo Matteucci on 18 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

Let’s recall the definition of game theory as applied to international relations: “Game theory assumes each state is a unitary actor concerned about promoting its national interests, and rationally calculates the payoffs associated with various options (moves); the payoff from...

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A “use” definition of a diplomat - 206a
By Aldo Matteucci on 17 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

I closed 206 by saying that “diplomacy is where there are no rules”[1]. Here is a situation, which would fit a “use” definition of diplomacy...

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Does diplomacy need (game) theory? - I 205
By Aldo Matteucci on 16 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

I’ve vented my prejudices against “theory” in the past (see my http://wp.me/p81We-xh ). For one, the term “theory” seems to me perilously fuzzy.

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Outing myself as a pessimist? Response to a report on “Advancing Climate Negotiations”
By Katharina Hone on 16 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s:
Climate Change

There is general agreement that the recent climate change negotiations in Doha were a failure from many perspectives, especially with regards to making progress towards a post-Kyoto regime as well as with making the Green Climate Fund operational.

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While the delegate drones on… - 205
By Aldo Matteucci on 13 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

International meetings can be drudgery - we all know that. Most interventions are idle points for “home consumption”- or beside the point. Oversized egos show off his ignorance of the issues, or vent their prejudices. The rest is convention, mainstream, cliché. You know…

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An e-diplomacy moment in Mexico
By petecranston on 11 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy

"Age is no guarantee of efficiency" and "Youth is no guarantee of innovation".

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