Author Archives: Cameo Cheung
I do. And, China. (But we’re not talking about China right now.) As the crisis in Congo slides further into violence, East African security teeters further toward collapse. This is perhaps an exaggeration, but that should not discount the fact … Continue reading
The recent attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya. In the following days, Americans mourned the loss of our brethren and reeled from evidence that out in the world there are still people angry enough, with enough hatred, to want Americans dead. Continue reading
Written by Evhenia Viatchaninova, a master’s candidate in the Public Diplomacy Program at Syracuse University. — In line with my fellow PD colleagues, I’d like to update the world on my summer 2012 and a fine example of citizen activism … Continue reading
Written by Blake Stilwell, master’s candidate in the Public Diplomacy Program at Syracuse University. — On a recent public diplomacy trip to Bahrain, I listened to an American who lives in China described China to a room full of Bahraini … Continue reading
I needed a Chinese visa. Ordinarily this process would be fairly straight forward: assemble required documentation, mail completed visa application materials with passport to consulate/embassy, receive passport with approved visa. Not so. At least, not so in Uganda. Instead, I … Continue reading
This is the first in an ongoing series featuring students and alumni of the Syracuse University Public Diplomacy Program.
As an intern with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in democracy/governance/conflict and public affairs, I have spent much of the last month catching up on the incredible work that USAID is doing in Uganda. I am coming to understand that much of USAID’s work in supporting, implementing… Continue reading
A New Perspective on African Development or The White Man’s Burden and the Red Dragon: Western Aid v. Chinese Investment in Africa
In the last several decades, China has been moving in on the African continent. Unlike the American and European donors, who looked to turn the countries of Africa into the world’s largest charity, the Chinese have been looking at Africa as a land of unexploited opportunity. While Western donors have been shipping inconceivable amounts of food aid to drought-ravaged populations, the Chinese have been investing in infrastructure development and the growth of foundational industries… Continue reading
I have a geopolitical question: What do you think the world is going to look like at the end of your lifetime? Do you think we’ll see the consolidation of states into regions that are more like the United States or the European Union?
Presently, international organizations require the cooperation of their constituent countries, which is unlike governments that have the resources and authority to commit those resources to causes without consulting their constituents… Continue reading
Aung San Suu Kyi is the iconic leader of the democratic movement in Myanmar, also known as Burma. Suu Kyi is the daughter of Aung San, founder of the Burmese Army and the man who negotiated Burmese independence from Britain. Now … Continue reading