Category Archives: elections

Pope Francis and Public Diplomacy


By Elizabeth Howley, Managing Editor, Exchange Journal The twenty-first century has brought new innovations and unseen events: social media, “smart” phones, global terrorism, civil unrest and rising public participation in developing countries, a black United States president, and an entire aisle … Continue reading

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Embracing Political Islam: Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptians elected Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood as the country’s first democratic president on Sunday. Morsi defeated former general and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik by winning 51.7% the votes.

In response, tens of thousands congregated in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Sunday to celebrate. It was the largest gathering in Tahrir Square since Hosni Mubarak was ousted. Those gathered in the square set off fireworks… Continue reading

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Icons and Leaders

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

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Senegal election a sign of hope for West Africa

Written by Jacob Kriss   Issouf Sanogo/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images West Africa: So often, when we think of the region, notions of devastating famine, poverty, corruption, military coups, prolonged war and dysfunctional  government flood our minds. In a place … Continue reading

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Arab Spring for Non-Arabs: Differences and Similarities of Arabs’ Public Diplomacy During the Time of Change

Written by Sadegh Alhosseini   The Arab Spring was a huge shock. Not just for average citizens but for every scholar and politician around the world, even those who worked on issues concerning the Middle East for many years. Now, … Continue reading

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The Linguistics of Winning Hearts and Minds

Language: “the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way” (OED), or a system of verbal and nonverbal communicative cues that allow for a mutual exchange of thoughts … Continue reading

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Romney’s win in Nevada and the need for economic diplomacy

Written by Roxanne Bauer Mitt Romney recently won the Nevada caucus, giving him a significant lead in the race for the Republican nomination for president.  His win in Nevada was expected and probably did not dramatically change many political forecasts.  … Continue reading

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