Category Archives: Foreign Policy

China’s Strategic Investment in Adorable Exports: Panda Diplomacy

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By Maggie Moore, Syracuse University public diplomacy student Apparently China’s decision to share the adorableness that is the Giant Panda with zoos across the globe is a strategic calculation to garner the world’s goodwill. The Chinese government hopes that the … Continue reading

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Food Insecurity and Public Diplomacy

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By Sarah Blanchard, Syracuse University public diplomacy student China leases land to grow palm oil for biofuel on 2.8 million hectares (7 million acres) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. China wanted to grow biofuels on 2 million hectares … Continue reading

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Syria: Damned if we do, damned if we don’t

By Philip Bristol, Syracuse public diplomacy and law student —- I spent the last few days scouring the news for something other than Syria to write about. Unfortunately the overwhelming story in the news is Syria. Now to be clear, … Continue reading

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The Middle East diplomacy delusion

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By Kevin McElligott, Syracuse University Public Diplomacy student Public diplomacy under the Obama administration has evolved from a rarely understood bit of statecraft to a priority in foreign policy. Particularly since the Arab Spring began in 2010, Obama has been … Continue reading

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Traditional Diplomacy: Evolving But Not Forgotten

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By Sarah Blanchard, Editor-in-Chief of Exchange , Public Diplomacy student The public diplomacy academia in recent years has evolved to include the newest tools of diplomacy that the Internet and globalization have created for the strategic management of diplomacy.  Traditional forms … Continue reading

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A Win for Moderate Islamic Governance

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By Maggie Moore, Exchange articles co-manager, Syracuse University public diplomacy student As I celebrated America’s 237th birthday over the weekend, I was contemplating the progress of the Arab Spring nations and their road to democratization. Particularly because, with recent events in the … Continue reading

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They know what we did last summer

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By Kevin McElligott, Public Diplomacy graduate student, Syracuse University Edward Snowden, the now infamous public diplomacy headache and leaker of American surveillance secrets, has made quite the name for himself. Putting aside the bevy of international incidents he’s caused in … Continue reading

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The trouble with red lines

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By Kevin McElligott, Public Diplomacy graduate student, Syracuse University After much talk of whether North Korea, and Iran before it, had crossed the ambiguous “red line” demanding a military response, the Obama administration faces much deeper tests of resolve and … Continue reading

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Space: The new frontier for public diplomacy?

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By Kelly McCray, public diplomacy student, Syracuse University This weekend I attended the Conference on Diversity in International Affairs in Washington, DC. The conference was organized by the Council on Foreign Relations, the Global Access Pipeline and the International Career … Continue reading

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Government interests and media intertwined?

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By Omnia Al Desoukie, Newhouse graduate student, Syracuse University In late March 2011, CNN’s reporter Amber Lyon and crewmembers traveled to Bahrain in order to produce a one-hour documentary on the use of Internet and social media during the uprising … Continue reading

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