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Yes we can. Brazil confident about World Cup security

... “Implosion Theory” of economics that posits that nations who spend large sums on social programs are becoming challenged to finance them and will see their economies implode from the burden. Ironically, the Obama administration Cold War-style public diplomacy campaign and some western media assets are saying that the economic sanctions being applied to Russia in connection with Ukraine and Crimea will make the Russian economy become a victim of the "Implosion Theory" too. To this ...


Predicting critical events, an institutional challenge.

“Close your eyes and you’re not sure if it’s an Israeli or a Saudi speaking.” That’s what Daniel Levy, Middle East director at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), told The New York Times in an article dated March 31st. The ECFR, which has called for a greater role for Al Qaeda in Algeria to “promote democracy,” is funded mainly by George Soros. The New York Times sourced Levy about the latest attempt by Israel and Saudi Arabia to cooperate...


Containment's Last Hurrah

... involving the Soviet Union and its intelligence apparat. Variants of George Kennan’s containment policy helped define the rules of Cold War engagement on both sides. In February U.S. president Barack Obama named a new undersecretary of state for public diplomacy Richard Stengel, a former managing editor of Time magazine. Since that time, the tenor of U.S. public diplomacy, wittingly, or unwittingly, has taken on a Cold War tone in an effort to energize president Obama’s base and contain ...


Pugwash… The Contemporary Relevance Of The 1995 Nobel Peace Prize

Pugwash became part of the Cold War realpolitik before the advent of soft power, public diplomacy, the internet and social media. Henry Kissinger was still at Harvard. Robert MacNamara was managing the biggest failure in the history of the Ford Motor Company, the ill-fated Edsel automobile; the highly publicized wunderkind who computerized ...


FIFA, Iran And The Future Of Sports Diplomacy

... top teams in China. With no turning back on Iran hosting the 2019 FIFA Asian games Blatter’s media team is already shifting the focus to softer issues like Iran admitting women to FIFA football matches. Sports Diplomacy Remains A Side Issue To Public Diplomacy Beyond all of the storytelling and qualitative buzz, the combination of social media and public diplomacy have yet to achieve a substantive, quantifiable record of solidifying democratic institutions in the Arab world, southern Asia and ...


Will NGOs Survive In the Future?

International NGOs yesterday, today and tomorrow A significant number of non-governmental actors can justifiably be regarded as an integral part of modern diplomacy, if by diplomacy we mean the communication system available to the international community. We have reason to claim that international NGOs, as important social institutions for the establishment and development of extensive contacts within multilateral diplomacy, help fill current gaps in unduly bureaucratized international politics...


Three RIAC Summer School Projects

... prototype websites oriented on foreign audiences of universities, NGOs and private companies were developed during the Summer School “Interactive Resources for Public and Corporate Diplomacy”. Intensive work continued for 5 days. Experts on public diplomacy, creating and promoting online resources, writing texts, and designing visual content conducted training sessions and delivered lectures. Having mastered step-by-step the intricacies of prototype site development, the participants’ ...


The State is Losing Monopoly for its Image. Fyodor Lukyanov read a lecture to students of RIAC Summer School

On July 7, Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs magazine Fyodor Lukyanov, a RIAC member, read a lecture to students of RIAC Summer School. The lecturer underlined that diplomacy is no longer a closed shop, with more and more social groups are getting in and the Internet unveiling the previously off-the-record issues. The growing volumes of publicly available information make it difficult, if not impossible, for leaders to impose the country image of their liking. The state is losing the monopoly...


RIAC Summer School Launched in St. Petersburg

"RIAC's educational programs make a long-term investment in the human potential of Russia's official, corporate and public diplomacy. Of course, it is also investment of the participants in their future, the future of their organizations and the entire country." In fact, this statement of RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeyev became the keynote for the opening ...


The Internet to Assist Public Diplomacy

The RIAC’s Summer School is due to open on 2 June 2013 in St. Petersburg. As has become a tradition, each year the school is sponsored by one of Russia’s leading universities from among RIAC corporate members. This year the baton is picked up by the St. Petersburg State University . The topic of the summer school this year is “ Interactive Resources for Public and Corporate Diplomacy ”. The purpose of the school is to teach hands-on skills of using the world-wide web for...


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