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Maria Butina Endgame

... US Secretary of State Pompeo that Butina, arrested in the US on 15 July , one day before the Helsinki Summit began, under accusations that she was a Russian agent, had been detained on ‘fabricated charges’ and should be released. The Russian Foreign ... ... demanding the release of Ms Butina, who is a victim of this blatant outrage ...”. ** Pavel Koshkin: Five Challenges for Modern Public Diplomacy and How to Tackle Them On 10 December, news broke dramatically in US media (which has been vindictive and defamatory ...


Five Challenges for Modern Public Diplomacy and How to Tackle Them

... the U.S. didn’t trust him, while Putin himself firmly believed that America tried to interfere into the 2011–2012 Russian parliamentary and presidential elections. Amidst this background, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which contributed to the public diplomacy efforts in the world, left Russia in September 2012. There was no unanimity about the real reasons of USAID stopping its activity in Russia. While the U.S. argues that the Kremlin demanded to shut down the USAID programs in Russia, the ...


The Butina Case: The Americans Send a Signal

The arrest of Russian national Maria Butina in Washington is a significant blow for Russia–U.S. relations The arrest of Russian national Maria Butina in Washington is a significant blow for Russia–U.S. relations. It goes well beyond official diplomacy. The Americans are sending a signal to Russia that any Russian citizen dealing with the United States may very well end up behind bars, that their email and social media posts may be used against them, and that they should be quiet, avoid meetings...


Brexistentialism for useful innocents

... Brexiteers in Great Britain too. Just ask new Tory foreign secretary and super Toff, Boris Johnson, who just last year (born in the USA, BoJo was a dual national) renounced his US citizenship in an unsuccessful attempt to become Prime Minister. But is all this ... ... Superman, Batman and Jason Bourne represent truth, justice and the American Way, to more and more young Americans, Washington public diplomacy assets have tagged Russian president Vladimir Putin as the leader of a plot to use Brexit as a tool to destabilize ...


Pre-Sports Diplomacy. Hockey broke the ice in the Cold War

... competitive athletics could capture the hearts and minds of adversaries who were threatening each other with nuclear war. Thanks to hockey, sports became a vehicle for the nuclear superpowers to project hegemony without casus belli before the concepts of public diplomacy and its adjunct sports diplomacy came on the scene during the early 1960s. That’s the way it was when the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), controlled by William Paley, paid the paltry sum of $50,000 for the rights to televise ...


Predicting critical events, an institutional challenge.

... went into crafting a safeguards deal with the IAEA- whose short lived success was attributed by some to the branded diplomacy product known as smart power- sending the entire process back to square one. Billions of dollars are spent annually, and thousands of jobs are created in government and the private sector by all major actors. Yet there seems to be an inability to act with mental toughness and provide the sound analysis that avoids “miscalculations.” The European Community dawdled ...


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 ...


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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
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