Search: Sergey Lavrov,Public diplomacy (3 materials)

Islam, the hidden “I” in BRICS

... Federation president Vladimir Putin has praised Argentina, where he just signed a major nuclear deal with the government. But in their coverage the BBC also noted that the Russian leader remains circumspect about the future of the BRICS. Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov was recently quoted by international news agencies as saying that to manage its global presence Russia needs to spend more money on public diplomacy and public relations. The same can be said for the BRICS. There is a burst of media buzz when the group gets together and puts their BRICS hats on, and then one sees no measurable follow up from the organization. Have the BRICS built ...

14.07.2014

Can Russia help save Peronist Argentina from itself?

... “new” YPF. In a recent visit to Moscow Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman held discussions with counterpart Sergey Lavrov, who confirmed the Kremlin's support for Argentina's position regarding the disputed Malvinas-Falkland ... ... state Hillary Clinton on more than one occasion questioned the mental health of president Cristina Kirchner and even caused a public diplomacy kerfuffle, implying that Argentina’s president was not a person capable of running the government. Ironically,...

30.06.2014

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 ...

27.04.2014

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