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Covid-19 Sports Diplomacy. Soft power vs. populism

... endorse) know what these slogans mean, in general, and to themselves? As the pandemia continues, the so does the demonization Moscow and Beijing, and the assesment of "penalties" and sanctions by one nation to another in realpolitik— via public diplomacy, economic policy, social media. It's reminiscent of the role of the "enforcer" that we see during games of ice hockey. This current scenario further stretches the frayed fabric of cooperation between security services and police organizations (and back channels) ...


Brexistentialism for useful innocents

... populist upheaval that drove a simple majority of Britons to vote to leave the EU. The Telegraph, The Guardian, CNN, Money, and social media say that's what we should believe, and that thet “existential crisis” exists among Brexiteers ... ... 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 ...


Brinkmanship for useful idiots

... the Bavarian G-7 Summit will likely be recalled for the entertainment value it created, offering a platform for the “leader of the free world” to deliver a personal attack on the character of the “leader of the evil empire.” Social media losing credibility as diplomatic tool According to the Guardian, U.S. president Barack Obama “lambasted” Putin. But it was make-believe. This was not a televised debate or an “on the sidelines” conversation. Effectively,...


Sports Diplomacy. Can Sepp Blatter bring unity to a fractious FIFA?

..., is more influential than any country on Earth and any religion.” Is FIFA's business model too big to fail? Developing a reputation as an “earner” Blatter, unwittingly, has made himself a target for those who are using public diplomacy assets to play the “ethics card” in an effort to link geopolitical issues with football and disrupt FIFA's business model, which they claim remains a cesspool of corruption and bribery. Petro Poroshenko, the pro-Washington ...


Facebook and “The Decline of Power”... A treatise for useful idiots.

... among intellectuals and policy wonks similar to what one saw in 1992 with the appearance of Francis Fukayama's “The End of Diplomacy.” Fukayama received a flurry of hype thanks to the internet as it existed at that time. Using social media marketing, Naim's PR team even got a promotional quote from William Jefferson Clinton for the 2013 launch. The former US president claimed that The End of Power” ...“will change the way you look at the world.” ...


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

... A replay of Kennan’s Cold War tactics of economic and political isolation and his psychological assessment of Russians as being inherently neurotic and inward looking are convenient for American “retail politics” and conversational social media but branded public diplomacy initiatives are proving themselves out of step with the fast changing realpolitik of our times. Credit: Corbisimages From battleground Berlin to battleground Kiev Had Wolf lived and accepted the big money deal that the CIA offered ...


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