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Diplomacies, from Public to Pubic

John Brown | Posted 03.23.2016 | World
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John Brown

My own minor, rather frivolous, contribution to the creation of the new diplomatic jargon -- pubic diplomacy -- did not appeal to the wordmasters of the universe. But it does occasionally appears as a typo in some U.S. Embassy internal memoranda.

On the Ground in Russia

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 07.26.2016 | World
Craig K. Comstock

After traveling to Russia for more than 30 years as a "citizen diplomat," Sharon Tennison isn't buying the war propaganda intended to demonize Putin and cast us back into a Cold War.

How Hispanic Triangulation Can Help the US Innovate in Foreign Policy II

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Josue Lopez Calderon

First, the U.S. must encourage more Hispanics to study and/or work in MENA while encouraging more Arab and Jewish Americans to do the same in LAC. Second, it should welcome more diversity in corporate boardrooms and empower more women.

Why Hostels May Be the 21st Century Embassies

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
Josue Lopez Calderon

There are several reasons, but quite simply, hostels are really a diplomatic experience due to the people you meet, the food you eat and the social experiences you share together.

What 'We' Must Do Right Now for Palestine and Israel, Beyond Governments

Marc Gopin | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

The fact is that people and their individual initiatives have much more impact on the course of history than is acknowledged by government officials, by cynics, and by those citizens too apathetic, too callous, or too fearful to act.

Connecting Globally to Thrive Locally in the Spirit of the Alamo With Sister Cities International

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Joshua W. Walker

I have lived the interconnectedness of our world since birth and know that America's strength comes from within and from our global diversity.

When the People Lead, Leaders Will Follow

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 12.17.2012 | Books
Craig K. Comstock

In The Power of Impossible Ideas, her book about helping to end the Cold War and to build a better Russia, Sharon Tennison tells one of the great hidden stories of our age.

Young Diplomacy

Alex Wirth | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Alex Wirth

On a rainy morning in Moscow this May, I sat at a table listening to Russia's best students articulate, in perfect English, their concerns with the United States' anti-ballistic missile system and explain their hope for the future of Russia.

City And Citizen Diplomacy: Alternative Foreign Policy From Minneapolis

Luke Wilcox | Posted 04.01.2012 | Religion
Luke Wilcox

The relationship between America and Iraq (and America and the world) depends not only on our nation's actions, but also on the actions of our nation's communities.

Causing What It's Meant to Prevent

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig K. Comstock

Can we continue to focus on one crisis at a time (oil in the gulf, trouble in Afghanistan, reform of the financial industry) while assuming that a fragile and complex nuclear system will continue to protect us?

A Nuclear Secret

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig K. Comstock

What is the lesson of McNamara holding his fingers barely apart and saying, "we came that close" to nuclear war? Will good "crisis management" and "luck" be enough in the long run?

Citizen Diplomacy Where? Part I

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig K. Comstock

After the Cold War, whether impressed by affluence, by liberty, or by the warmth of their welcome, the Soviets saw a U.S. very different from the government propaganda they'd grown up with.

Citizen Diplomacy Where? Part II

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

If citizen diplomacy could work between the peoples of empires that routinely threatened one another with nuclear destruction, could it not work between mutually contemptuous sides within the U.S.?

With The Women of Gaza On International Women's Day: We Will Not Be Silent!

Ann Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Wright


Dear President Ahmadinejad and President Obama: Support Generation Y Diplomacy

Negar Razavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Negar Razavi

An exchange between young Iranians and Americans can accomplish a great deal by helping build a foundation of understanding and respect, which is essential to sustain future agreements.

Iranians Send Messages to Obama

Jodie Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jodie Evans

We just launched our "Let's Talk" campaign with a citizen-diplomacy trip to Iran, where we held meetings to make human connections that we feel play a crucial part in preventing the next war.