"Public-private partnership" is seemingly one of the "it" terms in diplomacy and development these days. While the federal government is embracing and formalizing public-private partnerships like never before, they aren't a new concept.
At issue today is the decision by the Organization of American States (OAS) to send a special mission to Haiti to ostensibly "help" Haiti resolve the electoral and political crisis gripping the nation.
Exciting international cultural diplomacy initiatives can be seen through their site-specific commissions. Their founders are currently working with embassy representatives to bring original works to an extensive number of newly constructed U.S. embassies across the globe.
As a seasoned traveler and expat, it's embarrassing to admit that I'm scared of flying. Despite the frequency with which I convince myself to do it, I have an irrational fear of plummeting from the sky (I don't understand physics and am convinced magic must be involved).
Threats of intimidation and violence from some members of Parliament, and the failure to address social and economic issues by President Michel Martelly's administration, created a climate of repression and corruption.
While touting her gun control record and lambasting rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' firearm policy, Hillary Clinton keeps under wraps her heavy-handed involvement in the arms trade during her time as America's top diplomat.
We know all too well the costs of corruption around the world. When officials abuse the public's trust for private gain, they choke off competition and innovation, and stifle economic growth and sustainable development.
In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, more than half the nation's states are vowing to bar Syrian refugees. But do they have the legal authority to do so? Harvard Law professors say the answer is clear: No.