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Citizen Diplomacy

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 08.19.2012 | 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

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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.