Tag Archives: diplomacy

Duterte: Manipulating his Alliances

By Marina Mangie Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly shown that he is not afraid of ruffling feathers when it comes to relationships with other nations. Duterte has threatened multiple times to break ties with the United States, leading China … Continue reading

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A Special Chinese Diplomat: The Giant Panda

By Zhongyi Christina Su Bao Bao, the giant panda born in the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, will depart for China in the beginning of 2017. Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the twin giant pandas born three years ago at Atlanta’s zoo, arrived … Continue reading

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China’s First Lady Enhances Soft Power

By Zhongyi Christina Su Peng Liyuan, 54, known as “Mama Peng” by many Chinese children, is a successful singer and performing artist. Her songs, including Zhumulangma, People from Our Village and In the Field of Hope, are so popular that … Continue reading

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Iran’s Electronic Curtain

by Gabby LaVerghetta A new curtain has descended between the East and West. This time it’s electronic. To commemorate the Persian New Year, called Nowruz, this week President Barack Obama delivered a YouTube message to the Iranian people.  In the … Continue reading

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The Rapporteur’s Burden: The Battle Over Free Speech at the OAS

by Rick Rockwell Ecuador and Venezuela have made their point.  However, it remains to be seen if they have won the battle. What’s at issue here is more than just a diplomatic row at the Organization of American States (OAS).  … Continue reading

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