Tag Archives: Diplomacy

More questions on Wikileaks

There are many more issues surrounding Wikileaks other than the ones I pointed out earlier. Journo and internet historian John Naughton created a handy little mindmap as a guide. The topics are wide-ranging, and it has been an eventful couple … Continue reading

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Questions about WikiLeaks

I have been watching the WikiLeaks fallout, waiting with bated breath to see Robert Kaplan’s take. Turns out, nothing much. He side-stepped any true commentary to pine for a loss of empire. Personally, I have yet to come to a … Continue reading

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US Policy Options for North Korea, Part VII

[Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI] This is the final post in a seven part series of mine looking at U.S. policy options for North Korea. Discussion: North Korea … Continue reading

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US Policy Options for North Korea, Part VI

[Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V] Here is part 6 of 7 in my discussion of U.S. policy options for a nuclear North Korea Option 4: Containment and Continued Deterrence This option … Continue reading

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US Policy Options for North Korea, Part I

The following is the first part of a five part series on U.S. policy options towards a nuclear North Korea. It will be organized as follows: Part I: Background Part II: Unknowns, Assumptions and U.S. Objectives Part III: Option 1: … Continue reading

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Sacrilege against Bacon

In January 1832, British diplomat Alexander Burnes set out from India for Afghanistan to make diplomatic overtures towards the Amir of Kabul. Going native was the watchword for Burnes, who also had skills as a keen Central Asian linguist. He … Continue reading

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Strategic communication

The latest “Principles of War”:http://www.jhuapl.edu/POW/ seminar series featured “John Rendon”:http://www.jhuapl.edu/POW/rethinking/video.cfm#rendon of the “Rendon Group”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rendon who spoke on the topic of strategic communication. This is an issue dear to my heart as a former PR man with a technology bent familiar … Continue reading

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Diplo speak

Hilarious sign at UNHQ, NY. Photo by “Blake Hounshell”:http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/node/6377.

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First Georgia, then Mongolia, now Albania

A notable characteristic of George W. Bush’s second term diplomacy has been his focus on small, pro-US nations in strategic regions. First was his trip to Georgia in May 2005, reported here and here. Then was his trip to Mongolia … Continue reading

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