Diplomacy

The Future of the IAEA: A Conversation with Laura Rockwood

November 28, 2014 by Forum Staff
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Laura Rockwood discusses the future of the International Atomic Energy Agency in addressing nuclear weapons nonproliferation and her twenty-seven years of experience working with the organization.

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Despite an Economic Slowdown, China has a Strategy

November 28, 2014 by Reza Hasmath and Natalia Wyzycka
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China has been stuck in a protracted economic slowdown, with recent evidence suggesting a grimmer outlook in the near future. Under these circumstances, the Chinese government will have to reassure the public of its legitimacy and capacity to manage periods of decreasing economic growth and potential socioeconomic consequences that follow.

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How to be a Better Ambassador: Nine Lessons from Singapore

November 8, 2014 by Frank Lavin
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Washington can be a paradox for foreign diplomats. Only a few embassies are intrinsically relevant; others have to make themselves relevant. And this can be a daunting task.

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An Interview with Ambassador Martin Dahinden

October 1, 2014 by Forum Staff
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Ambassador Martin Dahinden is currently the designated Swiss Ambassador to the United States and served as the Director-General at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation since 2008. Previously, he headed the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affair’s Directorate of Corporate Management, after having worked as Director of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining […]

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The Hidden Costs of Cyber Espionage

September 23, 2014 by Danielle Kehl
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Intelligence agencies around the world are racing to increase their information-gathering and monitoring capabilities, ostensibly in an effort to promote national security and protect against terrorist threats. But in the debate about the privacy and security tradeoffs of cyber espionage, the costs of certain tactics are often overlooked.

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The Failure of Norwegian “Take on Me” Diplomacy in North Korea

September 8, 2014 by Eirik Torsvoll
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People-to-people campaigns are bound to fail in any attempt to influence the policies of Pyongyang. Actual financial pressure is needed to motivate DPRK leadership away from their intransigent position of influence.

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