Comments on: First 100 Days: What not to do in public diplomacy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/03/21/first-100-days-what-not-to-do-in-public-diplomacy/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: sprowlindak http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/03/21/first-100-days-what-not-to-do-in-public-diplomacy/#comment-13345 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 20:18:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2581#comment-13345 Kristen Lord’s article is excellent. It’s so good to see our leaders doing the right thing for US and World. Tim Geithner is brilliant, Hillary is astounding, Obama – a tremendous diplomat! I never thought a Team could accomplish so very much in such a short couple of months! Wow! Go Democratic Party!

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By: Pancha Chandra http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/03/21/first-100-days-what-not-to-do-in-public-diplomacy/#comment-12749 Sun, 12 Apr 2009 10:22:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2581#comment-12749 America has to lead by example. Diplomacy coupled with humility,pragmatism,multilateralism are excellent starting points. Foreign policy has to be executed very deftly. The reason why the Obama team is scoring very high marks in such a short space of time is that there is a fresh approach. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is highly astute and she has a team of highly experienced advisers who are deeply committed to their tasks at hand. Take Richard Holbrooke, a deeply respected negotiator, for example: the perfect diplomat who in less than 100 days has started on shuttle diplomacy to Pakistan and Afghanistan. America is regaining the moral high ground with trust and respect being regained.

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By: Joe Bruns http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/03/21/first-100-days-what-not-to-do-in-public-diplomacy/#comment-10944 Thu, 26 Mar 2009 13:59:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2581#comment-10944 There have been millions of word written and spoken about what we ‘need’ to do in public diplomacy, but they are all pretty well summed up by Kristen’s article. Everyone should be tired of the rhetoric — let’s get on with the day-to-day operations, including the old time-tested programs such as exchanges. And, yes, lets clean up the entry mess.

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By: Dan Kuehl http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/03/21/first-100-days-what-not-to-do-in-public-diplomacy/#comment-10824 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 14:04:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2581#comment-10824 I would add an important #8, which was recently suggested by Matt Armstrong, namely: Don’t Send the message that PD is unimportant by leaving State’s position of Under Secretary for PD/PA unfilled. If Jim Glassman’s description of that position as “regional commander for the war of ideas” has any merit–and it does–then leaving it vacant for lengthy periods certainly sends a message that it is a minor theater of operations. The longer the position goes unfilled, the longer it will take to start making real progress in this critical aspect of our international influence effort.

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