Re-imagining the Future in Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a small country in the south Pacific not too far from Australia’s northern-most tip. It’s fascinating and beautiful, made up of more than 600 islands and 800 languages. A full 86% of the population lives in rural areas, many nowhere near even a dirt road. In our world of rapid […]

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Policy Round Up: North Korea

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North Korea had the attention of Americans after threatening to bomb several U.S. cities. Kim Jong Un, North Korean ruler, announced his potential attack on the U.S. after the deployment of U.S. battalion in South Korea, a known adversary of North Korea. Some Americans laughed at the young ruler, while other panicked at the thought […]

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Using Social Media for Social Good

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By harnessing social media, “our ambassadors are able to be more effective diplomats,” says Victoria Esser, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Digital Strategy at the U.S. State Department. I had the opportunity to sit down with Mrs. Esser at the Social Good Summit in NYC, a three-day conference where global leaders and technological innovators come together […]

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Balancing Diplomacy and Humanity

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Usually I have a very clear idea of how U.S. Foreign Policy should respond to a humanitarian crisis. Where I am torn is in the case of North Korea. Personally I value the lives of the North Korean people no less than I do the lives of others. In fact their lives of repression and […]

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