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This Week in Public Diplomacy September 25, 2013

U.S. Department of State Joins Instragram Office of the Spokesperson / state.gov On Monday, September 23, 2013, the U.S. Department of State launches its Instagram account “StateDept” with a short video message from Secretary of State John Kerry. Showcasing...

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Lord Stern: It would be Absurd to Underestimate Climate Change Risks The Guardian “The IPCC report shows the risks are ‘immense’, and it would be unscientific to ignore the evidence.” Russia Pioneers Floating Nuclear Power Plants Andrei Kislyakov / Russia Beyond the...

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Nigeria extremists Kill 143 civilians, official says The Associated Press “Searching roadsides, bushes and fields, environmental agency workers have recovered the bodies of 143 civilians killed by suspected extremists, an official said of one of the highest death...

This Week in Public Diplomacy September 18, 2013

VOA IS ‘Not a Mouthpiece of the White House,’ Director Says Huffington Post VOA is a tool of U.S. public diplomacy — after all, it reaches over 140 million people around the world, Ensor says. He also talks about VOA as a news source for Americans through its...

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Al Qaeda Leader Hopes to Provoke MORE US Security Spending to ‘Bleed America Economically’ William Maclean / Business Insider “Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri urged small-scale attacks inside the United States to “bleed America economically”, adding he hoped...