Xi in America: China's poor grasp of public diplomacy on full display
DFAT & digital diplomacy: In denial and in need of review
Obama-Xi summit produces landmark deal to reduce dangerous military encounters
Digital Diplomacy links: Modi at Facebook, Russia memes, DFAT in denial and more
Australia's 'prickly' relations with EU hamper climate diplomacy
Pacific Island links: PNG's economy, regionalism, SDGs, Chinese debt relief and more
Russian air strikes reveal bankruptcy of US policy in Syria
Mekong's future looks dark as new dam mooted
What 'The Martian' gets right (and wrong) about space exploration
Australia makes another tilt at the UN Security Council
What if Beijing and Washington understood each other perfectly...but still clashed?
Julie Bishop talks soft power at the Lowy Institute, but where was digital diplomacy?
The stories we never hear from Papua
Don't blame Obama for ISIS
China's worldview, in six parts
South China Sea: Washington says one thing but Beijing hears another
Putin's pivot: The Russians are coming to Asia
Was India's special-forces raid into Myanmar a signal to China and Pakistan?
Al Jazeera poll shows alarming levels of support for ISIS
Shangri La Dialogue: Ash Carter strikes determined, reasonable tone
Hugh White's Middle East doesn't exist
Clive James: Politics and The Sopranos
Development links: Climate change, Jeffrey Sachs, corruption and more
26 June 2013 11:53AM
Is Climate change finally back on the US agenda? Yesterday President Obama gave a
major speech outlining his Administration's plans.
Mostly domestic, the President's address did state 'The world still looks to America to lead...We've got a vital role to play—we can't stand on the sidelines.'
Al Gore quickly released a statement
: 'The best climate speech by any US president, ever'. The Word Resources Institute commented that Obama's Climate Action Plan '
can truly reset the climate agenda
'. Here's the
White House Climate Action Plan inforgraphic
; scroll to the bottom to see international actions.
Can apps and technology save the world?
Is there such as thing as
Jeffrey Sachs' ambitious model village project to fight poverty:
there's no way to tell if it's working
. (Thanks Steve.)
Interested in development and like watching
? You'll appreciate this, an amusing piece from Sophia Kagan on why '
fixing' dysfunctional states is a bit like fixing dysfunctional families
Postive video from 14 'warriors' in the Pacific on the threat of rising sea levels: 'We are not drowning – we are fighting!'
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