Xi in America: China's poor grasp of public diplomacy on full display
DFAT & digital diplomacy: In denial and in need of review
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
Mekong's future looks dark as new dam mooted
Russian air strikes reveal bankruptcy of US policy in Syria
What 'The Martian' gets right (and wrong) about space exploration
Australia makes another tilt at the UN Security Council
Thailand renews post-coup policy of 'attitude adjustment' for political opponents
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
(R)evolution in Brazil?
Three good-news graphs from latest UN MDG report
Development links: Hans Rosling, mobile money, Malala Day and more
3 July 2013 1:59PM
One of the most surprising announcements from last week's political upheaval in Canberra, the appointment of a
Minister for International Development in Kevin Rudd's Cabinet, Melissa Parke
. It will be interesting to see how Ms Parke's experience as a UN human rights lawyer will influence her. See her first media interview
Are the Pacific Islands ripe for mobile money
? Sadly, it's not looking positive.
As Canada follows New Zealand in
rolling its aid program into the foreign affairs and trade portfolio
, it's timely to consider
coming out of other donor experiences.
The UN announces 'Malala Day' on 12 July
, celebrating Malala Yousafzai's 16th birthday and launching a universal access to education campaign. Malala will give her first public speech since being shot by the Taliban while boarding a school bus in October 2012. The speech might put Malala one step closer to
securing the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize
Al Gore, obviously reinvigorated by President Obama's climate change address last week, is back offering climate change leadership training.
Like other donors, USAID is trying to
harness the energy of young people in international development
via its Frontiers in Development Forum in Washington. It is helped by its youthful Administrator Raj Shah.
Swedish academic Han Rosling uses Lego bricks
to show us the world through the dynamics of population growth, child mortality and carbon dioxide emissions. If you like Hans' style, a must-watch is his
2006 TED Talk
TED ranks in its top 11 talks
), in which he debunks myths about the so called 'developing world'
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