Blog Posts - Diplomacy



UKRAINE - Crisis From the International Front

IMO we are overlooking that Putin perceives the overthrow of the Russia-friendly government in Ukraine as a direct threat.  It is NOT about economics."Crimean call for vote on splitting from Ukraine prompts international opposition" (Part-2) PBS...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 7, 2014

#GERMANY

Report Says #Merkel Believes #Putin Has "Lost Touch with Reality" About Ukraine [world politics news]...
by World Politics News on Mar 6, 2014

#QATAR

#SaudiArabia, #UAE, #Bahrian Recall Envoys to Quatar After "Stormy" Riyadh Meeting [world politics news]...
by World Politics News on Mar 5, 2014

twitterでの世界のリーダーの発言を可視化するE-Diplomacy mapがすごい!!! / it’s great! E-Diplomacy map

twitterでの世界のリーダーの発言を可視化するE-Diplomacy mapがすごい!!! これがそのキャプチャーです タイトルでは E-Diplomacy map shows which leaders talk […]...
by Eastasianews on Mar 5, 2014

UKRAIN - Reactions to Russian Invasion

"U.S. and EU react to Russian vote on military force" (Part-1) PBS Newshour 3/1/2014ExcerptSUMMARY:  After a week of heightened tension in Ukraine, the Russian parliament voted unanimously on Saturday to use military force in Ukraine’s eastern...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 3, 2014

#USA

Sen. McCain Criticizes Obama on Ukraine Response; Outlines Steps [world politics news]...
by World Politics News on Mar 2, 2014

Ask LOBO

Predator Press [LOBO] Before there was LOBOnia, there was America -a vast and untamed frontier. When we arrived on the Nina, the Pinto, and the Santa Fe, we all had major issues: the Ellis Island locals -"Indians"- had lost our luggage, an...
by Predator Press on Mar 1, 2014

UKRAINE - Diplomatic Efforts in Three Parts

"European diplomats work behind the scenes to halt Ukraine violence" (Part-1) PBS Newshour 2/20/2014GWEN IFILL (Newshour):  In Ukraine, as the battle between government forces and protesters, as we saw, became bloodier and deadlier, diplomats la...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 21, 2014

DIPLOMACY - What Does it Take to be U.S. Ambassador?

I've got news for my readers, ambassadorial appointments do donors have been a long tradition but usually they had something to recommend them.  Note that Sen. McCain's question to Mr. Bell highlights that Mr. Bell may not know what McCain meant...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 18, 2014

UKRAINE - Diplomacy, the Leaked Phone Call

"Leaked diplomatic phone conversation generates outrage over U.S. meddling in Ukraine" (Part-1) PBS Newshour 2/7/2014JUDY WOODRUFF (Newshour):  Now to the diplomatic dust-up in Ukraine that’s generated charges and counter-charges between the U...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 10, 2014

AFGHANISTAN - Secret Meeting, Karzai and Taliban

"Afghanistan’s Karzai reportedly engaged in secret peace talks with Taliban" PBS Newshour 2/4/2014ExcerptGWEN IFILL (Newshour):  Now we turn to Afghanistan, and another potential snag, as the U.S. struggles to reach a security deal with Presid...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 5, 2014

SYRIA - Talks End With No Clear Progress

Ah, yes, the same old delay tactics by a dictatorship.  And the killing goes on, and  on, and on....The West (including the U.S.) is allowing this to continue.  I sadly believe that we are living if fantasyland if we continue to believ...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 3, 2014

SYRIA - Geneva Talks Update

"Despite different takes on Geneva communique, Syrian delegations agree to meet" (Part-1) PBS Newshour 1/24/2014JUDY WOODRUFF (Newshour):  The United Nations' lead envoy on Syria struggled today to hold talks together aimed at ending that count...
by Mage Soapbox on Jan 28, 2014

So Complex Cassandra

Predator Press [LOBO] I wasn't surprised when the fight broke out at the plant today. -Twelve hour six-day weekly shifts, blisters on blisters, and brutal, intense cold since October will get you some fucking fights. And I started the shift in...
by Predator Press on Jan 22, 2014

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s Twitter tweet shows who's the boss!

And, as has become par for the course in matters of US national security and foreign policy, you can be assured that the boss is not Barack Obama!The tweet by Iranian President Rouhani that has since been deleted states what most in the world, save f...
by The Political Commentator on Jan 16, 2014

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s Twitter tweet shows who's boss!

And, as has become par for the course in matters of US national security and foreign policy, you can be assured that the boss is not Barack Obama!The tweet by Iranian President Rouhani that has since been deleted states what most in the world, save f...
by The Political Commentator on Jan 16, 2014

IRAN - Agrees to Interim Nuclear Deal

"Iran agrees to interim nuclear deal, but is absent from Syria peace process" (Part-1) PBS Newshour 1/13/2014ExcerptSUMMARY:  Secretary of State John Kerry voiced frustration with Iran's role in the Syrian civil war, ahead of upcoming peace talk...
by Mage Soapbox on Jan 15, 2014

Cat Diplomacy

OK, so this post has nothing to do with travel. I think you’ll laugh, anyway. I felt guilty about leaving Noir at home for two weeks, even with a good friend’s supervision. So I let him out in the front yard for some lounging under my wat...

Edward Snowden

I happened to catch this guy on the radio yesterday and even paid for the pdf to read it all. I found what he had to say, compelling, to say the least. I'm not into conspiracy theories, I like to deal in fact, if and when you can divine what that mig...
by Murdockinations on Dec 16, 2013

CHINA - China Sea Disputes

"Biden rebukes China for imposing air defense zone over disputed islands" (Part-1) PBS Newshour 12/3/2013GWEN IFILL (Newshour):  Now to rising tensions in Asia and the United States' strong words for China.VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN:  The onl...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 4, 2013


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