Blog: January, 2014

How To Become A Foreign Service Officer

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Diplomacy, Professional/Career Development
Protect and serve? Turns out you don’t have to be a police officer or even a soldier to do just that. Foreign Services Office jobs (which can be in consular, economic, management, political, or public diplomacy ... Read More »

Mobile Money in Afghanistan -- An Uphill Battle

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development, Politics and Society
Since 2008, the Afghan mobile phone provider, Roshan, has worked to bring mobile money services to Afghanistan.  ... Read More »

"Liberty without security is fragile, but security without liberty is oppressive"

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Leadership, Politics and Society, Security/Intelligence
How big data can solve complex problems in foreign policy “The fastest way to grow is to come up with a great idea,” said Alec Ross said in a presentation, as a part of the Big Data and Analytics incubator series. Mr. ... Read More »

The East’s Dilemma: The Power of Persuasion and the Importance of Influence

Posted on [created] by c.alexandropoulos in Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, Security/Intelligence
Russian president Vladimir Putin once described the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 as the ‘greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century.’ ... Read More »