A Glimpse At Russia’s Blocking Of Western News Agencies And Its Own Amid Moscow’s Invasion Of Ukraine

It’s nothing less than a revival of a new Cold War to counter VOA and BBC broadcasts during Russia’s assault and occupation of Ukraine. The international community, the United States and NATO are all reacting vigorously to the latest news about Russia’s forces threatening Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, and its southern shore communities. The Associated…

Lebanon’s Virtual Public Diplomacy Cements Connections

By Fidaa AlFakih and Raisa Dukas Traditional public diplomacy practices were upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, at a time when—arguably—outreach and connections were more critical than ever.  As the world retreated to their homes, it was imperative to grasp the adage of “meeting people where they are” by pivoting to virtual engagement.  U.S. Embassy Beirut…

Global Warming: A Huge 21st Century Challenge

A United Nations panel issued a report on February 28 describing the impact of climate change globally, and possible ways of combatting its threat to humanity. Climate change’s impacts are worse than scientists expected, the panel warned, and will only accelerate. Summarizing its conclusions about the threat: *Its impacts are increasing rapidly, and some are…