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Pres. Moon to wrap up ASEAN summit diplomacy with a one-on-one with Malaysian PM Thursday morning

Pres. Moon to wrap up ASEAN summit diplomacy with a one-on-one with Malaysian PM Thursday morning

now as the nation’s top office today president when Jane concludes his string of one-on-ones with each leader of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on the sidelines of the 2019 Ozzy and Republic of Korea commemorative summit and the first-ever week on career summit the South Korean leader is scheduled to sit down with the visiting Malaysian Prime Minister at the nation’s top office in the coming hours president moon and Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad are expected to…

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Foodie culture is now part of foreign policy — It’s Gastrodiplomacy

Foodie culture is now part of foreign policy — It’s Gastrodiplomacy

– Within a half mile radius from where I’m standing, there are more than 15 Thai restaurants. In the last 20 years, Thai restaurants have taken off in America, Europe, and Africa. But that success is actually a little out of whack with the number of Thai immigrants around the world. In the US, there’s roughly one Mexican restaurant for every 650 Mexican Americans. But with Thai restaurants, there’s one for every 55 or so Thai Americans. – And it’s…

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President Obama Addresses the United Nations

President Obama Addresses the United Nations

President Obama: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, my fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honor to address this Assembly for the second time, nearly two years after my election as President of the United States. We know this is no ordinary time for our people. Each of us comes here with our own problems and priorities. But there are also challenges that we share in common as leaders and as nations. We meet within an institution built…

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How Powerful Are The Nordic Countries?

How Powerful Are The Nordic Countries?

You know we love our viewers, and lately it seems that a million of you… nay, a Maximilian of you, want us to explore the strength of the Nordic countries. Well, here we are. How powerful are Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland? You’re welcome. Now, technically, the Nordic countries are also made up of the Åland [all-and] Islands, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland. The Nordic countries are a culturally and politically overlapping group of parliamentary democracies located in Northern…

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What Are The World’s Most Powerful Militaries?

What Are The World’s Most Powerful Militaries?

In September 2015, China celebrated their World War Two victory over Japan with a massive military parade. Roughly 12,000 troops marched through Tiananmen Square, a small fraction of China’s total military manpower. Military size often correlates with global influence, so we wanted to know: what are the world’s biggest militaries? Well, military strength can be measured in a number of different ways. In terms of total troop levels, China takes the lead, with roughly 3 million armed forces personnel. That’s…

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[email protected] – Lord John Alderdice: If Ireland can find Peace, what chance for Israel?

[email protected] – Lord John Alderdice: If Ireland can find Peace, what chance for Israel?

[ Noise ]>>Good afternoon everybody, welcome. I’m Susan Collins the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean here at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and I’m delighted to welcome you for the Rosenthal lecture on behalf of the Ford school community. I’d like to start by telling you a little bit about the origin of this lecture series. Josh Rosenthal was a 1979 graduate of the University of Michigan. He went on to earn a masters degree in Public…

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The Kaiser’s Birthday – Hypocrisy in Greece I THE GREAT WAR – Week 79

The Kaiser’s Birthday – Hypocrisy in Greece I THE GREAT WAR – Week 79

When Germany violated Belgian neutrality in August 1914 Britain went to war over it, for neutrality must be guaranteed, right? Well, that seems a bit hypocritical for Britain at this point, because as far as violating neutrality goes, we can really see that the Allied position now is “two can play that game”. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to the Great War. Last week a British relief expedition on the Tigris River failed to reach the army under siege at Kut….

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Stefan Wolff: The path to ending ethnic conflicts

Stefan Wolff: The path to ending ethnic conflicts

Today I want to talk to you about ethnic conflict and civil war. These are not normally the most cheerful of topics, nor do they generally generate the kind of good news that this conference is about. Yet, not only is there at least some good news to be told about fewer such conflicts now than two decades ago, but what is perhaps more important is that we also have come to a much better understanding of what can be…

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