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New Year, New Diplomacy? A Question of Generational Change

Michele Acuto, Diplomatic Courier

http://www.diplomaticourier.org/kmitan/articleback.php?newsid=463

While “the year of diplomacy” winds up—as the Courier highlights in our Winter edition—so does the first decade of the new century. Today, it might be a worthy exercise to look forward not to the coming 12 months and their promises but to the years ahead and their challenges. What of diplomacy in the decades in front of us?

Many in policymaking circles and academia alike would raise more than a few eyebrows here, throwing a grim look at what diplomacy means for an informational age of globalization, rumored civilizational clashes and demising state

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Hillary Clinton: Obama's foreign-policy hawk

John Hughes

She's smart. She speaks her mind. A lot of people love her and think she should be president. Sarah Palin? No, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Secretary of State Clinton, Washington's No. 1 diplomatic salesperson, is fast becoming the foreign-policy hawk in a Democratic administration, while President Obama seems to be slow moving. Both believe in engagement with foreign adversaries, but Clinton believes in engaging from a position of strength. By contrast, Mr. Obama is now being faulted for engaging from a platform of weakness, if not appeasement.

Clinton seems to be replicating as secretary of State the technique she

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El Tratado de Paz y Amistad y su legado

Ernesto Videla Cifuentes

En un día como hoy, hace 25 años, en la Sala Reggia del Vaticano, Chile y Argentina suscribieron solemnemente el Tratado de Paz y Amistad alcanzado gracias a la intervención mediadora de la Santa Sede.

Durante este lapso ha quedado en evidencia que los fines perseguidos en dicho tratado se han cumplido a cabalidad. Ambos pueblos han avanzado por la senda del entendimiento y la colaboración, dejando atrás un triste pasaje de la historia que los tuvo al borde de la guerra. Pero no ha sido sólo fruto del mero cambio de los tiempos; de la atmósfera

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