WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's response to Syria's suspected chemical attack on civilians (all times local):11:45 a.m.The Kremlin spokesman has commented on President Donald Trump's tweet warning of an imminent missile strike on Syria by saying that Moscow doesn't engage in Twitter diplomacy.Trump said Wednesday that missiles "will be coming" in response to Syria's suspected chemical attack, adding "Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'"President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in televised remarks that "we don't participate in Twitter diplomacy." He added that "we support serious approaches and keep thinking that it's important not to make any steps that could further destabilize the already fragile situation."He says claims of a chemical attack were fabricated and "can't serve as a pretext for any forceful actions."Earlier, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry responded to Trump on Facebook, … [Read more...] about The Latest: Kremlin says it doesn’t do Twitter diplomacy
President Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”The Washington Post says the “stunning decision” drew gasps from the audience waiting for the announcement. The decision “sparked immediate questions from reporters in Oslo, who noted that Obama so far has made little concrete progress in achieving his lofty and ambitious agenda,” the story says.The Nobel Committee cited Obama’s diplomatic efforts and his call for a world without nuclear weapons. Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland also pointed to Obama’s speech about Islam in Cairo last spring.Obama is the third sitting U.S. president to win the prize (Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt also won it while in office) and the third prominent Democrat to win since 2002 (former President Jimmy Carter and Al Gore also won).The New York Times also has the story.Related coverage:TaxProf Blog: … [Read more...] about Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Efforts at International Diplomacy
The tussle between the judiciary and the government on appointment of judges seems to have finally settled.Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur told reporters at the 2nd J.S. Verma Memorial Lecture in Delhi that the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) has been agreed upon by the centre and judiciary.The question is- how did the issue get ‘sorted out’? It must be noted that the Prime Minister’s office took to Twitter to say that the Chief Justice and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a breakfast meeting on the PM’s birthday on Saturday.The Chief justice was in Gandhinagar for an event at that time.Could the settlement of the finer aspects of Memorandum of Procedure come at the meeting?Although birthday diplomacy is PM Modi’s favourite, the last one- when he flew to Pakistan to meet Nawaz Sharif did not hit the expected notes.But this one, if the Chief Justice’s words are to go by, this birthday diplomacy is a big win for the … [Read more...] about CJI Thakur Gifts MoP To PM Modi?- Did The Birthday Diplomacy Work?
On World Water Day, the Open Situation Room (OSR) on ‘Achieving Water Security: Towards Innovative Solutions’ was held at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Mumbai.The event was part of the Humanitarian Diplomacy Lab- an international initiative of the Global Diplomacy Lab, a collaboration of the Federal Foreign Office in partnership with the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, the Bosch Alumni Network, the Stiftung Mercator and the Global Leadership Academy of GIZ; the Swiss consulate of San Francisco, and, swissnex of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation centre. Such OSRs were held in seven cities across the globe including Kathmandu, Bogota, Montreal, Geneva, San Francisco, and, Accra. Each OSR addressed an important humanitarian challenge facing the region, and sought to underline the vast potential for creative, political cooperation to solve difficult global challenges.This is for the first time that the … [Read more...] about Mumbai Leg of the Humanitarian Diplomacy Lab Hosts the Open Situation Room on Water Security
To Create A Trend Of Model United Nations And Youth Parliament In The Weak Circuits Of India, Legge Rhythms Started Planning To Conduct Diplomacy Summit In Various Cities Of India Which Will Be A Blend Of MUN And YP. This Will Give Exposure To School And College Students To Explore Their Skills And Know More About The Procedure In United Nations And Indian Parliament. To Give A Start To This Initiative, The Organizing Committee Has Chosen Indore As Its First Destination.MUN Or Model United Nations Are Conferences That Are Primarily Academic Simulations Of The Working Of The United Nations And Incorporates Conformist United Nations Rules, Procedures And Workflow Between International Delegations, Executive Board And The International Press While Involving Qualified, Upper Crust Parliamentary Debaters From All Academic Backgrounds, Undergraduate And Postgraduate. At An MUN, One Is Bound To Witness Exhilarating Debate On A Particular Agenda In Parliamentary Form Within … [Read more...] about Legge Rhythms Diplomacy Summit 2017, Indore