Identifying Effective Elements of Unusual Diplomacy Reply

Samantha Adler analyzes what makes unusual forms of diplomacy effective or ineffective at reducing conflict. This is the final article in a series of five. 

Effectiveness of unusual diplomacy. Chart by Samantha Adler

Effectiveness of unusual diplomacy. Chart by Samantha Adler

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Athletes and Musicians Reached Out to North Korea Reply

In the second part of a five-part series, Samantha Adler analyzes the use of basketball and classical music to strive to reduce tensions between North Korea and the United States. 

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra performing in North Korea in 2008. Photo by Anthony Kuhn/NPR

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra performing in North Korea in 2008. Photo by Anthony Kuhn/NPR, published with permission

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The Conversation: Apology to Korea benefits Japan, too 3

Jane McClenahan writes: As it advanced through Asia in the Second World War, the Japanese Army established an estimated 2,000 ‘comfort stations’.  This euphemism obscures the horror of what they really were – military brothels to service the sexual needs of the Japanese soldiers ….

Statue of a traditional Japanese warrior, near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Photo by Barbara Borst

Statue of a traditional Japanese warrior, near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
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Looking Ahead 1

Jane McClenahan writes: As we move into 2014, I’d like to share a few things I’m following this year. It’s a list to encourage discussion, is far from exhaustive and is shamelessly biased towards my own interests.

Terracotta army of Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang, third century BC. Photo by Barbara Borst

Terracotta army of Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang, third century BC.
Photo by Barbara Borst

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