Trumping Principles — First appeared in Embassy magazine

OPINION With principles, you can’t have it both ways In the long run, engagement works. PMO Photo: Jill Thompson Prime Minister Stephen Harper on April 24 in Winnipeg. Eduardo del BueyPublished: Wednesday, 04/29/2015 12:00 am EDTLast Updated: Wednesday, 04/29/2015 12:00 am EDT In 2013, then-foreign minister John Baird told the United Nations General Assembly that […]

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Cruz Sizzles and Fizzles

On March 23 Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the presidential elections of 2016. He chose Liberty University, a Christian school founded in 1971 by the Reverend Jerry Falwell, as his platform. It was, to be sure, an audience overwhelmingly committed to Cruz’s fundamentalist beliefs – hence a captive […]

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Paul Speaks

On April 7 Kentucky Senator Rand Paul threw his hat into the ring for the Republican candidacy for President of the United States.   Unlike many of his adversaries’ presentations, his was a longer and more drawn out event featuring a number of speakers to warm up his audience.   The result was a long […]

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Public Diplomacy Remains An Effective Advocacy Tool (First published in Embassy Magazine April 15, 2015 http://www.embassynews.ca/opinion/2015/04/15/public-diplomacy-remains-an-effective-advocacy-tool/46966)

Public diplomacy remains an effective advocacy tool The best agents of influence are those who shape the hearts and minds of tomorrow’s leaders. DFATD Photo Canada Day 2014 at Canada’s embassy in Washington. Eduardo del BueyPublished: Wednesday, 04/15/2015 12:00 am EDT Carleton University Professor Evan Potter has described public diplomacy as “the effort by the […]

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Rubio Speaks

On April 13 Florida Senator Marco Rubio announced his candidacy for the US presidency. Vowing to take America into a new century, he underscored his youth (43 years of age) and humble beginnings in contrast to two of his foremost opponents – former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (67) and former Governor Jeb Bush (62). […]

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It´s My Turn

  It´s My Turn   “It´s my turn” is not reason enough for voters to select a candidate for president. Hillary Clinton knows she needs more.   On April 12 she announced her second bid for the Democratic nomination for president through a video released from her campaign headquarters. The video portrayed everyday people, with […]

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Seeking A Moderate Majority In Israel-Palestine

The following article was published in Embassy Magazine on April 8, 2015   OPINION Seeking a moderate majority in Israel-Palestine Common ground is often found by seeking out common interests. DFATD Photo Then-foreign minister John Baird with former Israeli president Shimon Peres on Jan 19 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Eduardo del BueyPublished: Wednesday, 04/08/2015 12:00 […]

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Imagination

George Bernard Shaw once said, “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will”.   All acts begin in the imagination.   The act of communicating is no exception.   In my new book Spokespersonry I wrote that a spokesperson […]

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