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This November, Canadians have special cause to remember, but much has also been forgotten.

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iPolitics

A five point strategy for Canada to counter the Islamic State and domestic political violence

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iPolitics

Refined manners, book learning and Ivy League education still have a place in diplomacy, but so do the qualities of resilience and self-sufficiency more easily acquired through grassroots volunteer work and independent world travel.

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iPolitics

Much of the present global instability — not least the devastating blowback now emanating from Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya — is rooted in the failure of previous military interventions.

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iPolitics

The worsening “blowback” from Western interventions in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan is cause for concern, but the bigger picture is even more disturbing.

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CPAC video

Panel discussion at  CDFAI conference 23 June 2014 featuring Ferry de Kerckhove, Robert Fowler, Daryl Copeland and George Macdonald.

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Embassy

If we are to more successfully broach the 21st century’s complex suite of threats and challenges, there is very much to be done.

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iPolitics

The fallout from the disastrous US-led  invasion and occupation continues, and the ironies are striking.

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CIC Rapid Response

Relative to the international policy alternatives,  as a point of departure genuine dialogue is vastly preferable.

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2014 Vienna Seminar, May 13-14

International Peace Institute President Terje Rød-Larsen chaired a panel discussion with Daryl Copeland, Dunja Mijatovic, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, and James Rubin, Visiting Scholar at the Rothermere American Institute. Includes session videos.

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iPolitics

Amidst fears of widening conflict and a new Cold War, at the level of world order these events seem more about continuity than change, and that will be costly

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Embassy

It will be a very tall order for  Obama to deliver on the sweeping foreign policy commitments contained in his State of the Union address

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iPolitics

Just beneath the surface, there are troubles aplenty in the Land of Smiles

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Globe and Mail

Thanks to Ed Snowden, 2013 was a “Napster Year” for government secrecy and world order.

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The Jakarta Globe

From the largest country in Southeast Asia, some welcome interest in the prospects for radical diplomatic reform.

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iPolitics

The demise of the Pearson Centre, and with it Canada’s commitment to international peacekeeping, has left us all poorer.

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Globe and Mail

Among those who prefer dialogue, negotiation and compromise to the use of force in international relations, the last few weeks have been both exceptional and instructive.

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iPolitics

Can diplomacy, democracy and multilateralism for once trump the use of force in international  relations? There are guarded gronds for hope.

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CIC

In a heteropolitan world order, talking trumps fighting.

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Radio Canada International 

In an extended interview, Daryl Copeland  discusses how diplomacy can best address the challenges of the globalization age.

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Embassy

Canada’s “diplomatic ecosystem”‘ is on life support. That’s not good enough. We can, and must take action.

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CDFAI Policy Papers

In Canada as elsewhere, the “diplomatic ecosystem” is on life support. How to fix diplomacy, the foreign ministry and foreign service?

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Globe and Mail

Critical matters of public policy lurk just behind the headlines in the sensational trial of whistleblower Bradley Manning.

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Globe and Mail

By illuminating the extent of state-sponsored cyber-spying directed at both domestic and foreign targets, Mr. Snowden’s disclosures have both produced winners and losers and set the stage for possible remedial action.

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iPolitics

What has become of Canada’s once-admired  international brand ?

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CDFAI Media Brief

The outcome of the election in Pakistan is unlikely to enhance the prospects for peace in Afghanistan.

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Will elections this weekend in Pakistan improve the prospects for peace and develoipment in Afghanistan?

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iPoltics

What is the contract dispute between the Government and Canada’s Foreign Service really all about?

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OPENCANADA.ORG

How best to respond to terrorist violence?

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OPENCANADA.ORG

Rapid Response comment

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Embassy

Foreign Service officers in legal strike position launch job action to underscore grievances

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Canadian International Council

What did I learn over the course of 30 years in the Canadian Foreign Service?

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iPolitics

Getting beyond “the bubble”  requires more than social media skills and may involve risk, but that comes with the territory.

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iPolitics

No sign of grand strategy in the government’s uninspired  global blueprint.

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Globe and Mail

With Remembrance Day approaching, Canadians should reflect on their country’s role in this continuing conflict.

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iPolitics

Using new media to bridge the performance gap in international science and technology.

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iPolitics

After over a decade at war, what has been achieved?

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Canadian International Council

The sacking of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi raises a host of vexing questions.

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iPolitics

Could Canada re-establish its international credentials through science diplomacy? Maybe.

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ìPolitics

What to make of the trials of Julian Assange and the latest developments in the WikiLeaks saga?

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iPolitics

Could a Department of International Affairs and Global Issues be smaller and more beautiful than DFAIT?

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iPolitics

Examining the conventional wisdom  which underpins world order.

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iPolitics

Diminished diplomatic capacity damages Canadian interests

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iPolitics

From global Boy Scout to moralizing warrior nation – what a long, strange trip it’s been.

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USC CPD Blog

In PD practice, who does what – when, how, and why?

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USC/CPD Blog

If branding is about selling dreams, public diplomacy is about sharing them.

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USC/CPD Blog

PD and nation branding share many superficial attributes, but drilling down reveals that the differences outweigh the similarities.

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Canadian Geographic

What the Capital Region needs to enhance diplomacy.

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Embassy

If provided with resources and training, diplomats can and should be restored as catalysts for imaginative strategic thinking.

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Embassy Magazine (UK)

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Montreal Gazette

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The Mark

CBC’s announcement that it is withdrawing from foreign-language broadcasting in two of the four BRIC countries is just another nail in the coffin for Canadian internationalism.

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Ottawa Citizen

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The Mark

Last week’s budget spells disaster for what little remains of Canadian internationalism.

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canada.com

Another indication of DFAIT’s demise

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USC/CPD Blog

What’s in a brand?

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The Mark

The search for meaning in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya … and Syria

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Embassy

In the heteropolar world under construction, security will flow not from defence, but from development and diplomacy. And the diplomatic centre of gravity will shift away from formal chancelleries and into storefronts, souks, and conflict zones.

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Embassy

With the emergence of distinctive poles, international power and influence have become more difficult to align

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Embassy

Since the end of US unipolar dominance, most commentators have suggested that we are reverting to a multipolar world order, as was the case prior to the Cold War. This time around, however, the sources of international power and influence among and between various poles will be much more difficult to align.

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The Mark

With memories of Canadian leadership on global issues receding, the generation of renewed commitment will be an uphill battle.

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The Mark

Canada was once a pioneer in public diplomacy, but today that legacy has been left behind.

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New Europe

Can the EU speak as one in addressing the issues which imperil the planet?

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Ottawa Citizen

Demographic shifts and changes in international news coverage have transformed the public environment in which international policy is formulated.

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Ottawa Citizen

Domestic politics and diminished bureaucratic capacity have down-sized Canada’s place in the world.

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CIPS Policy Brief

If science diplomacy is so important, why is it so obscure?

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The Mark

With a litany of complex problems to address in the wake of Gadhafi’s ouster, NATO’s self-congratulation is premature.

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The Mark

While the means of diplomacy have changed, the ends have not.

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The Mark

The immediacy, interactivity, and accessibility of new technologies have changed the rules of the game.

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Canadian Geographic – October 2011

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Does Ottawa meet the five preconditions that define and often determine the nature of diplomacy and international politics in a given place?

© Daryl Copeland and Canadian Geographic 2011

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The Libya Question - Panel Discussion

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Canada’s international image and reputation – our brand – are being recast.

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The Mark

Libya demonstrates that force continues to supplant diplomacy as a foundation for international policy.

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Postmedia News

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Macleans.ca

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The Mark

Globalization has led to a problematic gap between haves and have nots.

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The Mark

The Norwegian reaction to last week’s terror attack says more than any expert analysis ever could.

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The Mark

How prioritizing military spending led to the neglect of our infrastructure.

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The Mark

How a trip to a foreign policy conference became a hands-on lesson in good foreign relations.

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Media coverage of the Foreign Policy School at Otago University, Dunedin.

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The Mark

The universal language of science offers hope for the future of international policy, but in the case of science diplomacy, global demand far exceeds supply

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AmericanDiplomacy.org

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Huffington Post Canada

Global challenges rooted in science and driven by technology trump the threat represented by religious extremism or political violence

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The Mark

The nature of conflict is changing. Canada should have a debate about the direction of its military.

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The Mark

Bin Laden’s death presents an opportunity for the U.S. to move on from a troubled foreign policy.

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The Mark

As global issues grow in importance, it’s time to get creative when promoting economic interests abroad.

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CPSC 2010

Video and report from Canadian Science Policy Conference 

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Embassy

At this year`s annual conference of the  International Studies Association, a bumper harvest  for scholars and practitioners of the world`s second oldest profession.

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The Mark

How did an unenthusiastic debate on a no-fly zone in Libya turn into an armed international conflict?

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University of Arkansas Speaker Series

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The Mark

There is a growing sense of dread as western military assets are deployed to the Eastern Mediterranean, and politicians are speaking increasingly of the possibility of some sort of intervention.

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The Mark

Mubarak’s departure from power is hardly inconsequential, but is it more symbolic than substantial?

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Munk School panel discussion with Daryl Copeland, Brian Stewart, Rafal Rohozinski and Robert Latham

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Daryl Copeland at the Canadian Science Policy Conference Fall 2010
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CPSC 2010

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USC PDiN Monitor

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The Mark

The current political crises in Egypt, Tunisia, and Sudan require grassroots solutions that balance negotiation, problem solving, and global political knowledge.

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Cairo Burning

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USC CPD Blog

What does the crisis in Egypt tell us about the defence versus  diplomacy debate?

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The Mark

The Cold War may have ended long ago, but the job of the international relations analyst, the diplomat, and the soldier has only become more difficult.

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Embassy

A “Napster moment” for government, yet any chill  on diplomatic relations is likely to be fleeting, while the reputation of diplomacy stands to benefit.

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The Mark

Through the successful practice of science diplomacy, Canada could make a real difference in the world – but significant reform is needed first.

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Written Submission to UK Parliamentary Inquiry

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Toronto Star

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The Mark

Science and technology should be central to international diplomacy, but most foreign ministries and multilateral organizations are short on scientific expertise and technical savvy.

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e-International Relations

Wikileaks is releasing hundreds of thousands of classified diplomatic communications. But when the dust settles and the sensational tid-bits are forgotten, some of the longer-term impacts on diplomacy may in fact be positive.

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The Mark

In the age of globalization, public diplomacy – not defence – should be front and centre in international relations, and science diplomacy is a critical component.

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The Mark

The history of war is that of  failed diplomacy. By reflecting on past conflicts, we might begin to see how to avoid future ones.

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Daryl Copeland to speak at CIC North Bay

Daryl Copeland will present on the subject of Guerrilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Relations at the Canadian International Council (CIC) in at Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario on November 17, 2010.

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Washington Forum Network (PBS-NPR)

Can international relations be managed non-violently?

Daryl Copeland at AFSA in Washington - September 2010

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The Mark Radio

In light of Canada’s failed bid for the UN Security Council, is it time to rethink our foreign policy strategy?

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CBC.ca

Muzzling scientists impedes global problem-solving.

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The Mark

With the glory days of Pearson’s internationalist foreign policy behind us, Canada needs a new narrative

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Embassy

Could diplomacy have resolved outstanding differences and accommodated the rise of new powers by offering plausible alternatives to violence?

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The Mark

There are no military solutions to Afghanistan’s complex problems of bad governance and severe underdevelopment.

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The Mark

One hundred years after “the war to end all wars,” diplomacy remains in the margins of international policy. Will Iraq help us see our error?

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The American Foreign Service Association has chosen Guerrilla Diplomacy as its Book of the Month for August.

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The Mark

NATO has only one realistic counterinsurgency option for Afghanistan: negotiating a political settlement.

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The Mark

NATO leaders could learn some useful lessons on counterinsurgency from T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia).

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The Mark

Why do governments still rely on costly and counter-productive military solutions in addressing global problems?

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The Mark

Canada’s brand has less to do with the beauty of its nature than the nature of its people.

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The Mark Radio

In the asymmetric conflicts which characterize the age of globalization, diplomats, not soldiers should be on the front lines (with Mercedes Stephenson, Barbara Falk and Donald Savoie).

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The Foreign Exchange

Changing the name of the foreign ministry will be the easy part…

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The Mark

When done well, diplomacy can help make intelligence gathering more intelligent.

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Globe and Mail

In the era of globalization, underdevelopment breeds insecurity and shared identity no longer assures unity

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Embassy

Can non-violent approaches to conflict resolution make a difference in addressing the complex challenges of counterinsurgency? Yes, but that contribution cannot be fully realized under present circumstances.

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The Mark

The military can be used for peaceful purposes, but it isn’t designed for political and economic work.

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Embassy

As the erstwhile global village goes heteropolar, it is coming to resemble something akin to a patchwork of gated communities surrounded by seething seas of shantytowns.

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The Mark

With irregular warfare now the norm, diplomats need to take the lead in resolving conflicts, not the military.

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Daryl Copeland’s most recent podcast from the book tour:  Griffith Asia Institute/AIIA in Brisbane

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The Mark

In an increasingly heteropolar world, New Zealand and Australia are positioning themselves for the Pacific Century

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The Mark

The silver fern and the maple leaf  could do with more global exposure.

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e-International Relations (e-IR) is a hub of information and analysis on some of the key issues in international politics.
Daryl Copeland says diplomacy can help make the world a better place

The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

Guerrilla Diplomat, Daryl Copeland, on the effective use of nation brands in a ‘heteropolar’ world

The rising powers all have different kinds of power, China in manufacturing, India in intellectual services, Russia in energy resources, Europe in “soft” power. Middle powers like Canada and Australia have less relative clout, so must use their ‘brand’ more effectively”

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The Canberra Times, Australia

“Militaries work best when you don’t use them. That sword stays sharpest when you leave it in the scabbard. Take it out and it makes a terrible mess just look at Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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Daryl Copeland argues that diplomacy has been sidelined by globalisation and is facing a crisis of relevance and effectiveness.

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ABC News Australia interviews author Daryl Copeland: “first of all… implicate diplomacy much more closely with development”

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Guerrilla Diplomacy casts a line on NZ’s National radio
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Foreign Policy Association

Interview and commentary from the conference circuit.

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The Mark

Sometimes looking backwards offers insights  into the future.

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Foreign Policy In Focus

Europe has an opportunity to act as one in an increasingly heteropolar world. Is it up to the challenge?

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The Mark

Photo by The U.S. Army available under a Creative Commons License

When it comes to Afghanistan, mixing military might with diplomatic talk is easier said than done.

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Beyond Relief

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The Mark

Haiti doesn’t just need immediate assistance, it also needs long-term, sustainable development.

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The Mark
“The blunt instrument that is the military only gets us bogged down in wars without end.”

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Toronto Star

The Mark
“The multilateral meltdown at COP 15 was at best a learning experience, at worst a harbinger of future attempts at global governance.”

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Toronto Star

Embassy: Canada’s Foreign Policy Weekly

Copeland: “…we’re not moving into a mutlipolar world in the era of globalization, but a heteropolar world”

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The Mark

Canadian foreign policy is becoming more militarized, just when it should be becoming more diplomatic.

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CBC’s The Current

He spent nearly 30 years as a Canadian diplomat… Now, he has written a book that calls for a radical retooling of the trade.

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Daryl Copeland Attends Foreign Policy Camp in Vancouver, B.C.

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The Globe and Mail

The profession has to adapt to the imperatives of modern world-order management.

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The Mark

Canada once had influence in international politics. In a hetero-polar world, it could again.

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Toronto Star

“…Daryl Copeland, a Canadian analyst, author and lecturer in international diplomacy, agrees: he also feels the re-emergence of Asia represents a unique opportunity for Canada.”

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Remembrance Day

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How Obama’s Nobel can resurrect diplomacy (PDF)

An article by Daryl Copeland in Embassy Magazine

An interview with Daryl Copeland

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“…diplomats must be empowered to manage globalization, but to do that successfully, diplomacy itself will have to be re-invented.”

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“Daryl Copeland addressed the reinvention of diplomacy and international relations…”

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World Politics Review

It’s time to bring the world’s second oldest profession into the 21st century.

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DFAIT’s Guerilla Diplomat Bids Adieu – Embassy – Diplomacy This Week (PDF)

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