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’ proliferation, this agenda now also includes health and epidemic disease, environmental degradation, interna- tional terrorism, organized crime, migration, financial and capital flows, poverty and natural resource supplies (such as energy or water). Th e items on the new international security agenda have several

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

, climate change, transfers of wealth, the power of networked connections, energy transition, pressures on food and water resources, and other drivers of change are creating a future that will be ‘almost unrecognizable’ to the makers of twentieth-century diplomacy. 9 Change of this magnitude requires much

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

oil’. 140 The United States currently accounts for 97 per cent of Canadian oil exports, but since President Obama rejected a proposed pipeline from Canada to Texas, Canada has been trying to diversify its energy sales. Holding the third largest oil reserves in the world after Saudi Arabia and

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country/region or avoiding political ten- sions with the government of that country if this could be detrimental in terms of trade or energy supply. Th e need for enduring and intensive eff orts, along with the need for compre- hensiveness and complementary foreign policy measures, points to the major

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people could perpetuate such deeds and then so blatantly lie to me’. 14 While much has been written about South Africa’s destabi- lization of the region, which was a major feature of apartheid’s foreign policy, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission did later devote some, but not sufficient, energy to

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highlighted in Martin Schulz’s acceptance speech after his re-election. Outlining his priorities for the next few years, he emphasized the crises in Syria and Ukraine and recalled ‘the need for a proper debate on the international role of the eu ’. In the following months, Schulz devoted significant energy

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management, energy and gender issues. 18 Its main task is to inject policy guidance, and to prioritize and steer the activities of pam . 19 The Secretariat assists the organs of pam in the execution of their mandate and is responsible for the follow-up to the decisions taken by the assembly. Moreover

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category of summits. Th e rationale for this distinction was that while telephone conversations might be long and sub- stantive, in content they do not involve the same commitment of political capital and thus political risk, time and energy of an actual face-to-face meeting. As Young rightly points out

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President Obama in 2010, and the eu Delegation organized a reception for the members of the 113th us Congress on Capitol Hill on 14 February 2013. 65 See http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/04/09/support-in-principle-for-u-s-eu-trade-pact/ . See also analysis provided by the German Marshall Fund on energy

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of representation, negotiations and persuasion in times of war and of peace, us diplomats would agree with Ambassador Chester Crocker that it was their job to convert ‘raw energy and tangible power into meaningful political results’, whatever other instruments of statecraft were also employed. 43

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy