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programmes in the Department of Energy, US$ 66.2 billion for Veterans Affairs, US$ 58.4 billion for Veterans’ pensions, US$ 54.7 billion for Homeland Security, US$ 3.4-8.5 billion for NASA, miscellaneous spending of US$ 7.5 billion, but not interest on military-related national debt interest payments. 32

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

; the role of political Islam; the fight against terrorism; trade; and energy interests. 2 The article starts with elaborating on the concept of public diplomacy, its historical development and the main tools employed in fulfilling its goals. The second part explores the conceptual and contextual

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better coordinated. According to veteran diplomat George F. Kennan, the State Department was ‘a machine so elaborate that the bulk of its energy is consumed by its own internal friction’. 11 Although the Department had grown considerably relative to itself, it was losing ground to other foreign affairs

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existed a problem to be solved. Moreover, during the early months, they also proved to be an effective way of establishing the issue on the agenda of the European Council. This was no small feat given that other issues vied for the leaders’ attention, such as energy policy and the European Monetary System

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water and sanitation. The Friends of Sustainable Energy for All pressed member states for an energy goal and maintained alliances with the Major Groups and other Stakeholders (MGoS). The Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development emerged to engage in the Rio+20 negotiations, then found new

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example, the FAO and WTO), whereas in other cases (such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)) it represents the European Atomic Energy Community (sometimes referred to as EURATOM). Th e bottom line is that the European Commission is — if not de jure then de facto — represented in most EU

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to global mining, metals and energy companies operating in Europe and elsewhere. He has experience providing such strategic advice to global mining companies with operations in Finland, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Armenia, Namibia, Zambia, Mauritania, Peru and the Democratic Republic of the

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

, through diplomatic personnel or intermediaries. Care directly through diplomatic personnel is currently on the wane. Even if contemporary foreign services spend considerable time, energy and money on ‘consular affairs’, the accredited diplomats (or consuls) typically handle only the most difficult or

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, was that they were not doing anything at all. It was incomprehensible that Norwegian authorities did not do anything when Norwegian citizens were faced with such serious difficulties as in my case. We both felt that the Ministry was using its energy to inform us that it could not do anything, rather

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context of the duty of care of multinational corporations towards their employees. As illustrated by the In Amenas attacks in Algeria in 2013, some multinational corporations — particularly in the energy sector — operate in high-risk areas, and the protection of employees falls into a complex area of

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy