The Swedish-U.S Foreign Policy and Media Exchange program, organized for the U.S Embassy in Stockholm by Meridian International Center brought seven central and southern Swedish journalists and editors to the U.S. from November 3-9, 2018, to examine the contemporary landscape of U.S media and political journalism. This program explored the media’s role in navigating and covering today’s political climate, challenges facing traditional media and the future of transatlantic writing. The group of Swedish journalists met with news organizations in Washington, D.C and in Columbia, South Carolina, including Politico, Axios, the Heritage Foundation’ media and communications department, The University of South Carolina’s communications department and COLAToday, among many more. Throughout...Continue
Since he famously strolled down the escalator at Trump Tower to announce his unlikely bid for the American Presidency, most foreign capitals have been wondering what to make of Donald Trump. Is he an isolationist or someone who cavalierly threatens war? Is he the world-renowned businessman who will make a deal with anyone, or is he someone who underappreciates long-time friends and allies? The answer, as is typical in foreign affairs, is complicated. As foreign diplomats in Washington, D.C. navigate their relationship with the United States of America, they should keep in mind that America maintains core interests that...Continue
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… that the Joaquin Miller log cabin one can admire in Rock Creek Park, along Beach Drive just after the intersection with Military Road was initially located on the campus of Meridian International Center? Continue