Diplomatic Courier and Ambassador Siddique Address America’s Pivot Dilemma

Washington, D.C.:In the days before U.S. President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, the Diplomatic Courier is pleased to feature “On Day One: America’s Pivot Dilemma,”in Volume 7, Issue 1 of the magazine by Ambassador M. Osman Siddique, American politician and former United States Ambassador to the Republic of Fiji and to the Republic of Nauru, to the Kingdom of Tonga and to Tuvalu.

“If the anti-Muslim biases attributed to the U.S. can be erased, the second Obama Administration will be in the enviable position to not only deepen our alliances with Muslim nations in both the Middle East and Asia, but also play a valuable catalytic role in helping both regions advance the practice of democratic values and religious tolerance.  A zero-sum pivot away from the Middle East towards Asia is a fanciful and counterproductive proposition,” an excerpt from Siddique’s article.

“Ambassador Siddique challenges the United States to answer serious questions about our relationship with the Arab world, while supporting peace and justice in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. With his extensive experience advising on delicate foreign policy matters, Siddique reflects on how Islamism in Mackinder’s heartland and Middle East will affect East and Southeast Asia,” said Ana C. Rold, Editor-in-Chief, Diplomatic Courier.

The January/February edition of the Diplomatic Courier also includes articles on:

  • “Reinvest in Partnership with the Muslim World,” by Toni Verstandig, Chair of the Aspen Institute’s Middle East Programs and Senior Vice President at the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace
  • “Education That Works for All Students,” by Margaret Spellings, former U.S. Secretary of Education and current Senior Adviser to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, President and CEO of Margaret Spellings and Company
  • “Business in Africa: A Second Term Priority,” by Aubrey Hruby, Managing Director, The Whitaker Group
  • “Stolen Asset Recovery and the Rule of Law for All,” by Mark Vlasic, senior fellow and adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University and Principal at Madison Law & Strategy Group PLLC
  • “Technology: Bet Big on Big Data,” by Bill McDermott, co-CEO, SAP AG
  • “Leading Like a Woman,” by Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director, Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI), Council of Women World Leaders
  • And many more.

In addition to the other articles, this edition publishes “Predicting 2013: Opportunities and Threats,” a joint Wikistrat-Diplomatic Courier SpeedSim compiled by Frida Ghitis, Senior Analyst at Wikistrat and Editorial Contributor, Miami Herald.

For more information on the Diplomatic Courier or to request interviews, contact press@diplomaticourier.org.

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About Ambassador Siddique:

Ambassador M. Osman Siddique combines an outstanding professional track record with a powerful understanding of the international business and government environment, gained during a period of service to two Presidents as an American Ambassador, preceded by a successful career in business, spanning over 25 years. With a commanding international network including key government and business leaders, especially in the United States, the Asia-Pacific Region, Africa and the Middle East, he is able to provide a range of advice and assistance both to the private and public sector.

About Us:

The Diplomatic Courier is the global affairs magazine that connects the diplomatic and policy establishment to the next generation of leaders in diplomacy and foreign policy. The Diplomatic Courier publishes six print issues per year, as well as weekly online content and a daily blog, On Point. The Diplomatic Courier is an independent publication both in its voice and its organization. Publishing opinions from all political spectrums, the Courier adheres to the ideals of freedom of expression, individualism, and fair and balanced journalism.

Source: Midia Advisory

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