The Diplomatic Envoy

The Diplomatic Envoy The undergraduate foreign affairs news organ of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University. The Envoy was started by a group of students at the then-Whitehead School of Diplomacy & International Relations in the fall of 2007 to provide objective reporting and critical analysis of the major international issues affecting the world and the School of Diplomacy community.
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The Diplomatic Envoy is published six times a year, in October, November, December, February, March, and April.

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Following the new court ruling on abortion, thousands of people in #Poland have taken to the streets in protest. The rul...
11/05/2020

Following the new court ruling on abortion, thousands of people in #Poland have taken to the streets in protest. The ruling bans abortion with the exception of cases involving r**e, in**st, or health necessity. Polish citizens throughout the country claim that the ruling is in violation of their human rights and fear future infringements on their civil rights. To read more, click the link below! Reported by Kiara McGaughey.

http://blogs.shu.edu/thediplomaticenvoy/2020/11/03/protests-erupt-across-poland-and-abroad-following-strict-abortion-law/

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09/06/2020

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http://blogs.shu.edu/thediplomaticenvoy/2020/06/07/a-statement-from-the-diplomatic-envoy-on-recent-events/Dear Envoy wri...
06/07/2020
A Statement from The Diplomatic Envoy on Recent Events – The Diplomatic Envoy

http://blogs.shu.edu/thediplomaticenvoy/2020/06/07/a-statement-from-the-diplomatic-envoy-on-recent-events/

Dear Envoy writers,

In light of recent events, The Diplomatic Envoy reiterates its commitment to condemn any form of racism and prejudice in the clearest possible terms. We continue to refuse to publish anything expressing prejudice and we will always uphold this sentiment.

We stand with the Black community at this difficult time, both as individuals and as a student body. We want to provide validation to the messages of all our fellow Setonians, especially those of color. As such, we will be using our online platforms to amplify Black voices and student organizations. While the Envoy prides itself on being nonpartisan, not speaking out now would be a failure to promote equality and truth.

As a news publication, we are also concerned that some journalists covering protests have been targeted and arrested, raising concerns about press freedom in this crucial time. Reporters Without Borders says that as of June 1, journalists had been attacked at least 100 times in just four days and that these events 'illustrate a disturbing pattern of deliberate violence targeting journalists'.

If you have a story about racism or oppression that you would like to share, please reach out to me or any of the other editors included in this email. We want to hear from you and help raise awareness.

Our words and actions must be louder than ever in the fights for social justice and racial equality. Thank you and please take care.

Sincerely,
The Diplomatic Envoy Editorial Board

The Editorial Board A Statement from The Diplomatic Envoy on Recent Events June 7, 2020June 7, 2020 Jarrett Dang 0 Comments In light of recent events, The Diplomatic Envoy reiterates its commitment to condemn any form of racism and prejudice in the clearest possible terms. We continue to refuse to....

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11/19/2019

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This month's FOCUS centers around Presidential Rhetoric. For years, Presidents from all over the world have begun to use...
09/19/2019
FOCUS: Boris Johnson – The Diplomatic Envoy

This month's FOCUS centers around Presidential Rhetoric. For years, Presidents from all over the world have begun to use language that can confuse and anger their citizens in a way that has never been seen before. Boris Johnson, who assumed the office of Prime Minister in July of 2019, is one such leader, whose words have sparked outrage and contemplation around the world. Reported by Brian Hilyard.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2019/09/17/focus-boris-johnson-rhetoric/

Europe Focus Presidental Rhetoric September 2019  FOCUS: Boris Johnson September 17, 2019September 19, 2019 Brian Hilyard 0 Comments Boris Johnson, Brexit, Domestic Unrest, UK Brian Hilyard Staff Writer According to The New York Times, Boris Johnson is famous for being a living caricature. He co...

"Germany’s mammoth political leader, Angela Merkel, announced on October 29 that she will not seek re-election as German...
11/13/2018
Merkel Will Not Seek Re-Election Following Huge Election Losses – The Diplomatic Envoy

"Germany’s mammoth political leader, Angela Merkel, announced on October 29 that she will not seek re-election as German Chancellor in 2021. Merkel also stated that she would step down as the head of her political party, the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), at its conference in December." Report by Jarrett Dang.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2018/11/04/merkel-will-not-seek-re-election-following-huge-election-losses/

International News November 2018 World  Merkel Will Not Seek Re-Election Following Huge Election Losses November 4, 2018 Tom McGee 0 Comments 2018, Angela Merkel, Elections, Germany By Jarrett Dang Staff Writer Germany’s mammoth political leader, Angela Merkel, announced on October 29 that she ...

Despite focus on the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia continues airstrikes in Yemen. The airstrike took...
11/12/2018
Saudi airstrikes bombard Yemen as world media fixates on Khashoggi – The Diplomatic Envoy

Despite focus on the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia continues airstrikes in Yemen. The airstrike took the lives of 19 people, many of whom have yet to be identified. However, the frequency of airstrikes, as well as other issues in the news, have grabbed the attention of the general public and the media. Report by Stephanie Miller.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2018/10/29/saudi-arabia-hodeidah-khashoggi-airstrikes/

2018 International News Middle East October 2018  Saudi airstrikes bombard Yemen as world media fixates on Khashoggi October 29, 2018October 31, 2018 Stephanie Miller 0 Comments Civil war, Khashoggi, Yemen By Stephanie MillerStaff Writer As the international media speculates over the death of Ja...

"On October 18, 2018, the School of Diplomacy and International Relations co-hosted the International Peace Institute’s ...
11/12/2018
School of Diplomacy co-hosts International Peace Institutes’ Distinguished Author Series – The Diplomatic Envoy

"On October 18, 2018, the School of Diplomacy and International Relations co-hosted the International Peace Institute’s (IPI) Distinguished Author Series. The event’s guest speaker was David E. Sanger, national security correspondent for the New York Times and author of 'The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear of the Cyber Age.'" Report by Phan Việt Tiến.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2018/10/29/school-of-diplomacy-co-hosts-international-peace-institutes-distinguished-author-series/

Campus Spotlight Conflict and Security Featured Featured Sections October 2018 School of Diplomacy News  School of Diplomacy co-hosts International Peace Institutes’ Distinguished Author Series October 29, 2018October 31, 2018 Tien Phan 0 Comments China, cybersecurity, Diplomacy News, Russia...

"Many groups in Brazil have blamed the PT and their recent administration for the economic crisis in Brazil. While much ...
10/29/2018
Brazilian Elections Devolve – The Diplomatic Envoy

"Many groups in Brazil have blamed the PT and their recent administration for the economic crisis in Brazil. While much of this criticism should be regarded as legitimate, Brazil has something greater at stake with the upcoming round of the presidential election." Opinion Piece by Luisa Chainferber.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2018/10/19/brazilian-elections-devolve/

2018 Americas October 2018 Opinion  Brazilian Elections Devolve October 19, 2018October 21, 2018 Luisa Chainferber 0 Comments Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Presidential Elections, Second Round of Voting By Luisa ChainferberStaff Writer In the first round Brazil’s elections on October 7, the right-wi...

"North Korean defectors claim that the primary motivations for youth entering these schools are the ability to travel ou...
10/29/2018
Focus on Cybersecurity: North Korea’s Elite Cyber Schools – The Diplomatic Envoy

"North Korean defectors claim that the primary motivations for youth entering these schools are the ability to travel outside the country and financial support. Since many citizens are isolated from the rest of the world and live in poverty, hacking is considered an ideal opportunity." Report by Julia Nicolls.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2018/10/19/focus-on-cybersecurity-north-koreas-elite-cyber-schools/

2018 Asia Cybersecurity Focus October 2018  Focus on Cybersecurity: North Korea’s Elite Cyber Schools October 19, 2018October 21, 2018 Tom McGee 0 Comments cybersecurity, Hackers, North Korea By Julia NicollsStaff Writer North Korea’s team of over 5,000 hackers is growing and improving fast...

"U.S. policy towards #Tehran is by no means an anomaly. Iran is currently entangled in a proxy war with Saudi Arabia, wi...
10/28/2018
Domestic Unrest Remains Iran’s Greatest Adversity – The Diplomatic Envoy

"U.S. policy towards #Tehran is by no means an anomaly. Iran is currently entangled in a proxy war with Saudi Arabia, with both sides slaughtering each other’s troops in #Yemen, #Syria, #Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Shiite Province, says Foreign Policy. Closer to home, Saudi Arabia funds an Iranian separatist group, the century-old Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), bent on creating discord inside of Iran, reports Foreign Policy." Opinion Piece by Felipe Bueno.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2018/10/19/domestic-unrest-remains-irans-greatest-adversity/

2018 Middle East October 2018 Opinion U.S.  Domestic Unrest Remains Iran’s Greatest Adversity October 19, 2018October 21, 2018 Felipe Bueno 0 Comments Iran, Saudi Arabia, Trump By Felipe BuenoEditor-in-Chief The Trump administration has no qualms expressing its feelings towards Iran’s leade...

"#Iran has not openly acknowledged a Stuxnet attack, but experts at ISIS say the crashing of 1,000 centrifuges in a rela...
10/28/2018
Focus on Cybersecurity: Iran and Stuxnet – The Diplomatic Envoy

"#Iran has not openly acknowledged a Stuxnet attack, but experts at ISIS say the crashing of 1,000 centrifuges in a relatively short period can only be the result of a targeted cyber attack. Almost as astounding as the new cybertechnology is the speed at which Iran was able to recover." Report by Madison Feser.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2018/10/19/focus-on-cybersecurity-iran-and-stuxnet/

2018 Cybersecurity Focus Middle East October 2018  Focus on Cybersecurity: Iran and Stuxnet October 19, 2018October 21, 2018 Madison Feser 0 Comments cybersecurity, Iran, Stuxnet By Madison FeserStaff Writer It is highly sophisticated. It causes physical damage to industrial machines. It spread...

"The recent admission of the Baltic nations of Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia to the NATO alliance is a clear warning si...
10/27/2018
New NATO Admissions Spark Military Tensions – The Diplomatic Envoy

"The recent admission of the Baltic nations of Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia to the NATO alliance is a clear warning sign to Russia to steer clear of the western European countries’ collective military force. This move has intensified military tensions across Europe and increased Russia’s military operations." Opinion Piece by Kaitlin Principato.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2018/10/19/new-nato-admissions-spark-military-tensions/

2018 Eastern Europe October 2018 Opinion World  New NATO Admissions Spark Military Tensions October 19, 2018October 21, 2018 Kaitlin Principato 0 Comments Military Tensions, NATO, Russia By Kaitlin PrincipatoStaff Writer The recent admission of the Baltic nations of Lithuania, Estonia, and Latv...

"The Shadow Brokers group offered multiple new alleged attack tools for sale via ZeroNet, a peer-to-peer encrypted netwo...
10/27/2018
Focus on Cybersecurity: United States and the Shadow Brokers – The Diplomatic Envoy

"The Shadow Brokers group offered multiple new alleged attack tools for sale via ZeroNet, a peer-to-peer encrypted network. Data Breach Today states, 'The tools include exploits and software implants obtained from the Equation Group, which is the nickname for an advanced hacking group that experts say is likely the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations team.'" Report by Mariah McCloskey.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2018/10/19/focus-on-cybersecurity-united-states-and-the-shadow-brokers/

2018 Cybersecurity Focus October 2018 U.S.  Focus on Cybersecurity: United States and the Shadow Brokers October 19, 2018October 21, 2018 Mariah McCloskey 0 Comments cybersecurity, NSA, Shadow Brokers By Mariah McCloskeyManaging Editor A mysterious group of hackers, calling itself the Shadow Br...

"Because of good relations and geographical similarities, both Japan and Pakistan contribute aid to Afghanistan. Accordi...
10/26/2018
Japan and Pakistan Struggle to Help Afghan Refugees – The Diplomatic Envoy

"Because of good relations and geographical similarities, both Japan and Pakistan contribute aid to Afghanistan. According to Menafn, the Japanese government agrees to provide $2.7 million to refugees inside Afghanistan and to humanitarian communities in host countries where these refugees reside." Opinion Piece by Tien Phan.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2018/10/19/japan-and-pakistan-struggle-to-help-afghan-refugees/

2018 Asia Middle East October 2018 Opinion  Japan and Pakistan Struggle to Help Afghan Refugees October 19, 2018October 21, 2018 Tien Phan 0 Comments Afghanistan, Aid, Japan By Tien PhanStaff Writer Despite good intentions in trying to assist Afghanistan, Japan and Pakistan are suffering from u...

10/26/2018
Focus on Cybersecurity: Israel Now a Home to Cyber Mercenaries – The Diplomatic Envoy

This month's FOCUS is centered around cybersecurity around the world. Starting in #Israel, a newfound leader in producing cyber mercenary groups, we see the capabilities of cyber activity. To read more about some of Israel's capabilities and potential effects, click the link below! Report by Joshua Newman.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2018/10/19/focus-on-cybersecurity-israel-now-a-home-to-cyber-mercenaries/

2018 Cybersecurity Focus Middle East October 2018 Focus on Cybersecurity: Israel Now a Home to Cyber Mercenaries October 19, 2018October 21, 2018 Tom McGee 0 Comments Cyber Mercenaries, cybersecurity, Israel By Joshua NewmanStaff Writer Israel is leading the world in cyber security and warfare...

"According to the United Nation’s Charter, the UN was established with four goals: to maintain international peace and s...
10/25/2018
The United Nations is Broken – The Diplomatic Envoy

"According to the United Nation’s Charter, the UN was established with four goals: to maintain international peace and security, to develop friendly relations among nations, to achieve international cooperation, and to be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations.

So, can the UN achieve these goals at all? Yes, although not as the organization stands right now." Opinion Piece by Mark Gorman.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2018/10/19/the-united-nations-is-broken/

2018 October 2018 Opinion World  The United Nations is Broken October 19, 2018October 21, 2018 Tom McGee 0 Comments UN, UN Charter, UN Goals, UNGA By Mark GormanStaff Writer According to the United Nation’s Charter, the UN was established with four goals: to maintain international peace and se...

"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) announced the Sixth Assessment Cycle, the most recent report relea...
10/24/2018
United Nations Climate Report Warns 12 Years to Control Climate Change – The Diplomatic Envoy

"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) announced the Sixth Assessment Cycle, the most recent report released as the international organization releases each section of the report in waves. These reports range from covering the impacts of global warming to the impacts of a rapidly changing climate on the ocean and cryosphere. The first special report was released in early October, covering the impacts of a rise of global temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels." Report by Judy Koren.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2018/10/15/united-nations-climate-report-warns-12-years-to-control-climate-change/

International News October 2018 World  United Nations Climate Report Warns 12 Years to Control Climate Change October 15, 2018 Judy Koren 0 Comments 2018, Climate Change, environment, Policy By: Judy Koren Staff Writer The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) announced the Sixth Asses...

"According to the GP Investigations, Pyongyang has been long excluded from global markets due to Western sanctions, so t...
10/23/2018
North Korean Hackers Linked to Banking Heist – The Diplomatic Envoy

"According to the GP Investigations, Pyongyang has been long excluded from global markets due to Western sanctions, so the regime seeks revenue from outlawed realms. While these have usually encompassed producing he**in, printing fake money, and forging name-brand ci******es, hacking is becoming increasingly more important for revenue than any other illicit activity. North Korea has created the world’s greatest bank-robbing crew that, unlike its competitors, has the assurance that it will not be charged for national law violations." Report by Luisa Chainferber.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2018/10/15/north-korean-hackers-linked-to-banking-heist/

Asia International News October 2018  North Korean Hackers Linked to Banking Heist October 15, 2018 Luisa Chainferber 0 Comments 2018, Banking, Cyber, DPRK, Hacking By Luisa Chainferber Staff Writer North Korean hackers associated with the government have been accused of heisting hundreds of mill...

This year's Nobel Peace Prizes were awarded to Denis Mukwege of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nadia Murad of the ...
10/23/2018
2018 Nobel Prize Awarded to Advocates Against Sexual Violence – The Diplomatic Envoy

This year's Nobel Peace Prizes were awarded to Denis Mukwege of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nadia Murad of the Republic of Iraq. Both are advocates against sexual violence and have used their experiences, Mukwege as a doctor and Murad as the 2016 UN Goodwill Ambassador, to bring awareness to these issues. Report by Saveria Antonacci.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2018/10/15/2018-nobel-prize-awarded-to-advocates-against-sexual-violence/

International News October 2018 World  2018 Nobel Prize Awarded to Advocates Against Sexual Violence October 15, 2018 Tom McGee 0 Comments 2018, Nobel Peace Prize, UN, Women's Rights Saveria Antonacci Staff Writer On October 5, the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winners were announced in Oslo, Norway. Th...

The International Court of Justice (#ICJ) ruled that Chile could not be forced to negotiate with Bolivia over sovereign ...
10/23/2018
Locked out of Luck: ICJ Rules in Chile’s favor – The Diplomatic Envoy

The International Court of Justice (#ICJ) ruled that Chile could not be forced to negotiate with Bolivia over sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean. While Bolivia argued that access to the port would transform their economy, Chile cited past documents between the two countries as reasoning behind their decision to not negotiate with Bolivia. Report by Mark J. Wood.
http://thediplomaticenvoy.com/2018/10/15/locked-out-of-luck-icj-rules-in-chiles-favor/

Americas International News October 2018 World  Locked out of Luck: ICJ Rules in Chile’s favor October 15, 2018 Tom McGee 0 Comments 2018, ICJ, South America By Mark J. Wood Staff Writer On October 1, 2018, the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Chile could not be f...

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