"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
African Presidents at USIP Link Democracy, Security
The elected presidents of four West African nations, appearing at USIP, called for consolidating democratic advances in their countries after what for most has been a debilitating period of conflict, dictatorship and political struggle. | Read about the USIP event with the presidents of Benin, Niger, Cote D'Ivoire and Guinea http://click.newsletters.usip.org/?qs=994cde0d6eadcbbd7851f53682e4a058f03abb0dfd7410c974c45c8c6b817192