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The Diplomacy Cable 10/10/2016

The Diplomacy Cable

With the invention of the telegraph cables in the 19th century, international consulates and embassies began sending shorter encrypted telegrams, using Morse Code. While the messages are now sent electronically, the moniker “cable” stuck and the term is still in use today for shorter, encrypted diplomatic messages.


U.S. Lifts Myanmar’s Economic Sanctions

After almost two decades, the US has finally lifted sanctions against Myanmar. The executive order was issued on Friday. NPR reports that President Obama made the decision due to the country’s political reforms.

Colombian Conflict Victims Receive Nobel Prize Money

Colombian President Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace prize for reaching a peace agreement with the Farc rebel group last month. President Santos has promised to donate the money to the victims of the 52-year conflict, according to BBC.

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew has claimed as many as 1,000 lives in Haiti and 21 lives in the United States. The storm has also produced record-breaking flooding in parts of North Carolina. According to the New York Times, residents of North Carolina have been forced onto rooftops.

250 Terrorists in Kashmir

According to Times of India, at least 250 terrorists are active in the Kashmir valley. Most of these terrorists belong to Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, and Hizbul Mujahideen. They are hoping to avenge the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

Post-Brexit Vote: Demand for Irish Passports

Since the UK voted to leave the European Union, the application for Irish passports has doubled. In September 2015 there were only 3,431 applications compared to this September which saw 7,518 applications. BBC reports that the year-on-year applications from Northern Ireland have also risen.

Diplomacy Fast Facts:

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Patricia Mace is a second semester graduate student at Seton Hall University. She is currently pursuing her dual master’s degrees in Diplomacy and International Relations and Strategic Communications. She received her undergraduate degrees from University of Delaware.

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