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Cross-Cultural Communication

Shared Studios Breaking Down Borders

Bridging cultures and understanding people from different nations is an arduous task. There are so many avenues and mediums to learn about different cultures ranging from books to movies, lectures, songs, poetry, blogs, social media and the like. But imagine something different, something more real and interactive.

Cultural Readiness in the Special Forces

SEALs and Rangers specialize in “direct action” and “special reconnaissance.” Meanwhile, Special Forces is focused on “foreign internal defense” and “unconventional warfare.”  That means preventing or assisting an insurgency. So, plain and simple, SF guys need a lot of people skills.

Understanding Asia: US Companies In Action

What makes companies succeed and fail in Asian countries? This article looks at numerology and its importance in both Asian cultures and markets.

Storytelling affects human biology, beliefs, behavior

Read any good books lately? How about a compelling TV drama or movie? We all like a good story, and good stories can affect us in significant ways.

As a result, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been researching how storytelling affects you, me and other people around the world.

Army Forces Break Bread With Turkish Counterparts in Cross Cultural Luncheon

Recently, twenty-five female soldiers, NCO's, and Officers of the 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery dubbed "The Fighting Deuce" attended an international Women's Day luncheon with female soldiers of the Turkish 5th Armor Brigade in Gaziantep, Turkey.

Rapport and Local Languages

Guest-blogger Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein writes about the struggles in building rapport across different cultures.

Negotiations Smart Card

This card is designed to help you understand the negotiation process and is divided to reflect the three negotiation phases. The card contains links to tools to assist you in negotiating more effectively such as the Negotiation Style Assessment and the Negotiation Planning Sheet.

Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year: CULTURE

Merriam-Webster chooses "culture" as its word of the year in 2014.

25 Cultural Faux Pas You Don't Want to Commit While Traveling

Check out this video about 25 cultural faux-pas you don't want to commit while traveling.

Face of Defense: Marines & Japanese Students Share Culture

U.S. Marines participating in exercise Forest Light 15-1 visited with high school students here Dec. 5.