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Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)

Relationship-building is key for Civil-Military Cooperation specialists in the Caribbean

Over 20 countries are participating in Exercise TRADEWINDS in the Dominican Republic. Exercises such as these are vital for strengthening partnerships between militaries and non-military organizations.

Relationship Repair with CAOCL's Dr. Lauren Mackenzie and Kristin Post

The Eagles, Globes, and Anchors podcast from the Marine Corps War College recently hosted Dr. Lauren Mackenzie and Kristin Post from CAOCL to discuss their article on relationship repair strategies.

Sick Overseas? Plan Ahead With These Tips

No one plans to get sick overseas, but it's still good to plan ahead. We’ve compiled some of the top tips to consider both before you travel abroad, and while you are in a foreign country.

Washington National Guard Engineers share knowledge, experiences with Thai counterparts

Engineers from the Washington National Guard not only conduct exercises with the Royal Thai Army, but in the process build relationships and create strong bonds.

Learning the Importance of Intercultural Exchange through UNESCO

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, "seeks to build peace through international cooperation," and does so through numerous projects in countries around the world. Their work includes efforts involving cultural preservation, disaster preparedness, and youth empowerment, among many others. One common thread through every one of their missions, however, is intercultural dialogue.

Improving the way you absorb language and culture with CultureReady Basics

Our partners at Diplomatic Language Services (DLS) discuss developing CultureReady Basics and what makes it unique from other culture and language tools.

6 Interesting Japanese Manners & Customs

Our guest blogger discusses some manners and customs to keep in mind when traveling to Japan.

African Partnership Flight Rwanda Set to Soar

U.S. Air Forces Africa and the Rwandan Defense Force recently announced the launch of the African Partnership Flight in Kigali, Rwanda, from March 4-8.

Encountering Different Beliefs: Nigeria and Witchcraft

How do you react when you travel somewhere and encounter beliefs that are different from your own? Today we look at this question through the example of the belief in witchcraft in Nigeria.

CJTF-HOA and Intergovernmental Authority on Development Kick-Start Partnership

Foreign Liaison Officers and U.S. military members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa met for the first time in a formal meeting with officials from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development on January 16 in Djibouti.