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How a Japanese specialty plays an important role in public diplomacy between two nations.

How the rise of self-contained social media networks is changing the path to public influence.

Joseph Braude explains the popularity of RT in Arab countries and what American media can do to counter it.

Writing from Islamabad, Rob Ashgar comments on how the new U.S. policy towards Pakistan could drive it to closer ties with China.

The UK ranked 2nd in this year's Soft Power 30, but Brexit may change that in coming years.

How Bolivia is re-branding the coca leaf in hopes of reclaiming the crop's cultural and (legal) economic potential.

Tara Ornstein writes about a new humanitarian diplomacy initiative that documents the scores of migrants who go missing each year.

CPD Research Fellow Barbora Maronkova suggests that for Ukraine to tell its own story, the country should focus on reforms.

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