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CPD Director Jay Wang & CPD Research Associate Sohaela Amiri on the recent convening of U.S. city leaders on the front line of international cooperation.

CPD Research Associate Sohaela Amiri on opportunities for a reimagined statecraft in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recent developments in U.S.-Iran relations highlight how local diplomacy can bring together the people of Los Angeles and Tehran, writes CPD Research Associate Sohaela Amiri.

Examining the global reach of city-level tech adoption, from drones to self-driving cars.

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Sohaela Amiri discusses cities' expanding roles at the global negotiating table, from climate change, to winning hearts and minds and beyond. 

 Haft Seen at the White House- Wikimedia Commons

This year's Nowruz message packed a powerful PD punch, says Sohaela Amiri.

Highway sign 2016

PD experts forecast what's on the horizon.

Graffiti in the Vatican

Sohaela Amiri on the Pontiff's agenda and audience.