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Citing Gramsci’s theory of cultural hegemony, Eriks Varpahovskis provides historical examples of states' resistance to cultural diplomacy products. 

Director of the NATO Information and Documentation Centre in Ukraine Barbora Maronkova on how NATO skillfully combined its new headquarters with art.

Sudarshan Ramabadran of the India Foundation's Center for Soft Power on how India's relationship with the ASEAN is enhanced by its ties to Vietnam's Cham civilization.

By connecting American graduates with English-teaching opportunities in Vietnam, schoolbird facilitates cross-pollination of language, culture and community. 

Reflecting on the Lviv Security Forum, CPD Faculty Fellow Philip Seib discusses the critical importance of media literacy in combating hybrid warfare that relies on disinformation.

Seksan Anantasirikiat reflects on the 10th anniversary of the ASEAN-Korea Centre (AKC) and its people-centered approach to strengthening relations between ASEAN and South Korea.

"We cannot fully understand digital diplomacy without considering the power of emotion," writes Constance Duncombe in the latest Soft Power 30 report.

Yadira Ixchel Martínez Pantoja explains the public diplomacy impact of British High Commissioner Laura Clarke's activities in New Zealand. 

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