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CPD Faculty Fellow Najmedin Meshkati urges the U.S. and its allies to ease tensions with Iran in the context of a delicately intertwined water access system along the Persian Gulf.

India and Thailand have a special relationship based on shared history and culture, writes Sudarshan Ramabadran of the India Foundation's Center for Soft Power. 

Key public diplomacy principles can help foster mutual understanding across faiths in Australia, write Bond University's Scott Blakemore and Jane Andrews.

A failed foray into international diplomacy with Iran revealed key takeaways on public and back-channel diplomacy, recalls Franklin T. Burroughs. 

Rarely are two peoples living on different continents as intertwined by history as Poles and Israelis. 

Ian Thomas, the British Council's Head of Evaluation for the Arts and CPD Research Fellow, 2018-20, discusses the value of arts showcasing to soft power.

Ilan Manor explains how Instagram's visual medium helps convey the U.S. government's key messages against Iran. 

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, it should tap into global networks and master new leadership skills, writes VisitBritain's Timothy Jenkins. 

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