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In a Miami Herald op-ed, CPD Board Member Markos Kounalakis explains how Beyoncé and Jay Z's artistry contrasts with China's authoritarian regime.

Master of Public Diplomacy candidate and student diplomat Wa'el Nimat discusses how Ping-Pong Diplomacy between the U.S. and China represents a non-traditional tool of diplomacy. 

Mexican Foreign Service Diplomat Felipe Carrera explains how Cirque Du Soleil's Luzia helps foster understanding of Mexican culture. 

The first installment of this 5-part series uncovers the UK's national style of science diplomacy. 

This installment of a Pacific Council on International Policy series discusses the defining features of Chinese soft power. 

Examining Chinese-Pakistani relations and the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative on China's cultural diplomacy. 

Girl Scout Kana Walsh writes why on this International Day of the Girl Child, the global community should explore ways to make humanitarian mapping tools more available to young girls. 

How museums in the UK and around the world carry soft power influence by connecting people with art and culture. 

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