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CPD Director Jay Wang on a public diplomacy perspective during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Urban affairs expert and consultant Lorenzo Kihlgren Grandi looks at how vertical and horizontal partnerships are aiding cultural city branding. 

CPD Senior Visiting Fellow (Non-Resident) Oliver Lewis compares and contrasts the film and intelligence industries' approaches to "human intelligence."

Kadir Jun Ayhan defines people-to-people diplomacy and outlines a typology in which to classify these interactions.

Yolanda Lopez, Director of Voice of America's News Center, introduces VOA's special reporting on the history of gun violence in the United States.

Hae Won Jeong of Abu Dhabi University describes the strategies and significance of soft power in the UAE regarding the country's nation-building efforts.

 

Individuals' knowledge about the world has national security implications that public diplomacy can address, writes U.S. ACPD Executive Director Vivian S. Walker. 

In the wake of the World Anti-Doping Agency's sanctions against Russia, the nation's soft power has taken a hit with Russia losing opportunities to conduct diplomatic activities. 

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