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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. 

How China’s public diplomacy efforts serve its regional goals 

In the 2019 Soft Power 30 report, CPD Advisory Board Member Katherine Brown explains the importance of face-to-face exchanges to building trust.

February 20, 2020
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Increasingly more Japanese women study and work abroad, writes Korea University Ph.D. student Felicia Istad. What are the implications for public diplomacy? 

"America First" undermines the U.S.'s ability to form constructive global relationships, writes former British diplomat and Boston University Senior Lecturer Paul Hare.

February 14, 2020
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CPD Faculty Fellow Nicholas J. Cull shares a special Valentine's Day message to his colleagues in China.

The upcoming World Expo in Dubai offers an opportunity to form human-to-human connections amid the uncertainty of today's world, writes CPD Director Jay Wang. 

The BRI International Youth Forum (BRIYF) engages youth to bridge the perception gap about the Belt and Road Initiative, writes Seksan Anantasirikiat. 

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