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Adjunct Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute Bradley McConachie describes an expanded role of journalists in the era of COVID-19 and its effects.

South China Morning Post correspondent Mark Magnier interviews CPD Faculty Fellow Nicholas J. Cull

CPD Faculty Fellow Jan Melissen offers three recommendations to diplomats needing to reach citizens during a crisis.

Phillip Arceneaux & Lindsey M. Bier apply the business concept of "underdog expectations" to Vietnam's growing soft power during COVID-19.

Cultural Vistas' Courtney Nelson advocates for this effective form of PD.

Olga Krasnyak provides historical context for Russia's recent delivery of medical supplies to the U.S. 

CPD Director Jay Wang & CPD Research Associate Sohaela Amiri on the recent convening of U.S. city leaders on the front line of international cooperation.

Shay Attias, founding head of the Public Diplomacy Department in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, comments on the soft power implications of the current pandemic. 

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