This new article from Hernán F. Gómez Bruera, professor and postdoctoral fellow at the Public Policy Division of the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica in Mexico City, offers an assessment of Mexico's missed steps and missed opportunities to become an influential middle power nation.
The September 2015 edition of Bruce Gregory's public diplomacy reading list is now available. This list is a compilation of books, journal articles, papers and blogs on a wide variety of PD topics, and features a number of CPD scholars. Highlights in this edition include:
This article is a timely assessment of the cultural, political and sentimental factors that shape and influence the meaning and deployment of flags across history, with examples of flags used during the Arab Spring, to those seen in Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and present day Mozambique, New Zealand, and Vietnam.
This new editorial by Nicholas Cull explores the interplay of nation branding and public engagement at the "slow motion soap opera of international image making" known as the World Expo.
This article illustrates how states and state-sponsored actors are utilizing six pathways of connection to communicate and engage with foreign publics, with examples that include President Obama’s visit to Brazil, a Chinese cultural exhibition in the United States and the European Union’s Youth in Action program.
This article from Felix Heiduk, a research scholar from the Asia Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, evaluates the nature and impact of the so-called 'strategic partnerships' forged between the governments of Berlin, Beijing and New Delhi.
The article traces the history of Japan's cultural diplomacy policy to offer a critical assessment of its strengths and failings.
This article analyzes how the Mexican consular network in the United States is engaging with the local LGBT community, and offers a series of recommendations for the consular network to better “promote and protect the rights of their community members."