France has experienced a meteoric rise to become a world leader in soft power—topping the 2017 Soft Power 30 ranking. As defined by Joseph Nye, soft power is the ability of a country to influence the actions of others...KEEP READING
Ambassador Tom Fletcher Speaks About Soft Power
In an interview following the launch of the Soft Power 30 report, Portland Communications asked Ambassador Tom Fletcher what the keys to soft power were, how countries can improve their score, and how they can build up trust.
Fletcher said he believes over the next 30 years, new countries will begin to appear. "Look at the Gulf," he says, "where you've got countries like the UAE, like Qatar, who are really pushing on a soft power agenda. UAE's now got a soft power council, ministers for tolerance and youth and happiness and the future."
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