The term “soft power” has gained global prominence over the last two decades. A whole series of recent global events seem to show how it is hard, not soft, power that states are turning to to pursue their national interests...KEEP READING
Can Public Diplomacy Fix the Crisis in Iraq?
As Al Qaeda-inspired ISIS continues its violent march towards Baghdad, the group's social media outreach is being closely examined by government officials, journalists, and academics. Meanwhile, can the Kurds use public diplomacy to combat ISIS and gain independence from Iraq?
No One Asked These Iraqis What They Thought About US Troops Coming Back - Global Post
Social Media Battle Augments Iraq Bloodshed - CNN
Kurdistan's Public Diplomacy Imperative - CPD Blog
How ISIS Games Twitter - The Atlantic
The Crisis in Iraq, as Told by Teens on One of the Internet's Favorite Anonymous Apps - Policy Mic
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