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
Investment and Social Media Key in Middle East PD
As women circumvent strict censorship rules in Iran, the Qatari government looks to counter reports assailing the country's labor laws prior to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Meanwhile, Twitter hires an Israeli PR firm, the Guardian separates Islam fact from fiction, and Iraq's potential new premier makes it big on Facebook.
Iranian Women Cautiously Snub Headscarf Rule Online - The Japan Times
Qatar Announces Changes to Labour Law - Al Jazeera
The Random Muslim Scare Story Generator: Separating Fact from Fiction - The Guardian (UK)
@Israel: Twitter Employs First Israeli PR Firm - Haaretz
He is Popular on Facebook, But Could He Become Iraq's New Premier? - Your Middle East
BP ‘Aims to Invest $1.5 Billion in Egypt in 2014’ - Al Arabiya
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