February 16, 2015

Capturing the scope and scale of PD around the world through an analysis of English-language news stories from 2014.

The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy just published their congressionally-mandated 2014 Comprehensive Annual Report on U.S. Public Diplomacy and International Broadcasting Activities, which details the cost, origin and scope of these activities worldwide. This report itemizes major public diplomacy and international broadcasting activities conducted by the State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

In this aspect the US ‘smart power’ strategy in its relationship with Pakistan is very important to understand. Pakistan is arguably the litmus test to evaluate if the new US agenda is moving in right direction.

CPD Conversations in Public Diplomacy: Richard Wike on "How India Sees the U.S."

In this video, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project Richard Wike discusses the mutual perceptions between the Indian and U.S. publics. He concludes that these perceptions are generally positive and elaborates on Pakistan’s role in the relationship. 

As part of its research initiatives, CPD hosted a series of discussions with researchers and practitioners to conceptualize PD evaluation.

Since the beginning of the 21st century, China has been a rising star in the arena of public diplomacy. Its PD campaign, coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, involves fourteen separate Departments, including the United Front Work Department, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Culture, and the General Administration of Press and Publication. [1] The colossal campaign aims to brand China as a responsible, peace-loving, and culturally sophisticated nation.