According to Markos Kounalakis, without a defined foreign policy, the United States' influence in Africa is likely to decline.
An in-depth examination of how the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (DIPLOCAT) shapes international opinion.
As Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan pointed out in his essay for the 2016 Soft Power 30 report, the concept of soft power is still relatively foreign to many diplomatic services in Latin America, but this is beginning to change. Several countries in the region have started developing their capabilities to tap into, systematize, and project soft power internationally. In conducting foreign policy, public diplomacy is a key instrument for countries to assert their views and leverage soft power assets.