“Propaganda is not a moment in the history of communication, rather it is an element in the structure of communication," notes public diplomacy's lead historian.
Palestinian-American Suzie Afridi uses stand-up comedy as a means of expression.
Paweł Surowiec unpacks the role of soft power statecraft amidst Poland's recent legislation about WWII narratives.
How several young Rwandans are using their talents to help craft a new narrative for the country.
The foreign influence campaign is part and parcel of China’s larger campaign for global power, which includes military expansion, foreign direct investment, resource hoarding, and influencing international rules and norms. But this part of China’s game plan is the most opaque and least understood. Beijing’s strategy is first to cut off critical discussion of China’s government, then to co-opt American influencers in order to promote China’s narrative.
Amb. Tom Fletcher looks at how soft power resources can contribute to a nation's brand.