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Philip Seib reflects on the U.S secretary of state's relatively short tenure, surveys the damage from his departure and offers some advice to his successor.

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Katarzyna Rybka-Iwańska highlights Finland's global reputation as a result of the country prioritizing early childhood education and wellness.

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Ilan Manor unpacks challenges facing diplomats to embrace digitalization beyond the catchphrase “digital diplomacy.”

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Sohaela Amiri discusses cities' expanding roles at the global negotiating table, from climate change, to winning hearts and minds and beyond. 

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Mark Dillen dives deep into the role of citizen journalists and the private sector in countering disinformation across the digital sphere.

Reality TV shows like "Deadliest Catch" and "Ice Road Truckers" bring more visibility to the future of this region, according to Derek Moscato.

Russia’s position as a high-burden country for tuberculosis makes its global health diplomacy efforts all the more important.

February 21, 2018

CPD Faculty Fellow Nicholas Cull examines the diverging realities of Dresden and Leipzig and the possible cause for their split.


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