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Latinidades – Festival da Mulher Afro Latino Americana e Caribenha 2013, by Cultura de Red

Rap, once disdained in Cuba for its American origins, is being appropriated by the state to push a pro-party line. But the state would win more by allowing artists to work freely.

Hijabi in front of a mosque in Cairo

The billions spent in educating Saudi women will be another country’s gain.

160311-D-FW736-015, by DoD News

Trudeau emphasizes that "Canada is back" on the global stage. But how true is it?

Por la paz en Palestina, by Carlos Capote

Operating in a diplomatic limbo and internal political struggle, what is Palestine's online strategy?

Snowglobes, by Jessica

Public diplomacy still has no definitive measure of country image. The 4-D Model could change that.

T-90s by Dmitry Terekhov

What do Russians think of their country's hawkish foreign policy?

Cafe Theatre Festival, by Sebastiaan ter Burg

The Short+Sweet Theatre Festival shows what citizen diplomacy can achieve.

Edinburgh Skyline in Watercolor Background, by Paul Rommer

In the wake of the Edinburgh International Culture Summit, how can we think about cultural diplomacy?

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