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The UK ranked 2nd in this year's Soft Power 30, but Brexit may change that in coming years.

How Bolivia is re-branding the coca leaf in hopes of reclaiming the crop's cultural and (legal) economic potential.

Tara Ornstein writes about a new humanitarian diplomacy initiative that documents the scores of migrants who go missing each year.

CPD Research Fellow Barbora Maronkova suggests that for Ukraine to tell its own story, the country should focus on reforms.

Despite general consensus in Washington suggesting anti-Western sentiment in Libya, public opinion surveys have shown otherwise.

A look at how well countries in Africa and Asia, as well as cities, have attracted international students and workers.

Ilan Manor discusses the public diplomacy challenges Israel faces following President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as its capital.

Shaun Riordan discusses why adding an extra €1 million per year to the East Stratcom Unit won't be much help.

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