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USA flag on television

Emily T. Metzgar says the hype around recent changes to U.S. international broadcasting is "misleading and overblown." 

Donald Trump, by Gage Skidmore

What can public diplomacy learn from Trump's playbook?

Israel Flag Omagh, by Kenneth Allen

As evidenced by the Masot case, the distinctions between acceptable and non-acceptable diplomatic practices are blurring.

Medvedev, by En.Kremlin.ru

As digital communications become more emotionally-charged, digital emotional intelligence is crucial.

Peace Love Unity

Omari Faulkner on harnessing the power of diplomacy to unite a divided America.

The President-elect's communication skills leave something to be desired, says Mark Dillen.

Fair Weather

Alexander Buhmann on the state of public diplomacy evaluation.

December 21, 2016
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Kim Andrew Elliott was around for the founding of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Here, he muses on its demise and why it matters.

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