Rising Soft Power in a Multipolar World

This initiative explores the practices and trends in global engagement in emerging markets of varying political persuasions, including, but not limited to, China, Mexico, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Russia, and Turkey. It seeks to provide greater understanding of the forces reshaping public diplomacy and cultural relations globally.

Related CPD Publications:
The Soft Power 30 (CPD & Portland Communications Report, 2017)
Rising Soft Powers e-book series: Current titles include China, India and Turkey
Q&A with CPD series: Current interviews include Chinese, Indian and Mexican PD leaders and scholars 
Meet the Author series: Current interviews include Brazilian, Chinese, Indian and Turkish scholars
Public Diplomacy in Saudi Arabia (CPD In Review, Fall 2016)
Related CPD Events: 
Then and Now: Russian PD Post-Cold War (Los Angeles, January 2016) 
For a sampling of CPD Blogs on the topic of soft power, click here.
Related CPD Research Projects:

Rising Soft Power

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This project will aim to increase understanding of the various dimensions of China’s unprecedented public diplomacy in Pakistan, which has gained new momentum since the commencement of Beijing’s US $62 billion investment in Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Although there is a burgeoning literature on South-South development cooperation, this scholarship has seldom considered the public diplomacy surrounding these initiatives. This project aims to address this gap by analyzing the public diplomacy channels, practices, and discourses of an emerging South-South cooperation provider in Africa: Brazil.

The global order is changing, and a new geopolitical blueprint is emerging. CPD Research Fellow Ellen Huijgh explores the public diplomacy of new emerging powers beyond the BRICS, paying particular attention to Indonesia and Turkey.

CPD is examining the Confucius Institutes in the United States as a platform for Chinese cultural diplomacy in the context of U.S.-China relations and higher-education management.