This Week in PD is a weekly curated selection of public diplomacy-relevant news from a global cross-section of English-language media outlets, including independent, corporate-owned and state-sponsored sources.

This Week in PD

This week in public diplomacy, we saw Turkey focus its efforts on cultural diplomacy.

Landscape
January 2, 2015

The debate over the strengths and weaknesses of Israel's public diplomacy efforts have been a point of interest for the Jewish state and its supporters around the world.

China

China confirmed its decision to prioritize relationships with neighbors and developing countries over those with the United States and other developed nations.

Normalization of U.S-Cuban relations was accompanied by a colorful array of PD News headlines about Pope Francis' soft power, I Love Lucy and Cuban Hip Hop.

united states

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program may find the audience most impacted is outside the United States.

public opinion

At the center of this week's public diplomacy news is the power and relevance of public opinion in today's globalized world.

global

Finding solutions to global development challenges is among trending topics this week in PD

India has seen extensive economic growth and has strengthened its soft power. But is it doing enough to create a positive global image?

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