This Week in PD
Can culture always be used as a tool for positive public diplomacy?
As women circumvent strict censorship rules in Iran, the Qatari government looks to counter reports assailing the country's labor laws prior to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
As evident in Sao Paulo, London, Singapore, and New York, the diplomatic role of global cities is increasing.
Social media and new technology have spawned a new generation of digital diplomats. Meanwhile, governments try to defend against social media campaigns.
Tourism and nation branding have the potential to boost a country's soft power and convey values and culture. However, it's not always a win-win situation for governments (or tourists).
The ongoing crisis in Ukraine and uncertainty associated with the actions and 'propaganda' of Vladimir Putin and pro-Russian separatists have forced the diplomatic hands of the United States, Ukraine, Russia, and the European Union.