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. Follow us via #TWiPD on Twitter and Facebook.

This Week in PD

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.


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?

Eastern Europe

Russia doubles down on its soft power vehicles to win the information war against the West.

This week in PD news, we saw the Chinese Government focus its efforts on cultural diplomacy.

This week's headlines highlighted media such as film, photography, and gaming as a powerful tool to reach international audiences.