narrative

Palestinian-American Suzie Afridi uses stand-up comedy as a means of expression.

Paweł Surowiec unpacks the role of soft power statecraft amidst Poland's recent legislation about WWII narratives.

February 1, 2018

How several young Rwandans are using their talents to help craft a new narrative for the country.

The foreign influence campaign is part and parcel of China’s larger campaign for global power, which includes military expansion, foreign direct investment, resource hoarding, and influencing international rules and norms. But this part of China’s game plan is the most opaque and least understood. Beijing’s strategy is first to cut off critical discussion of China’s government, then to co-opt American influencers in order to promote China’s narrative.

Amb. Tom Fletcher looks at how soft power resources can contribute to a nation's brand.

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Olga Krasnyak discusses how disputes over historical memory in Russia and the Baltic States have played out on social media.

Bosnia Cello, by Mikhail Evstafiev
March 21, 2017

A new book looks at TV and film adaptations of the 1992-1995 Bosnian War.

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