public opinion

From blogs on the public diplomacy of Catalonia and think tanks to events on city diplomacy and South Korea's soft power, here's a run-down of CPD's top content this month.

An in-depth examination of how the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (DIPLOCAT) shapes international opinion.

According to Chinese vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, the media has a crucial role to play in ensuring that people all over the world understand what Belt and Road initiative is all about. [...] The NPC official, just like the vice premier, however admitted that a lot needs to be done to get more people to understand what the concept stands for. In his opinion, the “project of the century” as is being referred to, seeks to only build a community of shared future and prosperity for all.

 

This International Peace Day a striking 84% of people in the UK, US and Germany agree that ‘human beings have the right to live in peace: free from conflict’. [...] Peacebuilding is often an invisible sub-sector of international development. There is no one definition of the term, but it is considered by the United Nations and those that work in the field as a process which goes beyond ending violence to establish the conditions for durable peace and prevent the recurrence of violence.

Soo Yeon Kim, Sophie Meunier, and Zsolt Nyiri explore possible correlations in European public opinion.

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