Katarzyna Rybka-Iwańska suggests an increasing need to recognize the value and impact of think tanks.
Amb. Tom Fletcher looks at how soft power resources can contribute to a nation's brand.
This Week in PD, we share international news on soft power, film diplomacy, digital diplomacy and more.
Ambassador Tom Fletcher discusses the results of the Soft Power 30 report.
Two giant pandas from China arrived in Indonesia on Thursday in an act of "panda diplomacy" aimed at celebrating 60 years of bilateral ties. Cai Tao and Hu Chun, both aged seven, arrived from Sichuan province and will be housed at a safari zoo in Bogor, a city near the capital Jakarta. The pandas were lent by Beijing to mark the diplomatic anniversary despite recent tensions between the nations, with a number of clashes between Chinese and Indonesian vessels in the South China Sea.
Celia Woodsmith describes her experience practicing music diplomacy in Central and South Asia.
The UAE government has launched four new strategies to achieve the goals of the UAE Centennial 2071 project to make the country the best in the world. [...] The soft power framework aims to see integrated diplomatic action that takes into account cultural components such as individual identity, heritage, social stability, political climate, culture openness and tolerance.