According to Markos Kounalakis, without a defined foreign policy, the United States' influence in Africa is likely to decline.
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.
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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.