Dean Vuletic on how authoritarian regimes have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as a way to enhance their international image.
An in-depth examination of how the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (DIPLOCAT) shapes international opinion.
A glimpse at how museums like the Canadian Museum for Human Rights can improve the image of the countries and cities where they are located.
More than five centuries after King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled Spain’s Jewish population, the still-spoken language of the exiles is to be formally honored by the country’s leading linguistic authority. The Spanish Royal Academy (RAE) has announced plans to create a Judeo-Spanish branch in Israel that will sit alongside the 23 existing academies dedicated to the Spanish languages across Latin America and in countries such as Equatorial Guinea and the Philippines.
For the last day of her state visit to the UK, which included an official farewell to The Queen and Prince Phillip at Buckingham Palace followed by a tour of the Francis Crick Institute, Letizia wore an ivory prom-style skirt by one of the UK's best-loved high street labels, Topshop. [...] Diplomatic dressing is a favored sartorial tactic of many of the world's most high-profile women, who use their style choices to pay tribute to the places and countries they visit.