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Foreign ministries have been actively involved in national efforts to stem the coronavirus outbreak. 

In the second post of a two-part series, Ilan Manor looks at how the concept of soft power can be re-conceptualized in the 21st century.

In the first of a two-part series, Ilan Manor argues that the concept of soft power has become banal in 21st century public diplomacy discourse.

Ilan Manor explains how Instagram's visual medium helps convey the U.S. government's key messages against Iran. 

Positive messaging of diplomacy activities negates the common belief that fear and anger travel faster online. 

As the UK moves toward Brexit, Ilan Manor outlines the country's opportunities to leverage digital skills and foster new relationships with Europe. 

The rise of digital diplomacy was thought to lessen the importance of diplomat-journalist relationships, but recent experience indicates the contrary. 

Ilan Manor details the start-and-stop nature of governments' digital diplomacy efforts.

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