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CPD Research Fellow Ilan Manor considers forward-looking perspectives on virtual technologies and PD. 

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A recent scholarly debate at ICA 2021 covered various media interpretations of social protests and implications for PD.

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Should the practice of PD change to contend with the emergence of contemporary uncertainty? Ilan Manor and Paweł Surowiec explore.

Ilan Manor discusses key events that have guided the trajectory of digital technology use in diplomacy.

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.

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