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Image of the book The World is Our Stage: The Rhetorical Presidency and the Cold War with blue background

Prasch's book on the rhetorical presidency and the Cold War is enjoyable and fresh in its approach, writes Nick Cull.

Group of spectators taking photos at the World Expo event by César Corona

CPD's César Corona analyzed the lessons the U.S. should learn from its failure to host the Expo 2027.

Alhurra anchors on air from Alhurra's broadcast studio by Deirdre Kline - Middle East Broadcasting Networks (U.S. government source), Public Domain,

Independent research consultant, Jihad Fakhreddine, examines the overall performance of Alhurra financed by the U.S. Congress.

A man pulls the red wooden peg doll out of the crowd by Dorin Tamas via Canva

Political dissent can disrupt public diplomacy of states but it can also function as public diplomacy in its own right.

a small flower blooms on a driftwood by Cody Doevendans via Canva

We need to have better ways of analyzing and comparing coercive and nonviolent tools of statecraft while reimagining it to be more humanly decent and less violent.

A hand touching VR buttons about education by Funtap via Canva

CPD Blog contributors Jorge Marinho and Júlio Ventura discuss the situations of foreign influence, interference and espionage in higher education institutes and suggest countermeasures.

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Eranetization reinvigorates diplomacy studies concerning the European integration project and its enduring resonance in the European Southern Neighborhood. 

A photo collage of landmarks in London by Getty Images

David Ellwood of Johns Hopkins University argues the necessity for Britain to put more emphasis on soft power.



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