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CPD Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Kristin Anabel Eggeling, discusses diplomacy amid digitalization and technological change.

Citizen Diplomacy is the belief that all people have the right, even the responsibility, to engage in international relations through learning, listening, and building trusting relationships.

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Heightened public diplomacy efforts from China, Türkiye, and Russia are significantly influencing regional dynamics in the Western Balkans, Europe's "powder keg."

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In the post-truth era, public diplomacy counters online falsehoods and promotes compelling digital narratives for one's own truth.

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In retrospect, U.S. public diplomacy efforts in Pakistan have become a delicate balancing act, intricately tied to its strategic interests in the South Asian region, writes Dr. Bilal Zubair of National Defence University, Islamabad.

The prevailing narrative of PD as "winning hearts and minds" could use an update, its zero-sum game framework replaced with coexistence. 

The real story of America’s long-standing effort to promote diversity and tolerance at home serves both as a cautionary tale of struggle, and a source of inspiration. 

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The establishment of Indonesia's new mission in the Republic of Cameroon creates opportunities for public diplomacy not only in the country but also in the region.

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