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A maze with the word problem by alexskopje via Canva

Public diplomacy needs to expand its vision and tools to tackle the wicked problems facing humanity and the planet.

image of globe, books and a laptop by brijith vijayan via canva

New materials demonstrate how the global landscape of American higher education affords advantages for public diplomacy.

Dome buildings in the city of Medina by Konevi via pexels.com

Saudi Arabia's soft power strategy during the Hajj promotes a liberal image but comes with a catch.

National flags by TommL via Canva

Season 2 of a podcast co-hosted by Nicholas J. Cull and Simon Anholt.

Map of Africa by omersukrugoksu via Canva

Season 2 of a podcast co-hosted by Nicholas J. Cull and Simon Anholt.

Illustration of an atom by rawpixel.com via freepik.com

Maintaining science relationships despite the conflict in Ukraine is critical, writes Olga Krasnyak of National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow).

Mexican food and tablecloth by Al Gonzalez via Canva.com

Mexican diplomat Felipe Carrera describes an initiative to encourage Italians to learn about Mexican culture through cuisine.

Soccer ball in World Cup stadium via iStock

How the 2022 U.S.-Iran soccer match compares to the 1998 competition, when hope existed for renewed diplomatic ties.

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