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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. 

Image of the Indonesian flag by Jokoharismoyo via Canva

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.

Image of Nick Cull (left) and Eytan Gilboa (right), photo courtesy of Eytan Gilboa

International Studies Association's 2023 Distinguished Scholar Awards for the two PD scholars are long overdue.

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Rayan Alyusufi of Bournemouth University explores Saudi public diplomacy evolution, offering context and guidance for further study on the subject.

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India's hosting of the 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup highlights the country's sports diplomacy effort and soft power potential. 

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California has made its case as an actor of local implementation and of global influence in achieving shared goals, writes Ana Dias of the University of Minho, Portugal.

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



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