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Nagasaki City View from Glover Garden, Nagasaki 2014, 日本語: グラバー園から望む長崎市街地(長崎市、2014年(平成26年)7月) by Tomio344456 via Wikimedia Commons

Small cities become globally involved often due to historical connections or a local specialization, writes Daniel Clausen of Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies.

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CPD Research Fellow Elisabeth King looks at both high-level culinary diplomacy and everyday gastrodiplomacy to foster understanding between hostile communities.

2022 protest in downtown Los Angeles by Sohaela Amiri

CPD Senior Research Specialist Sohaela Amiri argues for strengthening people-to-people ties between LA and Tehran.

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The editors of a Place Branding and Public Diplomacy special issue urge for more rigorous PD study.

Small bird house by Hellado via pixabay.com

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

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

Queen Elizabeth II and royal family return from Trooping the Colour in 2018 with Admiralty Arch in the background

The late Queen demonstrated that the strongest soft power synthesizes a culture's tradition with modernity.

Person leaping with effort by jcomp via freepik.com

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

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