Middle East

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The Hizmet project is a private educational initiative and diplomacy instrument that has morphed from a point of pride for the Turkish government into a threat.

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

Alhurra anchors on air from Alhurra's broadcast studio by Deirdre Kline - Middle East Broadcasting Networks (U.S. government source), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16264249

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

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Türkiye’s recent humanitarian efforts reflect its public diplomacy priorities to build relationships and engage with foreign publics.

Türkiye has made gastrodiplomacy one of the most significant elements of its soft power and has been engaging in efforts to promote its cuisine with activities such as Turkish Cuisine Week.

American universities abroad can advance U.S. geopolitical interests, but must also appear disinterested to remain credible in their local contexts–a difficult needle to thread.

The 2020 Abraham Accords peace agreements became the heart of global interfaith diplomacy. This is how it happened. 

Amidst renewed political resolves, Iran and Saudi Arabia can leverage their epistemic communities to promote public diplomacy on ecological insecurities.