This Week in PD is a weekly curated selection of public diplomacy-relevant news from a global cross-section of English-language media outlets, including independent, corporate-owned and state-sponsored sources. Follow us via #TWiPD on Twitter and Facebook.

This Week in PD

This week in Public Diplomacy, the use of new media and technologies dominated the global dialogue.

This week in public diplomacy, we saw Turkey focus its efforts on cultural diplomacy.

January 2, 2015

The debate over the strengths and weaknesses of Israel's public diplomacy efforts have been a point of interest for the Jewish state and its supporters around the world.


China confirmed its decision to prioritize relationships with neighbors and developing countries over those with the United States and other developed nations.

Normalization of U.S-Cuban relations was accompanied by a colorful array of PD News headlines about Pope Francis' soft power, I Love Lucy and Cuban Hip Hop.

united states

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program may find the audience most impacted is outside the United States.

public opinion

At the center of this week's public diplomacy news is the power and relevance of public opinion in today's globalized world.


Finding solutions to global development challenges is among trending topics this week in PD