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10 Most-Read CPD Blogs in 2020
Capturing the trends in public diplomacy conversations in 2020, our most read blogs this year cover topics such as the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice and the growing role of subnational actors tackling globally-shared challenges. Topics about the origins of public diplomacy, counter-disinformation tactics and the newer trends in digital diplomacy remain popular in our community. This year, the issues of U.S. global image, soft power and global engagement draw even more attention from our readers given the increasingly polarized context of domestic politics in an election year.
|Public Diplomacy in the Age of Pandemics
By: Jay Wang
CPD Director Jay Wang on a public diplomacy perspective during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
|Public Diplomacy and Soft Power? No Thanks, It's America First
By: Paul Hare
Paul Hare addresses the challenges posed by the Trump administration to American public diplomacy efforts.
|Digital Diplomacy in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic
By: Corneliu Bjola and Ilan Manor
Foreign ministries have been actively involved in national efforts to stem the coronavirus outbreak. All the while citizens are online comparing their nation’s handling of the crisis, to that of other nations.
|COVID-19 Heralds the Era of Digital Diplomacy in Africa
By: Bob Wekesa
Bob Wekesa of the African Centre for the Study of the United States argues that COVID-19 has produced an unprecedented uptick in African digital diplomacy.
|International Reputation & COVID-19: China, the U.S. and Beyond
By: Nick Cull and Mark Magnier
South China Morning Post correspondent Mark Magnier interviews CPD Faculty Fellow Nicholas J. Cull.
|Namaste and more, India shows the way during COVID-19
By: Aparna Sridhar
India's Namaste greeting follows social distancing guidelines and has been adopted by world leaders, writes Aparna M Sridhar of the Center for Soft Power.
|5 Takeaways on City Diplomacy in the COVID-19 Crisis
By: Jay Wang and Sohaela Amiri
CPD Director Jay Wang and Sohaela Amiri discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on city diplomacy from the perspective of officials at the first virtual City Diplomacy roundtable.
|How COVID-19 Makes International Affairs More Humanly Decent
By: Sohaela Amiri
CPD Research Associate Sohaela Amiri on opportunities for a Reimagined Statecraft in the Wake of COVID-19.
|A Typology of People-to-People Diplomacy
By: Kadir Jun Ayhan
Kadir Jun Ayhan defines people-to-people diplomacy and outlines a typology in which to classify these interactions.
|Geopolitical Illiteracy and Public Diplomacy
By: Vivian Walker
Individuals' knowledge about the world has national security implications that public diplomacy can address, writes U.S. ACPD Executive Director Vivian S. Walker.
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