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- Global Ties for Alabama Make the World Safer - WHNT News
- Rethinking the Place of the Chinese Student at Australian Universities - Financial Review
- Youth From Around the World Leave Their Mark at Istanbul Art Event - Daily Sabah
- Young Leaders Competed to Change the World in 5 Minutes - Education Diary
- Students from Northern Ireland Secure U.S. Business Scholarships - The Irish News
- Mountain Climbing Diplomacy - Tufts Now
- Trilateralism via Tourism: Promote People-to-People Ties - The Himalayan Times
- UK Sees Record Tourism Growth in 2017 From India - ANI
- Can China Win the World’s Hearts by Showing It’s a Good Sport? - East Asia Forum
- Media the Three Ps of Nation Branding 2 - The Guardian
- Branding of Nigeria Air - The Sun
- In Crisis After Crisis, Israel Is Losing the Public Relations War. Is It Winnable? - Los Angeles Times
- Trump-Putin Summit Brought Media Exposure Worth €3.2 Billion to Helsinki - Helsinki Times
- The Korean Cultural Center in Beijing at Forefront of Soft Power Diplomacy - The Korea Times
- UK-US: "A Special Relationship"? - CPD Blog
- Russia Names Steven Seagal as a Goodwill Ambassador to the U.S. - The Washington Examiner
- Compassion and Good Neighborliness Define Ukranian Community's Relations Within Kazakhstan - The Astana Times
- Citizen Diplomacy: Indian, Pakastani Sing Both National Anthems Together - Urdu Point
- Report: Estonia Underestimating Scope of Russian-led Information Disorder - ERR
- Narratives of Intolerance in Hungary Part 1: Closing Media, Closing Minds - CPD Blog
- The Saudis Deliver a Sobering Lesson: In Diplomacy, Words Do Matter - The Globe and the Mail
- Tips for DFAT: How to Facebook - The Interpreter (The Lowy Institute)
- Lessons from Down Under: The Soft Power Dividend of Financial Crime Technical Assistance - RUSI
- World Bank to Fund Punjab’s ‘Green Growth’ Project - Dawn
- UAE Central to Middle East Role in China’s Jinping-backed Belt and Road - Construction Week Online
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