Olga Krasnyak explains competitive, cooperative and global governance strategies behind science diplomacy. 

A look at how well countries in Africa and Asia, as well as cities, have attracted international students and workers.

New forms of international relations, where knowledge diplomacy is a significant soft power tool, are being shaped. 

Winners of the Create & Inspire 2014 competition from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the UK travelled to Brazil last month to experience one of the most colourful cultures in the world, on a creative adventure of a lifetime.  

Young creative people and entrepreneurs in Nigeria stand the chance of winning prizes, in a series of competition recently unveiled by theideaworks, a design and strategy firm based in Delhi. Called ‘INDIAFRICA: A Shared Future’, the initiative comprises an online contest and a young visionaries segment for young entrepreneurs in India and Africa.

Among the BRICS country rankings, Matola points out that only South Africa and Russia, which improved from 49th to 48th, gained ground. Brazil slipped from 44th to 46th, India from 32nd to 35th and China from 19th to 23rd.

Powered by the Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the 'India Is' Global Video Challenge, invites the world to both share their perspectives, and vote for contestant 2-minute video shorts. 'India Is' contestants, are eligible to win and receive up to US $7500 in prizes.