In the second post of a two-part series, Ilan Manor looks at how the concept of soft power can be re-conceptualized in the 21st century.

In the first of a two-part series, Ilan Manor argues that the concept of soft power has become banal in 21st century public diplomacy discourse.

Author Jennifer Hubbert on the roots of soft power and her new book, China in the World: An Anthropology of Confucius Institutes, Soft Power, and Globalization. 

June 8, 2018

While domestically it defines the debate between Apple and the FBI, we should not minimize its relevance, and consequently the outcome of the court battle, on American soft power. Sinologist David Shambaugh does a side-by-side comparison between the United States and China in his book China Goes Global: The Partial Power.