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This July, join us for deep dive into PD in Asia and how Singapore is leading the charge.

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Seksan Anantasirikiat discusses the future of ASEAN through community-building, engaging youth and stakeholders, and prioritizing public diplomacy.

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A roundup of CPD Blog posts on Southeast Asia and public diplomacy.

Sudarshan Ramabadran of the India Foundation's Center for Soft Power discusses the soft power of Indian support for Ph.D. grants to ASEAN students.

After partnering with Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) in Japan last year, BAMID collaborates with Big Mountain Music Festival in Thailand this year, under New Southbound Policy, to exchange performances and campaign resources. These efforts aim to establish Taiwan as a regional pop music performing and trading center. [...] Big Mountain Music Festival, a new GMA partner, is the largest outdoor music festival in Southeast Asia, attracting 100,000 visitors a year. The event highlights local country and folk music in Thailand.

Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi will seek to strengthen Indonesia's existing strategic partnership with the United States, following heartening signs from the White House regarding its ongoing commitment in the Asia-Pacific. "Indonesia is ready to fortify its [ties] with the US through mutually beneficial cooperation," Retno said in a statement upon her arrival in Washington DC, late on Wednesday local time.

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