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The PDcast #7: Soft Power & Humanitarian Aid

The PDcast #7: Soft Power & Humanitarian Aid

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Can soft power politics be teased out of humanitarian aid? And our suggestion for Monocle’s Soft Power Survey 2013.

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Topic 1: Humanitarian aid as soft power / Hard power as soft power

Read more:

For Philippine relief, China beat by Ikea, Coke | AP, Christopher Bodeen

China’s Revealing Typhoon Haiyan Response | The Diplomat, Daniel Baltrusaitis

Chinese Soft Power: Another Typhoon Haiyan Victim | The Diplomat, James R. Holmes

China Increases Aid to Philippines | New York Times, Jane Perlez

How to Do Soft Power Right | The Diplomat, James R. Holmes

The Military’s Invaluable ‘Soft’ Power | Huffington Post, Jane Harman

Typhoon relief effort boosts U.S. soft power in Asia region | CNN, Peter Shadbolt

 

Topic 2: Monocle’s Soft Power Survey 2013

To watch:

Soft Power Survey 2013 | Monocle

Monocle’s Top 10:

1. Germany

2. United Kingdom

3. United States

4. France

5. Japan

6. Sweden

7. Australia

8. Switzerland

9. Canada

10. Italy

 

We then chose our preferred 11-20. What’s yours? Leave a comment with your picks, and we’ll aggregate and compile!

Michael’s 11-20:

11. South Korea

12. Brazil

13. Denmark

14. Singapore

15. Finland

16. Turkey

17. Mexico

18. Nigeria

19. Indonesia

20. China

 

Julia’s 11-20:

11. China

12. India

13. Russia

14. Brazil

15. South Korea

16. Spain

17. Turkey

18. Qatar

19. Indonesia

20. Mexico

 

Adam’s 11-20:

11. Denmark

12. Qatar

13. Norway

14. Brazil

15. United Arab Emirates

16. South Korea

17. The Netherlands

18. Austria

19. New Zealand

20. India

 

photo credit: CNN

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About Michael Ardaiolo

Michael Ardaiolo is currently a student in Syracuse University's Public Diplomacy Master's Program: M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and M.S. in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. In addition, he is a recovering record slinger, a Criterion Collection addict, an NBA obsessor, and a struggling student of the Korean language.
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