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  • Can the U.S. Counter ISIS on Social Media?

    Can the U.S. Counter ISIS on Social Media?

    Originally posted on author's Huffington Post blog The continued success of ISIS in using social media platforms for global recruitment has frustrated American officials. In an int ...

  • Between Digital Diplomacy and Diplomacy 2.0

    Between Digital Diplomacy and Diplomacy 2.0

    Several weeks ago I was asked if there was a difference between the terms digital diplomacy and diplomacy 2.0 or if they are simply synonyms. At the time, my answer was that both t ...

  • Vice News & Sports Diplomacy in North Korea

    Vice News & Sports Diplomacy in North Korea

    By: Andrew Petro (Twitter @AndrewPetro15) North Korea has been making headlines recently because of the release of The Interview. This political satire depicts two journalists and ...

  • The (Really) Big Picture of US Public Diplomacy

    The (Really) Big Picture of US Public Diplomacy

    Cross-posted at www.intermap.org By Dr. Craig Hayden (Twitter @IntermapPD) Yesterday the Public Diplomacy Council and the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Polic ...

What’s Black, White & Soft Power All Over?

What’s Black, White & Soft Power All Over?

Let’s just face it: panda diplomacy works. It’s the softest of soft power and China has no qualms exploiting that. Apparently China’s decision to share the adorableness that is th ...

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Bottling the Negativity: Fiji Water Brands Fiji

Bottling the Negativity: Fiji Water Brands Fiji

While Fiji Water cannot buy positive press these days, its island-nation namesake still reaps the branding rewards. It seems Fiji Water is never short of a critic. Last month’s Ne ...

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Uncool Japan

Uncool Japan

Cool Japan needs rebranding, perhaps in a way that promotes gender equality, economic stimulus and nuclear safety. I blame Douglas McGray. He penned an article for Foreign Policy ...

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Risking Soft Power for Message Control

Risking Soft Power for Message Control

China has invested in soft power considerably, but it risks it all by insisting on complete control of the message. This week, the China blogosphere was set ablaze over two high p ...

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21st Century Schoolcraft

21st Century Schoolcraft

The U.S. State Department has embraced both digital diplomacy and cross-border education in its recent EdTech push. Recently, the U.S. Department of State has increased its “engag ...

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Big Implications for Little League Diplomacy

Big Implications for Little League Diplomacy

The Little League World Series has evolved into an ideal sports diplomacy vehicle. Other sports should take notice. The Little League World Series is an international baseball tou ...

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When Nation Branding Fails, Who’s to Blame?

When Nation Branding Fails, Who’s to Blame?

When a nation branding campaign fails to gain traction, is it due to the application or the logic of the new image? In 2010, I returned to London to meet again with the nation-bra ...

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Entertainment Has Diplomatic Consequences

Entertainment Has Diplomatic Consequences

The U.S. entertainment industry is a global force, so it must present foreign cultures with diplomatic sensitivity. A recent article on Foreign Policy’s Transitions blog discussed ...

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Japan’s Brand Depends on People Not Profits

Japan’s Brand Depends on People Not Profits

With the 2020 Olympics set for Tokyo, Japan must start its re-branding campaign now. Step 1: people before profits. Public diplomacy, otherwise known as nation branding, has never ...

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Influencing Egypt from the Pitch

Influencing Egypt from the Pitch

Bob Bradley has almost led the Egyptian soccer team to a World Cup berth. Will he influence public opinion as well? American citizen and former United States Men's National Team ( ...

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