Soft Power

The Art of Diplomacy: Museums and Soft Power

Marcie M. Muscat • Nov 9 2020 • Articles

Museums are international actors, exerting influence on the system, operating in accordance with a liberal institutional framework, and demonstrating their efficacy in addressing issues of global importance.

The Irrelevance of Soft Power

Ilan Manor and Guy J. Golan • Oct 19 2020 • Articles

The 21st century will be characterized by competition among China, India and the US. The question facing every nation is what they can offer to pave the way towards new strategic alliances.

The State of China’s Soft Power in 2020

Daniele Carminati • Jul 3 2020 • Articles

China’s culture still has limited appeal, but as long as it is supported by economic assets and growth, its soft power is bound to attract.

Soft Power: Can Less be More?

Max Nurnus • Apr 15 2020 • Articles

Trump and his administration are probably a disaster for American soft power and undermine the country’s standing in the world – but is that necessarily bad?

Italy as the Kremlin’s ‘Trojan Horse’ in Europe: Some Overlooked Factors

Artem Patalakh • Apr 11 2020 • Articles

As Russian influence in Italy grows, Putin’s ‘Trojan horse’ in the EU reflects several societal trends, molding perceptions of a foreign policy appropriate for Italy.

Opinion – Estonia’s Soft Power through Technology

Alex Hardy • Feb 14 2020 • Articles

Whilst Estonian domestic politics continues to be somewhat chaotic, its expansive foreign policy continues to embrace e-Governance as a soft power tool of the future.

Review – Russia’s Public Diplomacy: Evolution and Practice

Olga Krasnyak • Oct 22 2019 • Features

This volume highlights historical approaches as well as the distinct features of Russia’s public diplomacy, such as its positioning as the guardian of traditional values.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Debt Trap or Soft Power Catalyst?

Daniele Carminati • Sep 1 2019 • Articles

A reassessment of how China wants to present itself to the world should come sooner than later, as it takes a long time to build a trustworthy reputation.

The Limits of Soft Power-Sports Diplomacy Templates in IR Research

Nikos Lekakis • Jun 23 2019 • Articles

The sports diplomacy templates fail to provide a meaningful platform for understanding the international impact of mega-sporting event campaigns on a country’s soft power

Non-State Power: The Case of Hamas

Glen Segell • Feb 18 2019 • Articles

Non-state actors that prioritize control and censorship over openness, would be deficient in soft power projection and success. So they would fall to using sharp power.

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