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Review – Russia’s Public Diplomacy: Evolution and Practice

Review – Russia’s Public Diplomacy: Evolution and Practice

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?

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

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

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

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

Non-State Power: The Case of Hamas

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.

The ‘Exceptional’ Chinese Soft Power: Outlier or Pioneer?

The ‘Exceptional’ Chinese Soft Power: Outlier or Pioneer?

Soft power is a term coined by Joseph Nye in the late 1980s. Soft or not, Chinese strategies are all-pervading although not necessarily sustainable in the current state.

Pushing the Boundaries of Soft Power: The Controversial Chinese Case

Pushing the Boundaries of Soft Power: The Controversial Chinese Case

When dealing with such a prominent and complex power as China, discussing and generalizing about its conduct may raise more questions than it answers.

Interview – Steve Tsang

Interview – Steve Tsang

Prof. Tsang discusses the creation of Xi Jinping Thought, changes to the CCP’s Politburo Standing Committee, and the evolution of cross-strait relations since 2016.

British Minister for the Armed Forces visits the UK Engineering Contingent supporting the UN Mission in South Sudan. 

British peacekeepers in South Sudan are continuing their support to the UNMISS mission of protecting civilians and improving stability in the country. 

Armed Forces Minister Mike Penning visited the UK Contingent at Malakal and Bentiu yesterday where almost 100 personnel are carrying out engineering tasks in support of UNMISS. The Royal Engineers are preparing for the main deployment of nearly 400 peacekeeping troops over the coming months. 

The UK Engineers are dedicated to carrying out engineering work which will improve critical logistic routes and security at Malakal and Bentiu Protection of Civilian sites. As more troops arrive, they will build a permanent field hospital at Bentiu over 1,800 UN personnel.

Brexit and the Consequences for International Peacebuilding

The UK’s departure from the EU might arguably leave not only the UK but also the EU more inward-looking and less engaged in world affairs.

Diplomacy Is the Art of Enhancing Power

Diplomacy Is the Art of Enhancing Power

Diplomacy is the art of restraining force and enhancing power, with the unintentional effect of a reduction of power.

Raj Kapoor and India’s Foremost Cinematic Soft Power Breakthrough

Raj Kapoor and India’s Foremost Cinematic Soft Power Breakthrough

Soft power has fast matured into a sine qua non of international political conduct. Awara inadvertently became soft power, facilitating Soviet trust of India.

Soft Power in the Middle East: The Invisible Skirmish

Soft Power in the Middle East: The Invisible Skirmish

Two soft power models in the Middle East are assessed. Iran’s can be another source of regional instability. Oman’s seeks stability and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

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