Over the past few months, a competition to corner the market on new fifth generation (5G) mobile networks has erupted into a global turf war between the United States and China. Citing national security concerns, Washington has urged its allies and partners around the world to ban the use of equipment manufactured by China’s leading telecommunications company, Huawei, in their 5G infrastructure.
In response to the US government’s actions, Huawei decided to fight back with a tool straight out of the age-old diplomatic playbook: a media campaign directed at American journalists and the US public. This charm offensive could accurately be termed a “public diplomacy” initiative. As defined by diplomatic historian and University of Southern California professor Nick Cull, public diplomacy is “an international actor’s attempt to manage the international environment through engagement with a foreign public.” Huawei’..
Diplomats disciplined over political tweets Three diplomats, including Ambassador to Switzerland Yigal Caspi, have been recalled to Israel for disciplinary hearings after posting political comments criticizing the prime minister, foreign minister and official state policy on social media. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Photo credit: Yoav Ari Dudkevitch Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman instructed the foreign ministry
Emir Kusturica i njegov „No smoking orkestra“ održali su večeras u prepunoj sali u sedištu Uneska u Parizu spektakularan koncert i podigli na noge publiku, uglavnom strane diplomate iz celog sveta i članove delegacija u toj međunarodnoj organizaciji.
Oko 1.200 zvanica sa ushićenjem i ovacijama pozdravilo je Kusturicu i njegov bend, a oni su, obučeni kao meksički oficiri, briljirali na sceni Uneska.
Under the gaze of the Ayatollah, members of the delegation of higher education meet at Shiraz University — Photo by Anthony Bailey In early June 2015, a mere five weeks before the historic deal concerning Iran’s nuclear program, another significant event occurred. For the first time since the 1979 Iranian Revolution, a delegation of
Most-Read Blogs of 2018
Dec 18, 2018
What did 2018 look like for analysis and commentary about public diplomacy? Here are the CPD Blog posts that topped our audience's reading list this year:
10) Countering Disinformation: The Public Diplomacy Problem of our Time by James Pamment. How can communications professionals counteract manipulation and deception? Pamment offers two guides on counter-influence.
9) Media Framing of a Diplomatic Insult by Muhammad Ittefaq. An example of how the impact of an incident at an airport can spill over into diplomatic relations.
8) Public Diplomacy for Losers by Nicholas J. Cull. Why honesty and working with defeat is so important to public diplomacy.
7) Learning from South Korean Diplomatic Experimentation by Jan Melissen and HwaJung Kim. South Korea's unique approach to public diplomacy innovation offers valuable insight for other nations.
6) British Council on Evaluating Arts & Soft Power Programming by Ian Thomas. The Head of..