Lusine Vasilyan “Radiolur” On September 6, 2008 an unprecedented event took place in the history of Armenia and Turkey – Turkish President Abdullah Gul arrived in Armenia. This very visit was a startup point for the “football diplomacy” process. Six years have passed and the Armenian-Turkish relations are at quite another point now and
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[From pdf: JB – full text cannot for evidently technical reasons be copied/transmitted; pls refer to the original document via the Internet for full text] The American Institute in Taiwan Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Section is pleased to invite candidates to apply for one of the Summer. 2019 Study of the U.S. Institute programs below …
While much attention has been paid in the international media to the abilities of the Kremlin to influence foreign elections, relatively little is known about why and how everyday citizens resonate to these attempts in post-communist countries of Central-Eastern Europe. Political Capital, therefore, explored the vulnerability and resilience to Russian hostile influence by focusing on the horizontal, online “grassroots” communication between citizens. Our research revealed not only the basic societal drivers behind these influence operations but how these came into play during the 2019 European elections campaign in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.International polling, such as Pew’s 2018 research, has been proving the failure of Russian “soft power” since ..
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- 25th October 2019
France Regains #1 Spot: The 2019 Soft Power 30
Oct 24, 2019
France tops the rankings of the newly released 2019 Soft Power 30 index and report, released jointly by strategic communications consultancy Portland Communications, Facebook and CPD.
“France reclaims its top spot after a mixed year for the French government,” reads the report. “[Macron] doubtless been strengthened by an economy growing at a faster clip than most large, developed countries.”
The Soft Power 30 methodology considers the following factors when ranking a country's soft power strength: enterprise, culture, digital, government, engagement and education. The release is accompanied by a report that includes dozens of essays by leading experts in soft power, nation branding, global communications and beyond.
Now analyzing countries' performance during 2018, the index has seen the U.S. dropping annually in the rankings since the 2015 analysis, when the U.S. placed first. Here's a glance at the top..
By Sean Coughlan
BBC News education and family correspondent28 November 2018Share
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The number of new international students enrolling at United States universities and colleges went down by almost 7% last year, according to official data published this month.It's the second year in a row that the number of new international enrolments in the US has declined, denting a market worth £42bn (£33bn) to the US economy last year.Prof Simon Marginson, of Oxford University, an expert on trends in international students, says there is “little doubt” this downturn is related to the Trump administration.He says it's a combination of the anti-immigration messages putting off applicants and the tightening of the student visa system.'Political environment'The International Institute of Education, which gathers the annual data, asked potential recruits about reasons for not studying in the US, and found a mix of politics, practicalities and cost. ..