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The country is harnessing culture and technology to boost its global footprint
Image from article: Chairman of Abu Dhabi's Tourism and Culture Authority, Mohamad Khalifa al-Mubarak, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and French President Emmanuel Macron laugh as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. AFP
December 26, 2018
As a momentous year draws to a close, The National is running a series of articles examining the impact of the growing diplomatic strength of the UAE.
Over the next few days, we will examine the country’s growing international influence, be it through the soft power of culture and connectivity, or strengthening ties within the GCC and further around the globe.
This nation has never had a more prominent position in the world – and this series will explain how it was achieved, why it matters and what lies ahead.
The strategic relationship between the UAE and France was strengthened s..
Michele Blood, lifezette.com, March 3, 2019
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Revista Brasileira de Política InternacionalPrint version ISSN 0034-7329On-line version ISSN 1983-3121Rev. bras. polít. int. vol.62 no.1 Brasília 2019 Epub Apr 29, 2019http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0034-7329201900105 Articles
Danielly Silva Ramos Becard1 http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4471-1897Paulo Menechelli Filho2
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1402-265X1 Universidade de Brasília , Instituto de Relações Internacionais , Brasília , Brazil ([email protected])2 Universidade de Brasília , Instituto de Relações Internacionais , Brasília , Brazil ([email protected])
This article analyzes instruments of Chinese cultural diplomacy (2003-2018), such as the media, cinema, and the Confucius Institutes, as well as its potential to overcome barriers between states. China’s cultural soft power was studied in Confucius Institutes in the U.S.. The conclusion is that China increasingly used cultural diplomacy and turned it into a key instrument in its strategy for international ..