Category: Public diplomacy

Social media shaping norms of expression in the Arab world

Of the biggest social networks, WhatsApp has 95% reach in the United Arab Emirates and 88% in Saudi Arabia. Sunday 27/05/2018 ABU DHABI – Since the “Arab spring” in 2011, social media have taken the Middle East and North Africa by storm, changing its collective and individual communication landscape. The “7th Arab Social Media Report,” put...

Public Diplomacy for the 21st Century

How to Talk with Russia Vasily Gatov Americans once knew how to effectively communicate with Russian audiences, and they in turn wanted to engage with Western voices. What went wrong, and how can we fix it? On January 1, 1986, millions of Soviet citizens turned on their TV sets to be addressed by their greatest enemy....

Joseph S. Nye, Jr

Joseph Samuel Nye Jr. (born January 19, 1937) is an American political scientist. He is the co-founder, along with Robert Keohane, of the international relations theory of neoliberalism, developed in their 1977 book Power and Interdependence. Together with Keohane, he developed the concepts of asymmetrical and complex interdependence. They also explored transnational relations and world politics...

Tramp i pad meke moći SAD

Tobožnji predsednici SAD i Severne Koreje Donald Tramp i Kim Džong Un na dan otvaranja Zimskih olimpijskih igara u Pjongčangu Dokazi su jasni. Predsednikovanje Donalda Trampa je erodiralo meku moć Amerike.   Foto/ EPA-EFE YONHAP Samo 30 odsto ljudi koji su ispitani u 134 zemlje u anketi agencije Galup su imali pozitivno mišljenje o Sjedinjenim Državama...

You can now step on board Communist leader Tito’s famous Blue Train in Belgrade

From Queen Elizabeth II to Playboy magazine, no one could resist Tito’s famous Blue Train that nowadays can be visited in Belgrade, or even rented for a trip laden with history. The coat of arms of the Socialistic Federative Republic of Yugoslavia on the side of the “The Blue Train” carriage. Image by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images Decades...

Music Diplomacy and “Despacito” effect.

Although most are happy about the increase in tourism, the video has been criticized as creating “Ghetto Tourism.” Ghetto Tourism is defined as a type of tourism where people will visit improvised or slum areas, to see how it is like on ”the other side.” Although criticized, Ghetto Tourism doesn’t really come with terrible results, and...

What diplomats can learn from journalists

As the media landscape continues to evolve, the U.S. State Department should consider adapting its public diplomacy strategy. As an international relations major at USC, I’ve learned a lot about public diplomacy, which, for the uninitiated, is when countries try to influence overseas audiences to advance their national interests. As a millennial, I look at how...