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What China and Russia don’t get about Soft Power Joseph Nye / Foreign Policy When Foreign Policy first published my essay “Soft Power” in 1990, who would have expected that someday the term would be used by the likes of Hu Jintao or Vladimir Putin? Yet Hu told the...

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Bangladesh factory building collapse kills nearly 100 Serajul Quadir and Ruma Paul / Reuters A block housing garment factories and shops collapsed in Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and injuring more than a thousand, officials said.   4 Reasons Coal...

This Week in Public Diplomacy

Reconciling Patriotism and Global Responsibility Sherry Mueller / The Public Diplomacy Council How I wish I could have had leaders from the Middle East participating in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) or other State Department international...

This Week in Public Diplomacy

This American Corner Paul Rockower / CPD Blog While recently on a cultural diplomacy adventure across Central Asia on an American Music Abroad tour—the State Department’s flagship musical exchange program that American Voices administers—with the bluegrass band Della...