June 20, 2019

Today, on the 10th anniversary of Neda Agha-Soltan’s murder by an Iranian sniper in Tehran, her story remains alive, showing that governments—no matter how powerful and repressive—cannot wholly control what their own people and global publics can learn about their actions, writes Phil Seib.

June 18, 2019

Following a year of research in conjunction with the Pacific Council, the project to Strategically Protect Soft Networks offers this white paper exploring various possible policy options for better insulating local allies of the U.S. military and diplomatic community in conflict zones abroad.

June 13, 2019

At our 2019 Global Los Angeles Summit, Ambassador Nina Hachigian, LA Deputy Mayor of International Affairs, moderated the keynote discussion with Ambassador Carlos García de Alba, outgoing Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles, and Zaib Shaikh, incoming Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles.

June 12, 2019

Many remain skeptical of “dialogue” in Venezuela, but effective local leadership, backed by strong international support, can forge agreements that work, write Abraham Lowenthal and David Smilde in The New York Times.

Public Diplomacy Magazine

June 12, 2019

Instead of seeking influence with Iran by promoting cross-cultural relations, encouraging dialogue, and deftly deploying smart power, the United States has opted for a form of public demonization, which can be considered the opposite of public diplomacy, Jerrold Green, Gemma Stewart, and Justin Chapman write in USC's Public Diplomacy Magazine.

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