Today many countries use public diplomacy (PD) to work with expert community and civil society. As increasing personalization of the foreign policy can be observed all over the world, public diplomacy targeting work with foreign audiences is becoming a more popular tool, writes expert of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Dr. Anna Velikaya in an article published in International Life journal.
Due to changes of the concept and the role of culture in modern international relations, we believe that it is worth reassessing correlation of the concepts: “soft power” – public diplomacy – cultural diplomacy. Associate Professor at the Department of Theory and History of International Relations of Dr. Ksenia Tabarintseva-Romanova writes about that (the article was written for a session of the Gorchakov Fund at the conference of the Diplomatic Academy “Transformation of Foreign Affairs in the 21st Century: Challenges and Prospects”).
When speaking at workshop “Public Diplomacy in Post-Truth Society”, U.S. Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Bruce Wharton presented a report about modern media as a tool to modify information integrity. Political scientist, member of the Gorchakov Club Dr. Valeria Shatsaya shares her opinion about the report presented by Mr. Wharton.
We will start by saying that it is not necessary to quarrel with U.S. diplomats. We can agree with them, especially if they make philosophical discoveries: the truth as it is (about what is happening in our world) does exist, writes political observer of International News Agency “Russia Today” Dmitry Kosyrev.
Today, when even the U.S. academic society speaks about renewal of the cold war, it is extremely important to turn to the work of those scientists, who stood at its origins, but put much effort to end it, writes expert of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Dr. Anna Velikaya.
Head of the Committee for International Affairs of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia, member of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Konstantin Kosachev is drawing conclusions of the first round of the presidential elections in France.
This year, the Netherlands opened an electoral year in Europe. On March 15, parliamentary elections were held, where the Party for Freedom of well-know right nationalist Geert Wilders took the second place. Political scientist, expert in French Studies, Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RANEPA), Head of Department of Common History of RANEPA (2014-2016), member of the Russian History Society, member of the Russian Association of International Studies Dr. Igor Ignatchenko writes about that for an official website of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.
On Sunday, April 16, the most important referendum in the history of Turkey was held. The people had to decide in what country they wanted to live — in Turkey of Ataturk or Turkey of Erdogan, writes Associate Professor at the Department of Political Sciences of Finance University under the Government of Russia Gevorg Mirzayan for RIA Novosti.
The constitutional referendum has split the Turkish society into two parts, stated Executive Director of the Center for Oriental Studies, International Relations and Public Diplomacy Vladimir Avatkov at the press conference.
A refusal by Boris Johnson to visit Moscow on April 10 was viewed by political scientists not only as an urge by the West to present united front. Associate Professor at the Department of Political Sciences of Finance University under the Government of Russia Gevorg Mirzayan writes about that for RIA Novosti.