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Issue Brief - Corporate Foreign Policy and Social Responsibility

This issue brief documents several recent case studies of international corporate foreign policy decisions that can largely be seen as acts of corporate social responsibility, including corporate decisions about the Jamal Khashoggi murder, Israeli West Bank settlements, and Bangladeshi garment factories.Read more...

Aiming Towards Africa: An Assessment of Competing Public Diplomacy Strategies

Africa continues to be a priority for U.S. foreign relations – not only because of the security climate, but also because of the growth on the continent. The U.S. has been making progress in increasing its engagement with Africa, but it is not the only major power to do so. Russia and China have also, as of late, been increasingly proactive in their relations with Africa. This series will explore and compare the public diplomacy strategies of China, Russia, and the U.S., assessing who is doing what well, and what we might be able to learn from Chinese and Russian strategies.Read more...

The Persisting Threat of the Virtual Caliphate

ISIS’s physical presence has been significantly reduced, with its territorial control vastly diminished – however, despite these losses, it continues to operate a successful presence online. It is easy to dismiss the significance of a persisting virtual caliphate, but countering their digital engagement continues to be imperative.Read more...

Nation Branding in an Age of Tariffs

The damage caused by the recent wake of tariffs that the U.S. has imposed on its allies is putting America’s image in jeopardy, and contributing to an overall longer-term trend of declining image worldwide (in the most recent Anholt-GfK nation brand study, America’s rank dropped from 1st to 6th place). As such, the U.S. needs to carefully consider its nation branding strategy in order to prevent long-term damage to its diplomatic and trade relationsRead more...

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