Border Diplomacy

Summer/Fall 2018 Issue

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About Public Diplomacy Magazine

Public Diplomacy Magazine is a student-run publication of the Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars (APDS) at the University of Southern California, with support from the USC Center on Public Diplomacy and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Its unique mission is to provide a common forum for the views of both scholars and practitioners from around the globe, in order to explore key concepts in the study and practice of public diplomacy. PD Magazine is published annually in print and on the web at

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Positioning Brisbane as a New World City

An Interview with John Aitken

101 for Amman

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The Evolution of the Post-Soviet Russian Media

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Game on? Public Diplomacy of the Olympic Bid

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Stalled U.S.-Cuba Détente and the Uncertain Future of Cuba’s National Pastime

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Coming Summer/Fall 2019

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