Introducing our Summer 2014 Issue: The Power of Non-State Actors

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Summer 2014- The Power of Non-State Actors

In recent decades, the emergence of the Internet and Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) has revolutionized the possibilities within the international political landscape. With expanded opportunities to cultivate networks over distances, Non-State Actors (NSAs) …

Operationalizing the Responsibility to Protect: The potential for transnational public diplomacy to advance effective, domestic responsibility

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By Horacio Trujillo and David Elam

Introduced just twelve years ago, the Responsibility to Protect—the principle that states and the international community have a responsibility to protect populations from crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, genocide and war crimes—has rapidly become …

Non-State Actors in Brazilian Public Diplomacy: An Interview with the USC Master of Public Diplomacy Delegation to Brazil

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In February 2014, a group of seven USC Master of Public Diplomacy students traveled to São Paulo, Brazil to conduct field research, with the intention of furthering the study and field of public diplomacy.  Through carefully planned site visits, students …