The United States slips behind France and the U.K. in this year’s soft-power ranking.
Beijing's funding dozens of new rail routes as part of its global ambitions — and losing money on every one. So what's the long game?
Bad habits and stale thinking have subordinated Foggy Bottom to the Pentagon and NSC. Here’s what needs to change.
The United States’ international broadcasters work because they produce real journalism, not government spin. That could change — just in time for Trump.
Military power will win battles in Syria and Iraq, but only soft power can win the war.
The United States’ best soft-power tool is an obscure government program you’ve never heard of. Does it still have a future?