Media & Public Diplomacy

Al Jazeera: 25 Years of Living Dangerously

This report will examine the corporate, socio-political, and geopolitical complexities surrounding the rise of the resilient Al Jazeera news media organisation. Since its inception 25...

Media, ideology and the war in Ukraine

Western rhetoric may rightly be considered as clever propaganda to halt Russian atrocities in Ukraine, but such discourses can easily take a giant leap...

No Birds with No Stones: Israel’s Policy in the Russia-Ukraine War

This paper argues that Israel's efforts to mediate between Russia and Ukraine should not be seen as active involvement in peace-making, but rather as...

A dull campaign, indecision, and tactical voting: The underside of the first round of the French Election

Macron's bet seems to have already succeeded: establishing himself as a bulwark against the far-right, even if he played a bit of 'arsonist firefighter'...

Information warfare in Ukraine

Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui hosts Dr. Sean McFate to discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the conduct of information war. While many experts believe that Ukraine...

Worthy victims and unworthy victims

Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui hosts Professor Hatem Bazian to talk about the double standards behind the Western mainstream media portrayal of worthy victims and unworthy...

Turkish Dramas’ Impact on Tourism, Skilled Immigration and Foreign Direct Investment

The study aims to provide a novel examination of Turkish entertainment products’ potential to further public diplomacy and place branding efforts and how they...

Is Russia losing the information war in Ukraine?

Russia’s information war did not proceed according to plan, much like its military decapitation strategy. In the past two decades, the Russian state and its...

Examining the Narratives around Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

This paper discusses how the Western media has used the discourse around women's rights to justify the US invasion of Afghanistan and how that...

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