The role of cultural diplomacy in international relations


  • Vladyslava Ivanikovych Vasyl‟ Stus Donetsk National University


Cultural diplomacy has been used as an instrument of international relations for centuries. Researchers, travelers, merchants, teachers, and artists can be viewed as the examples of "informal ambassadors" or early "cultural diplomats." Throughout the history of mankind, the processes of exchanging language, religion, ideas, art have consistently improved the relations between different peoples. Modern international relations determine the new content of cultural diplomacy. In an increasingly globalized interdependent world it is cultural diplomacy that is crucial for strengthening peace and stability.


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