soft power

soft power

The UK leads the world in soft power

We reflect upon the UK’s position at the top of the Soft Power 30 index of global soft power, and look at our ongoing contributions…

Magna Carta, 800 years on

Wilton Park reflects upon the legacy of Magna Carta in an international context on its 800th anniversary. Today marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta,…

Maximising soft power assets: towards prosperity

“Soft power is not only something that countries do outwardly, but is also a way of being internally” Maximising soft power assets: towards prosperity Monday…

FCO Emerging Powers Fund: bringing diversity to Wilton Park conferences

With the help of the Emerging Powers (EP) Fund, we have drawn a huge range of speakers and participants from countries across Asia, Africa and…

Persuasion and power – reviewing soft power in the UK

A House of Lords Committee reports that the UK needs to exercise power differently to safeguard security and prosperity in the future. Maximising soft power…

2013: a year in review

  This timeline looks back at some of the major events that took place in 2013.   February On…

Wilton Park in 2014 – what does power mean in the modern world?

We start the year by considering the future of power and the challenges…

Soft power focus takes us to Brazil

Brazilian Minister for Culture, Marta Suplicy, was the keynote speaker opening the round table in Sao Paulo. Her broad ranging speech covered the diversity of…

China’s reform priorities stress ‘putting people first’

Towards prosperity: implications and opportunities of the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China (WP1196) Sunday 16 – Tuesday 18 December 2012   Adela…

Putting the power into soft power

At our recent soft power meeting participants had the opportunity to hear about cases of soft power in action. Specialist worked together to produce strategies…