A new British Council report, 'Influence and Attraction: Culture and the Race for Soft Power in the 21st Century', discusses global trends in cultural relations and soft power. Anne Bostanci explains.
Lucas Stewart is an English teacher at the British Council Burma. He writes about the British Council's support of the Irrawaddy Literary Festival, the first international literary festival in Burma, and how Burmese writers are embracing freedom of expression.
Paul Smith, who is director of the British Council USA, writes about his first impressions of the United States on the day of the presidential election.
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