US zooms in on soft power bid

Has Barack Obama's policy of "smart power" worked in trying to shift the world's perception of the US?

    Barack Obama, the US president, has tried to distance his politics from that of previous administrations with a policy called "smart power".

    It is the use of softer methods to promote democracy and coalitions - at home and abroad.

    But this has not always worked.

    Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.