Civilians are the first line of defense for America's interests abroad. Diplomats and private citizens play vital roles in advancing U.S. policies and building relationships with foreign counterparts. Public diplomacy has declined in recent years, and the Council advocates specific steps to improve information, educational exchange and international broadcasting.

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