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Press Conference USA

UNDERSECRETARY OF STATE TARA SONENSHINE Host Carol Castiel and VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns interview Tara Sonenshine, the Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. In a wide-ranging interview, Sonenshine speaks about the role of public diplomacy within U.S. foreign policy and responds to a series of questions from PCUSA listeners including how the U.S. combats violent extremism in Africa, how the U.S. engages the Muslim world, and how the U.S. encourages and bolsters civil societies around the world. She also addresses how the U.S. engages with people in Iran and what the U.S. is doing to compete with China’s growing soft power, particularly in Africa.