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Public Diplomacy

Richard Holbrooke: Able and Insufferable

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

I should think that someone who knows something about history, like Mr. Holbrooke, should realize the quagmire we are getting ourselves into at a time of economic crisis here at home.

A Rock and Roll Jihad for the Soul of Pakistan

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Asghar

Sufi music represents spiritual kryptonite to the Taliban -- and it offers a fresh but ancient face of Islam to a West that is wary of invading hordes.

America's Next Move on Public Diplomacy

Tara Sonenshine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tara Sonenshine

The best advice we can give Ms. McHale is to take advantage of the tools and techniques in global communications and the best lessons learned in managing international conflict.

Can America Change Hearts and Minds?

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Brown

The Obama administration has finally selected an under-secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs: Judith McHale, a media and communications executive.

Clinton In Mexico Strikes Humbler Tone, And It Plays Well

McClatchy | Warren P. Strobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico -- In her years on the political stage, Hillary Clinton wasn't always seen as the most humble of national figures....

Public Diplomacy: Stop the Solemnity!

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

Bush-style public diplomacy -- an unholy mixture of propaganda, PR, branding, tactlessness, and "new initiatives" -- appears to be, thank God, history.

The Ideal Un-Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Brown

A recommendation suggesting the ideal person to fill the post of Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the State Department, comi...

Ten Reasons Why We Don't Need an Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

The dozens of reports that have appeared since 9/11 on public diplomacy have come to a similar general conclusion: the State Department's public diplomacy has failed miserably.

Why Did Obama Choose Al-Arabiya for His First Major Interview?

Shadi Hamid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shadi Hamid

Obama's remarks to al-Arabiya showed a willingness to engage, to listen, and to move toward a dialogue where Arabs are spoken to not as victims or villains, but as partners.

Al-Arabiya's Game Changing Interview with Barack Obama: A New Punctuation Point in US Foreign Policy

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama's interview has provided a new punctuation point in American foreign policy, and it is not "continuous" foreign policy at all. This is a new game and a very impressive new leader.

"Abu" Obama's Muslim Stimulus Package

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The true test of Obama's presidency will not only be the innovative statecraft of its regional diplomacy, but also his ability to mobilize a comprehensive initiative to lift the Arab world out of its economic and social poverty.

Three Quick Steps to Jump-Start America's Public Diplomacy

Jamie Metzl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Metzl

We must transform the American government's primary means of public communication from a one-way broadcast model to a two-way dialogue model.

Must-Read About Alhurra TV

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Snow

Technorati Profile Correction: The University of Missouri has received a grant to train Alhurra TV journalists. It may be for $50,000, but I'm wait...

Alhurra TV: Uncle Sam's Boondoggle

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Snow

I've been sifting through several studies of Alhurra Television that dropped like a "cascade of candor," to paraphrase David Frost's hoped for outcome...

Twilight, Britney Spears and Grand Theft Auto: The Key to Obama's Foreign Policy?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

Instead of showcasing the creativity, diversity and openness of American society, we have been arrogantly lecturing the rest of humanity about freedom and democracy.

Restore the Voice

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

The international buzz caused by President-elect Obama earlier in the month offers him an opportunity to revive what had been a valuable American resource for so many years.

Transformative Mobilization: From Obama's Campaign Techniques to Public Diplomacy

Monroe Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Monroe Price

What would it mean to harness, for global understanding, the Obama campaign's approach to "movement" thinking and its brilliant exploitation of the potential of the Internet?

What Will the World Think of Us Now?

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

Will Obama's victory signify a rise in international engagement with the world and a trust in government to competently handle foreign affairs?

Changing International Broadcasting in the Obama Era?

Monroe Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Monroe Price

The point is to reconceptualize international broadcasting for a new time in which the problems facing the world shift and the administration at home shifts its foreign policy strategy as well.

Improving US Image Abroad Top Priority for President-elect Obama

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO in guvspeak), today identified public diplomacy as one of 13 top priorities for President-elect Barack ...

Hey World, What Do You Think of US Now?

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

We may be seeing the beginnings of presidential leadership that co-inspires mutual trust instead of conspiring to undermine public will.