Tagged: public diplomacy

Nice post on public diplomacy in Afghanistan

Just discovered through Facebook a magnificent blog called Public Diplomacy in Afghanistan. It’s run by Mahtab Farid, a US State Department public diplomacy officer in Kabul. Mahtab is a hugely capable diplomat and communicator, and it’s really gratifying to see how the State Department public diplomacy shop is allowing its officers to make more use of unofficial online media. “Public...

Dr Waller at Heritage panel on public diplomacy & private sector

(Institute of World Politics news release)  Professor J Michael Waller will be part of a Heritage Foundation panel on “Public Diplomacy and the Private Sector: The Power of Individual Initiative.” He joins Marc Ginsburg of Layalina Productions, Inc., David Nassar of the Alliance for Youth Movements, and Helle Dale of the Heritage Foundation. When: Thursday, April 29, from 10:00 –...

Dr Waller at Heritage panel on public diplomacy & private sector

[IWP news release] Professor J Michael Waller will be part of a Heritage Foundation panel on “Public Diplomacy and the Private Sector: The Power of Individual Initiative.” He joins Marc Ginsburg of Layalina Productions, Inc., David Nassar of the Alliance for Youth Movements, and Helle Dale of the Heritage Foundation. When: Thursday, April 29, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. To...

Strategic communication: Messaging the world with strategic psychological effect

“Strategic Communication: Messaging the World with Strategic Psychological Effect,” testimony before the Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, March 4, 2010.

Getting serious about strategic influence

The US isn’t declining as a world power because of the war on terrorism. It’s declining because it has ceased to be serious about using strategic influence. The United States has become a military Achilles but a political Lilliputian. “More troops” seems to be the universal answer to the world’s security problems. Plus weak, plaintive cries for “more public diplomacy.”...

A swell way to declare an Afghan victor

Here’s a terrific way for the United States to settle the Afghan presidential election controversy: Have the Voice of America broadcast an “exclusive interview” with the CIA director who says the US-favored candidate will win and that a vote recount won’t matter. Not! Yet that’s just what the VOA and CIA Director Leon Panetta have done. Here’s what the VOA...

The American way of propaganda: Lessons from the Founding Fathers

Public Diplomacy and Political Warfare White Paper No. 1 The Institute of World Politics by J. Michael Waller This article is the first in a series of White Papers about the transformation of American public diplomacy and strategic communication. Introduction One of the most contentious debates in the war on terrorism centers on the “hearts and minds” aspect of the...