Sunday, November 27th 2016
“Misunderstanding what makes our enemies tick is old hat in Washington.”
Headline: Why Vladimir Putin Hates Us
Subhead: Western inability to grasp what motivates our enemies is nothing newRead More
Sunday, September 25th 2016
“This article is an introduction to three of the most important enemies we face today and who we will also face in the future, and how these actors use IW and unconventional warfare (UW) against our interests: the Islamic State, China, and Russia."
Sunday, December 20th 2015
There’s an abundant historical literature on Public Diplomacy, and a July 24, 2015, report published by the Legatum Institute, “Counter Propaganda: Cases from US Public Diplomacy and Beyond,” provides a crisp historical review. The author is Professor Nicholas Cull of the University of Southern California, well known as the author of the magisterial The Cold War and the United States Information Agency 1945-1989 (Cambridge University Press, 2008). For Public Diplomacy, propaganda, and counter-propaganda, the report includes principles, case studies, historical lessons learned, and recommendations in only 12 pages of text.
Professor Cull’s review of propaganda through the 1930s is full of cautionary examples, well explains the word’s negative associations, and summarizes the post-World War I debate to define what is licit and illicit. The compact section on World War II and the longer portion on the Cold War are full of instructive examples – too many forgotten – that still echo in America’s approach to Public Diplomacy.Read More
Saturday, November 14th 2015
Thomas Joscelyn, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, reviewed recent media appearances by Ayman al Zawahiri in an August 19, 2015 article, “Ayman al Zawahiri discusses the importance of jihadist media,” in the Long War Journal.Read More
Friday, November 29th 2013
The Forum's first panel addressed Public Diplomacy past; the third panel discussed Public Diplomacy's future. This panel focused on Public Diplomacy present -- looking at the field since the shock of 9/11.Read More