Center for Strategic and International Studies
Sunday, January 29th 2017
In November 2016, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), along with the Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) at the University of Southern California, convened public diplomacy thought leaders currently working in and out of government to assess the successes of PD in the outgoing administration, and make recommendations for a future course.
Subhead: Building Alliances, Fighting Extremism, and Dispelling Disinformation
Authors: Katherine A. Brown, Shannon N. Green, and Jian “Jay” Wang
Source: Center for Strategic and International StudiesRead More
Tuesday, May 3rd 2016
“. . . if we do not challenge and defeat this ideology we will never eradicate the violence which is the product of it.” This was the main theme of the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, when he spoke at the launch of the Commission on Countering Violent Extremism organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on February 23, 2016. Here are some his key views, beginning with some fundamental questions:Read More
Tuesday, May 3rd 2016
“We are losing the broader ‘battle of ideas’ against a violent extremist ideology that is infecting a whole new generation of Muslim millennials and defining what it means to be Muslim in the 21st century,” said Juan C. Zarate in an April 22, 2016, interview with Bryan Price of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. Zarate was former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism from 2005 to 2009. Much of his long interview in the April 2016 issue of CTC Sentinel addressed terrorism finance, but these paragraphs focused on extremist ideologies and the work of the Countering Violent Extremism Commission of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.Read More
Tuesday, September 22nd 2015
An article, “Iraq and Syria: The Problem of Strategy,” by Anthony Cordesman discussed the U.S. strategy in Iraq. Cordesman holds the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He wrote on June 19, 2015, that the U.S. has “struggled to find ways to develop some form of meaningful strategy, measure its progress, and give that progress some degree of transparency and credibility . . . . So far, its success has been erratic at best.”Read More
Sunday, July 13th 2014
Seven decades ago, fascism was in its death throes. A quarter of a century ago, the Berlin Wall fell, setting in motion the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. In this century, however, those world-shaking events seem to be “history” as our nation faces an array of grave new challenges.
The recent death of Walter Roberts – broadcaster, diplomat, architect and builder of Public Diplomacy, educator, and co-founder of the Public Diplomacy Council – reminds us that those events are still within living memory. They shaped the future we all inhabit. The institutions of Public Diplomacy that were founded during the struggles of the twentieth century remain, ready for refocus and renewal in a turbulent new era.Read More