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Quotable: CPD Report on the Way Forward for Public Diplomacy

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.

 

Headline:     Public Diplomacy and National Security in 2017

 

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 Studies

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Donald M. Bishop is the Bren Chair of Strategic Communications at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. 

Mr. Bishop served as a Foreign Service Officer – first in the U.S. Information Agency and then in the Department of State – for 31 years.  Specializing in Public Diplomacy, political-military affairs, and East Asia, he attained the rank of Minister-Counselor in the career service.  He was President of the Public Diplomacy Council from 2013 to 2015 and is now a member of the Board of Directors.

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Quotable: Tony Blair on ideology with roots in a perversion of religion

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:

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Donald M. Bishop is the Bren Chair of Strategic Communications at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. 

Mr. Bishop served as a Foreign Service Officer – first in the U.S. Information Agency and then in the Department of State – for 31 years.  Specializing in Public Diplomacy, political-military affairs, and East Asia, he attained the rank of Minister-Counselor in the career service.  He was President of the Public Diplomacy Council from 2013 to 2015 and is now a member of the Board of Directors.

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Author: Donald M. Bishop

Quotable: Juan Zarate on the battle of ideas

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.

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Donald M. Bishop is the Bren Chair of Strategic Communications at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. 

Mr. Bishop served as a Foreign Service Officer – first in the U.S. Information Agency and then in the Department of State – for 31 years.  Specializing in Public Diplomacy, political-military affairs, and East Asia, he attained the rank of Minister-Counselor in the career service.  He was President of the Public Diplomacy Council from 2013 to 2015 and is now a member of the Board of Directors.

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Author: Donald M. Bishop

Quotable: Allyson Versprille reports on State’s “alternative approach to counter the Islamic State’s online propaganda”

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

“The State Department is pursuing an alternative approach to counter the Islamic State’s online propaganda and in turn stymie the group’s recruitment of foreign terrorist fighters, according to a senior government official,” reported Allyson Versprille.  Her article, “U.S. Proceeding with New Strategy to Counter ISIL,” which appeared in the April 2016 issue of National Defense magazine, provided details.  Here is the rest of Versprille’s report of a conference presentation by Tina Kaidanow, ambassador-at-large and coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department:

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Donald M. Bishop is the Bren Chair of Strategic Communications at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. 

Mr. Bishop served as a Foreign Service Officer – first in the U.S. Information Agency and then in the Department of State – for 31 years.  Specializing in Public Diplomacy, political-military affairs, and East Asia, he attained the rank of Minister-Counselor in the career service.  He was President of the Public Diplomacy Council from 2013 to 2015 and is now a member of the Board of Directors.

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Author: Donald M. Bishop

Quotable: Anthony Cordesman on the sixth line of effort in the U.S. strategy in Iraq

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.”

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Donald M. Bishop is the Bren Chair of Strategic Communications at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. 

Mr. Bishop served as a Foreign Service Officer – first in the U.S. Information Agency and then in the Department of State – for 31 years.  Specializing in Public Diplomacy, political-military affairs, and East Asia, he attained the rank of Minister-Counselor in the career service.  He was President of the Public Diplomacy Council from 2013 to 2015 and is now a member of the Board of Directors.

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