Saturday, January 28th 2017
It is possible that the State Department Global Engagement Center could provide a good model for the coordination, integration, and synchronization of messaging but it will require a focus beyond counterterrorism and a home that can truly have access to senior interagency leadership rather than being buried in the bureaucracy. In whatever form, the new capability must operate with the agility of a new-media start-up.
Authors: Jim Ludes and Mark JacobsonRead More
Saturday, March 26th 2016
A previous commentary here unfortunately missed the point about kudzu.
Sorry, I mean, about the ‘‘Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016.’’ That’s the one recently unveiled by Republican Senator Rob Portman and Democratic Senator Chris Murphy. The S.2692 bill text is here.
It is worth reading the actual text of the bill, because it describes something quite different from the kudzu that famously “sucks up all the water and nutrients” needed by existing plants (or “funding and support needed by existing government organizations.)”Read More
Tuesday, June 25th 2013
What is lacking in the White House planning for the President's travel is input from the public diplomacy experts. It would not take a great deal of audience attitude analysis from the research community, or even "finger in the wind" analysis from PAOs at our embassies, to educate the White House staff on what public reaction to expect in a given country.Read More