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
Sunday, June 26th 2016
In a study published in June, 2016, by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, “State Islam in the Battle Against Extremism,” Soref Fellow Sarah Feuer examined the official establishments that govern Islam in Morocco and Tunisia – and by implication, other countries. She argued that these can be important actors in confronting violent extremism. Her article reviewed (1) the Marrakesh Declaration on the Rights of Religious Minorities in Predominantly Muslim Majority Countries, (2) “State Islam,” and (3) recommendations for U.S. policymakers. Public Diplomacy would surely be engaged. Here are some wave tops:Read More
Friday, January 29th 2016
“We have to be able to talk about freedom. We have to be able to talk about these issues that I’m speaking of—freedom of religion and so forth—and give people a vision of a different society than that one that they see clashing around them,” said the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Edward Royce, at a session at the American Enterprise Institute on January 8, 2016. The topic was “National Security, the Next President, and Restoring American Leadership.” The conversation was moderated by Danielle Pletka. From the transcript, here’s a clip on U.S. international broadcasting:Read More
Tuesday, December 22nd 2015
“The United States has been at war with ISIS for more than a year, and with Islamic extremism for nearly a decade and a half. But beyond defending the homeland against terrorism, U.S. leaders have not offered a compelling answer to this vital question: What is it that America is fighting for?” This comes from Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. His essay, “What is American Fighting For?” appeared on the website of The Atlantic on December 17, 2015. “You can’t beat a surging ideology with no ideology or higher sense of purpose,” he said. Here are some of Diamond’s main points:
- America will not defeat the grave challenge it faces by retreating from its core principles. When societies fall out of touch with their most elevating, unifying beliefs, they decline into cynicism and sloth. This is how states and civilizations decay and disappear.