Monday, November 24th 2014
Dr. Robert Albro, the Council's Vice President, has co-edited a book that offers a snapshot of both the successes and challenges of the U.S. military's ongoing efforts to enhance its cultural expertise. Check out Cultural Awareness in the Military: Developments and Implications for Future Humanitarian Cooperation edited by Dr. Albro and Bill Ivey, published by Palgrave Macmillan.
We invite other Council members who have have recently published books to write in, so we can share that information with readers.Read More
Thursday, February 13th 2014
In the future, more flexibility, risk-taking and reform will be required of public diplomacy practitioners and policy makers, our panel concluded.
This was the last of three plenary sessions of the PDC's Fall Forum held November 12, 2013, at the George C. Marshall Conference Center of the U.S. Department of State. It was our "look to the future," with the mandate to imagine what lies in store for public diplomacy.Read More
Friday, March 30th 2012
Tara Sonenshine was confirmed Thursday night by the Senate, and she will probably take office officially early this week. (She can be sworn in privately by some current official and begin work, even as a more formal ceremony is planned for a few weeks hence.)Read More
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
In a little noticed development, the State Department and the Defense Department agreed to establish a joint office for managing global emergencies through activities such as stabilization, conflict prevention and building security capacity.Read More
Tuesday, November 2nd 2010
The U.S. Military spends $1.75 B/day going big because we can. We’re big on guns, battleships, and battalions but not nimble enough with our information and netwars. What’s been our philosophy? James Jones once said, “The bigger the hammer, the better the outcome.” In Iraq our strategy was “Shock and Awe” while General Powell advocated “overwhelming force.”
It’s not hammer time.Read More