The role of public diplomacy in statecraft; professional ethics; organizational principles; arguments for using public diplomacy

Yemen’s Civil War: An Update

Yemen’s civil war, now in its sixth year, has directly affected or cost the lives of up to an estimated 100,000 people. Once again, there’s hope for a breakthrough and settlement of at least some factional differences aimed at ending the world’s most devastating civil conflict. The challenges to U. S. public diplomacy are complex.…

Lebanon Explosion: International Community’s Response

Lebanon’s death toll after a disastrous explosion in Beirut’s port area August 4 has killed nearly 200,000  people. That’s in a population of just over five million. The Associated Press reported that the government resigned and remaining officials have imposed a two-week-long lockdown throughout the tiny East Mediterranean country. The explosion occurred when 2,750 tons…