Monday , September 25 2017

Category: Middle East/N. Africa

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  • Can the U.S. Counter ISIS on Social Media?

    Can the U.S. Counter ISIS on Social Media?

    Originally posted on author's Huffington Post blog The continued success of ISIS in using social media platforms for global recruitment has frustrated American officials. In an int ...

  • [LISTEN] Public Diplomacy & Counterinsurgency

    [LISTEN] Public Diplomacy & Counterinsurgency

    New research shows that the need for winning hearts and minds during counterinsurgency missions may be overstated.   Dr. Guy Golan and Michael Ardaiolo discuss the effectivene ...

  • [LISTEN] The New Face of Global Jihad

    [LISTEN] The New Face of Global Jihad

    A brief history of the Sunni Shia Muslim conflict, and how different militant Muslim groups could affect the current political structure of the Middle-East. Massimo Ramaioli comes ...

  • Why “Tyrant” Matters

    Why “Tyrant” Matters

    By: Blake Stilwell Twitter @blakestilwell In the new FX show “Tyrant,” Gideon Raff (of “Homeland” fame) created a series set in the fictional Middle Eastern country of Abbudin. The ...

[LISTEN] Exploring the Shared Cultures of Turkey and Greece

[LISTEN] Exploring the Shared Cultures of Turkey and Greece

The new film Hello Anatolia explores the shared cultural roots of Turkey and Greece and today’s lingering division.   Dr. Guy Golan discusses the new film Hello Anatolia and ...

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[LISTEN / WATCH] Etgar Keret’s Cross-Cultural Storytelling

[LISTEN / WATCH] Etgar Keret’s Cross-Cultural Storytelling

Etgar Keret may write with an eye for Tel Aviv, but his stories connect with people of myriad cultural identities.     Dr. Guy Golan and Michael Ardaiolo discuss storyte ...

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Influencing Egypt from the Pitch

Influencing Egypt from the Pitch

Bob Bradley has almost led the Egyptian soccer team to a World Cup berth. Will he influence public opinion as well? American citizen and former United States Men's National Team ( ...

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When Terrorists Use Public Diplomacy

When Terrorists Use Public Diplomacy

Public diplomacy is not restricted to governments and NGOs. What happens when terrorists discover the power of it? On Saturday September 21, Al-Shabaab militants laid siege on a p ...

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A Mega-incentive Can End the Israeli-Arab Conflict

A Mega-incentive Can End the Israeli-Arab Conflict

The U.S. should know by now that only a multi-national, mega-incentive package will bring peace to the Middle East. Much has changed in the Middle East since Prime Minister Benjam ...

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[WATCH] The Public Diplomacy Battle over Syria

[WATCH] The Public Diplomacy Battle over Syria

It's an over-simplified, unanswerable question, but who won the public diplomacy battle over Syria: Russia or U.S.?   Our panel of experts: Matthew Wallin | American Security ...

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Putin’s Op-Ed & the New World Order

Putin’s Op-Ed & the New World Order

Putin's NYT op-ed was clearly a public diplomacy failure. But there is much more to criticize than just the author. The proverbial has hit the fan over Syria these couple of weeks ...

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The Middle East Diplomacy Delusion

The Middle East Diplomacy Delusion

Solutions to today’s unconventional conflicts are murky. Public diplomacy is not the cure-all, but it is underused. Public diplomacy under the Obama administration has evolved fro ...

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