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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 ...

  • Between Digital Diplomacy and Diplomacy 2.0

    Between Digital Diplomacy and Diplomacy 2.0

    Several weeks ago I was asked if there was a difference between the terms digital diplomacy and diplomacy 2.0 or if they are simply synonyms. At the time, my answer was that both t ...

  • Vice News & Sports Diplomacy in North Korea

    Vice News & Sports Diplomacy in North Korea

    By: Andrew Petro (Twitter @AndrewPetro15) North Korea has been making headlines recently because of the release of The Interview. This political satire depicts two journalists and ...

  • The (Really) Big Picture of US Public Diplomacy

    The (Really) Big Picture of US Public Diplomacy

    Cross-posted at www.intermap.org By Dr. Craig Hayden (Twitter @IntermapPD) Yesterday the Public Diplomacy Council and the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Polic ...

Fact-Checking the Ukrainian Revolution

Fact-Checking the Ukrainian Revolution

As the Ukraine events are shaped into a narrative by global news outlets, it’s crucial to pay attention to sources. In 2008, while covering the Republican Convention, I bumped int ...

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American Food 2.0: Culinary Diplomacy at Expo 2015

American Food 2.0: Culinary Diplomacy at Expo 2015

The theme of the 2015 Expo is food. The U.S. needs a culinary diplomacy plan that is both inclusive and exclusive. Next year will bring Expo 2015, which is set to take place in Mi ...

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UNESCO and the U.S. at the Palestinian Impasse

UNESCO and the U.S. at the Palestinian Impasse

Can UNESCO use the boomerang pattern to break its impasse with the U.S. over admitting Palestine as a member state? In October of 2011, the UN agency for Education, Science and Cu ...

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[OPINION] Fulbright Alumni Demand the US Act on Ukraine

[OPINION] Fulbright Alumni Demand the US Act on Ukraine

It is time for the US to support the protest movement in Ukraine and target sanctions at anti-democratic officials. When awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study or conduct researc ...

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Through a Screen Darkly: America’s Image Abroad

Through a Screen Darkly: America’s Image Abroad

American pop culture pervades the globe, but do these far-flung products actually represent U.S. ideals and values? I spoke with Rosiana Silalahi, then chief editor at SCTV, one o ...

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The Fiji Airways Re-launch & the Decline of Region Branding

The Fiji Airways Re-launch & the Decline of Region Branding

The success of Air Pacific’s relaunch as Fiji Airways speaks loudly to the declining use of the Pacific as a brand. In 1971, Fiji Airways made the strategic decision to forsake th ...

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2014 Will Be a Tumultuous Year for Sports Diplomacy

2014 Will Be a Tumultuous Year for Sports Diplomacy

2014 promises two gigantic venues for sports diplomacy. Will it be a landmark year for the field, or a tragic one? The 2014 Winter Olympic games begin in a little less than a mont ...

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#Euromaidan-2013: A Civil Society Converged Online

#Euromaidan-2013: A Civil Society Converged Online

Euromaidan was the convergence of civil society demands in Kiev, and it was sparked by a single social media post. Throughout the last decade, information communication technologi ...

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Yeni Diplomasi’s Review of Digital Diplomacy in 2013

Yeni Diplomasi’s Review of Digital Diplomacy in 2013

Yeni Diplomasi, a Turkish website that covers all things digital diplomacy, released their review of 2013 last week. Gökhan Yücel and his crew compiled an impressive list of award ...

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We’ve Upgraded to Public Diplomacy 2.1, but Does It Matter?

We’ve Upgraded to Public Diplomacy 2.1, but Does It Matter?

After 5 years of public diplomacy 2.0, we have learned many valuable lessons. Yet we still don’t know if it works. The rise of Web 2.0 tools created a new, easy-to-use channel for ...

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