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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 ...

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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America’s One-way Asia Pivot

America’s One-way Asia Pivot

Obama declared that the US would pivot to Asia in 2010.  Public diplomacy efforts since reveal a failure to commit. On Sept 24, when US President Barack Obama gave his speech in f ...

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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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A Human Investment: Refugees for the Rust Belt

A Human Investment: Refugees for the Rust Belt

The Rust Belt is in dire need of rejuvenation. It is time for these cities to invest fully in refugee resettlement. At five minutes until 6 p.m. on a mid-September evening, a crow ...

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International Students: Soft Power Lost

International Students: Soft Power Lost

International students are not soft power givens for host countries. Many fail to integrate without proper support. There is a certain assurance that the comparative international ...

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K-pop is Destined for the Mainstream, Maybe

K-pop is Destined for the Mainstream, Maybe

South Korea is banking on K-pop being the hook that grabs the world’s interest in Korean culture. Can it crossover? The phenomenon known as K-pop has created a subculture all its ...

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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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21st Century African Narratives

21st Century African Narratives

Africa has a narrative problem. This misrepresentation can be corrected by investing in its own media institutions. When I first started studying Africa, I was pulled to the conti ...

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The Head, the Heart, and the Stomach

The Head, the Heart, and the Stomach

In the future, diplomats will need to consider the meals they serve to foreign dignitaries on the microbial level. For the past year or so, an idea has been brewing in my head. Or ...

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