Category: World

American public diplomacy is our country’s best foreign policy tool

At a time when disinformation and fake news corrupt communication channels, delivering the truthful and authentic American message is needed now more than ever. American public diplomacy, our nation’s outreach to peoples around the world, is the prime channel for communicating this message. It is essential to this country’s national security and should be vigorously championed...

Palestinian Diplomats Get Up to Speed on Digital Communication Skills

Foreign service officials must master the art and science of digital and public diplomacy if they’re to be effective abroad, but equally if they’re on home turf dealing with media, diplomats and foreign visitors. This is doubly important for Palestinian diplomats who face tremendous odds representing a homeland under occupation in a truncated landmass and whose...

The US-Led Coalition Is Steadily Decimating ISIS’s Propaganda Operation

The US-Led Coalition Is Steadily Decimating ISIS’s Propaganda Operation

OIR is Operation Inherent Resolve, US led operations in Syria and Iraq. By DANNY LEFFLER on July 28, 2017 U.S.-executed decapitation strikes are eliminating key ISIS propaganda leaders and hacking away at the terror group’s ability to broadcast its jihadist message across the world from its dwindling holdfasts in Syria and Iraq, Operation Inherent Resolve announced… Continue reading The US-Led Coalition Is Steadily Decimating ISIS’s Propaganda Operation

Ukraine soldiers bombarded by ‘pinpoint propaganda’ texts

  KIEV, Ukraine –  Television journalist Julia Kirienko was sheltering with Ukrainian soldiers and medics two miles (three kilometers) from the front when their cellphones began buzzing over the noise of the shelling. Everyone got the same text message at the same time. “Ukrainian soldiers,” it warned, “they’ll find your bodies when the snow melts.” Text...

China’s Public Diplomacy

Click to Amazon I In China’s Public Diplomacy, author Ingrid d’Hooghe contributes to our understanding of what constitutes and shapes a country’s public diplomacy, and what factors undermine or contribute to its success. China invests heavily in policies aimed at improving its image, guarding itself against international criticism and advancing its domestic and international agenda. This...

Digitizing the EU’s Public Diplomacy in Israel

Introduction The relationship between Israel and the European Union has been strained for some time. Indeed it is enough to review op-eds published in Israeli newspapers to sense the resentment Israelis hold towards Brussels. This is, in part, a result of three EU policies. The first is the EU’s ongoing critique against Israeli settlements and a...

A Snapshot of How Foreign Ministers in the Gulf Use Twitter

Over the last decade, Internet access has seen dramatic growth in the Gulf region. The Gulf states enjoy the highest Internet penetration rates in the Middle East: Qatar (97%), Bahrain (93%), the United Arab Emirates (92%) and Kuwait (80%) have near universal access. Oman (71%) and Saudi Arabia (65%) have widespread diffusion as well. Studies increasingly...