Category: World

Digital diplomacy: how New Zealand can better sell itself

acebook and Twitter could be useful tools in supporting a new kind of digital diplomacy to reach out to citizens, companies, global audience, and others. “New Zealand has long favoured the benefits of modest and moderate collaboration…and being sceptical of megaphone … “New Zealand has long favoured the benefits of modest and moderate collaboration…and being sceptical...

Joseph S. Nye, Jr

Joseph Samuel Nye Jr. (born January 19, 1937) is an American political scientist. He is the co-founder, along with Robert Keohane, of the international relations theory of neoliberalism, developed in their 1977 book Power and Interdependence. Together with Keohane, he developed the concepts of asymmetrical and complex interdependence. They also explored transnational relations and world politics...

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...