Center for Strategic Communication

That Wacky Mahathir!

File away another patently offensive remark by former Malaysian Prime Minister (1981-2003) Mahathir bin Mohamad, who once again spewed anti-semitic and anti-Western conspiratorial claptrap. In Beirut last week for the 7th annual Conference for Al Quds, an organization...

The Dutch Dilemma

by R. Bennett Furlow Geert Wilders is a Dutch parliamentarian and head of the Party for Freedom (PVV).  He is also a very clear opponent of Islam.  Most critics of Islam are very careful to say that they oppose “radical Islam” or “Islamism” or...

Just Google “China”

The other day The Wall Street Journal ran a good summary of China’s conflict with Google.  It looks like we’re in for another international war of words but, this time, it won’t be a classic Cold War confrontation over political-military issues, but rather a war of...

Plouffe, He’s Back

The Obama Administration is back to practicing public diplomacy — with the American public.  Stung by the loss in last week’s election in Massachusetts, the White House is bringing back public outreach specialist David Plouffe, the mild-mannered star of the Obama...