Center for Strategic Communication

Brokering Power, “Soft” and “Hard”

Along the gradient of power, there’s a possible mix of “soft” and “hard” varieties.  The public diplomacy originating at the U.S. State Department is commonly associated with the “soft” power of peaceful persuasion and cultural appeal;  the foreign information efforts...

U.S. Public Diplomacy, Back to the Future

Readers of this space know there’s been a recent flurry of public activity by those who set the course of U.S. communications efforts with foreign publics.  This week’s unusual Congressional hearing on the State Department’s public diplomacy programs featured not only...