Center for Strategic Communication

Weekly Wrap-Up: “We’ve Got Your Back”

Watch the West Wing Week here. “You’ve met the mission”: President Obama spoke in Annapolis, Maryland last Friday to deliver the commencement address to the U.S. Naval Academy’s class of 2013. In his address, the President congratulated the graduates for taking their...

Office Space

Earlier this week, the AP’s Rukmini Callimachi revealed one of the memos she discovered in the sixth trashbag full of AQIM documents she collected in the aftermath of the French attack on jihadis in Timbuktu in January. The memo, dated October 2012, is from the shura...

Can Russia Export Soft Power?

Putin’s numerous publicity stunts have generated a series of memes. Is this soft power? Earlier this week I attended an event held by the Alfa Fellowship Alumni Association discussing Russian soft power. Panelists included John Brown, Jill Doherty, and Yelena Osipova....