Politics & Terrorism
The Center for Strategic Communication (CSC) is an initiative of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. It is composed of an interdisciplinary group of scholars at ASU and partner institutions who are interested in applying knowledge of human communication to issues of countering ideological support for terrorism (CIST), diplomacy and public diplomacy, propaganda and disinformation, and public health.
Recent COMOPS Journal
An Achilles Heel for Saudi Wahhabis?
by Mark Woodward* On September first the British on-line paper The Independent reported on alleged plans by the Saudi Arabian government to demolish the Prophet Muhammad’s tomb and move his body to an unmarked grave. The Prophet’s tomb is located in the mosque he...
Diplomacy’s Public Dimension: Books, Articles, Websites #72
by Bruce Gregory* Roxanne Cabral, Peter Engelke, Katherine Brown, and Anne Terman Wedner, “Diplomacy for a Diffuse World,” Issue Brief, Atlantic Council, September 2014. Cabral (US Department of State and former Atlantic Council senior fellow), Engelke...
De-Romanticizing the Islamic State’s Vision of the Caliphate
CSC has released a new white paper entitled De-Romanticizing the Islamic State’s Vision of the Caliphate. The Executive Summary is below, and you can download the full PDF here. Executive Summary Calls for restoration of the Caliphate are a regular feature of...