Center for Strategic Communication

US Countermeasure to IS Social Media Presence

In an editorial for The Dallas Morning News, reprinted from Politico, Jacob Silverman examines one of the State Department’s most recent social media campaigns – #ThinkAgainTurnAway. Controlled by the State Department’s Center for Strategic Counterterrorism...

What We Are Reading… August 14, 2014

Do US sanctions on Russia threaten NASA’s space programme? Rebecca Morelle / BBC In July, President Obama matched the EU’s latest round of sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. Many of them target powerful people close to President Putin who are some of...

What We Are Reading… August 11, 2014

Turkey’s Erdogan begins search for new Premier Washington Post Incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan became the country’s first popularly elected president in a historic vote. A three-term prime minister who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade, Erdogan has...

What We Are Reading… July 15, 2014

Corporate America Steadily Steering Climate Solutions despite Congressional Stalemate Ken Silverstein / Forbes While science may be the motivating force behind climate activism, the movement will be likely led by major corporations that are attaching their brands and...

Islamic State Hashtag Diplomacy

In tandem with its acquisition of physical territory in the Middle East, the Islamic State terrorist organization has been choreographing a parallel insurgence on social media. As J.M. Berger wrote in The Atlantic, “The advance of an army used to be marked by war...