Category Archives: The Former Yugoslavia

Now Available: The United States and the Challenge of Public Diplomacy

Today my latest book, The United States and the Challenge of Public Diplomacy, is available from Palgrave Macmillan.  It can be ordered from Amazon.com, the publisher, or from any book store in your neighborhood. The Challenge of Public Diplomacy is based on … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Books, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Public Diplomacy, The Former Yugoslavia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Culture Shut Down

It was hard not to feel a sense of schadenfreude watching Republicans yesterday as they wriggled in a box of their own design, desperately proposing to re-fund those “non-essential” elements of government they were so keen last month to de-fund … Continue reading

Posted in Books, The Former Yugoslavia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NATO Wins, Again

Today NATO handed off operational security responsibility for all of Afghanistan to the Afghan government, a dramatic turning point in the war that began in the days following September 11, 2001. But as a former member of the NATO International … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Politics and Political Theory, The Former Yugoslavia | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coming in October: “The United States and the Challenge of Public Diplomacy”

I’m pleased to announce that Palgrave Macmillan USA will publish my book, The United States and the Challenge of Public Diplomacy in October 2013. Based on my six years’ experience in public diplomacy at NATO and more than 15 years in … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Books, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Public Diplomacy, The Former Yugoslavia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bosnian Culture is World Culture: March 4 is Global Museum Solidarity Day

Today more than 200 museums, galleries and libraries in nearly 40  countries on five continents symbolically closed exhibits in solidarity with seven closed and threatened cultural institutions in Bosnia-Herzegovina. More than 20 galleries and universities in North America, 50 in … Continue reading

Posted in Books, The Former Yugoslavia, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Day of Solidarity with the Cultural Institutions of Bosnia-Herzegovina: March 4

Imagine if Congress refused to fund the Smithsonian Institutions — the most visited museum complex in the world — not because of “sequestration” or spending cuts but because Democrats and Republicans in Congress could not agree on whether it should … Continue reading

Posted in Books, The Former Yugoslavia | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Incompleat Public Diplomacy Reader

When it comes to public diplomacy I am aware of no condensed reading list outside those assigned to the few academic programs in this country that teach the discipline formally, and even then I don’t have access to those syllabi.  In … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Public Diplomacy, The Former Yugoslavia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment