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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

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12 Articles on Public Diplomacy Practice

In the spirit of T.E. Lawrence I published a feature article on public diplomacy practice in the summer 2013 issue of USC’s Public Diplomacy Magazine. You can read the article online here or download the pdf version. A previous interview with PD Magazine in the … Continue reading

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Misreading International Public Opinion…Again

Public opinion is like screen resolution: the more data points you have, the more accurate your picture is likely to be. This came to mind reading Washington Post foreign affairs blogger Max Fisher’s latest post about South Korean public opinion on the … Continue reading

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Release the Polls

Has there ever been a more data-driven general election than the 2012 cycle? After the Obama campaign’s stunning win, story after story have emerged of its number-crunching ground game and an organization driven by the kind of nuanced, granular, what’s-in-your driveway statistics once reserved for Fortune … Continue reading

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The Subjective Political

While virtually everything to be said about the recent presidential election has been said, it may help rein in the unseemly round of Democratic schadenfreude to suggest it wasn’t too long ago they were in the same position as the … Continue reading

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Winning the Long Game – Public Diplomacy, Public Opinion and the U.S. Elections

Tuesday’s reelection of Barack Obama confirmed few people’s confidence in American democracy – least of which was the utter failure of $3 billion in “outsider” Super PAC money to effect the overall makeup of the federal government. But the election … Continue reading

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The Marine Corps and the Public Diplomacy of Deeds

 You may have come across a new recruiting video online for the U.S. Marine Corps, “Toward Chaos,” which is part of an ambitious integrated recruitment and promotional campaign you can see at marines.com. The Marine Corps have always had exceptional recruiting … Continue reading

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