Friday, January 20th 2012
"I ain't got no respect." That was the tag line of the popular comedian of the late 20th century Rodney Dangerfield. Regrettably, the late Mr. Dangerfield's line is perfectly applicable to today's Public Diplomacy. After all, the only government entity that kept an eye on USG public diplomacy was de-funded and de-authorized in the 2012 budget.
Friday, November 4th 2011
If confirmed she will be the first member of the Public Diplomacy Council to be named to this position!
Tara Sonenshine nominated as State's new public diplomacy head
Posted By Josh Rogin Friday, November 4, 2011 - 6:24 PM
Friday, February 25th 2011
February 25, 2011
From North Africa to South Asia, much of the Islamic world writhes under the lash of ferment, protest, rebellion or revolution. Most of it is unprecedented. No one can predict how any of it will end. And the end, however it turns out, seems not even remotely in sight.
But as we contemplate this uncertainty, two countries of the region particularly catch the eye. Turkey and Indonesia share a number of characteristics:
Big, populous Muslim countries.
Bloody, tumultuous histories marked by revolution and war.
Democracies―genuine democracies, flawed but viable―achieved after long struggles with tyranny
Not afflicted (thus far) with the sorts of trouble seen elsewhere in the region