Thursday, February 13th 2014
In the future, more flexibility, risk-taking and reform will be required of public diplomacy practitioners and policy makers, our panel concluded.
This was the last of three plenary sessions of the PDC's Fall Forum held November 12, 2013, at the George C. Marshall Conference Center of the U.S. Department of State. It was our "look to the future," with the mandate to imagine what lies in store for public diplomacy.
Friday, March 30th 2012
Tara Sonenshine was confirmed Thursday night by the Senate, and she will probably take office officially early this week. (She can be sworn in privately by some current official and begin work, even as a more formal ceremony is planned for a few weeks hence.)
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
In a little noticed development, the State Department and the Defense Department agreed to establish a joint office for managing global emergencies through activities such as stabilization, conflict prevention and building security capacity.
Tuesday, November 2nd 2010
The U.S. Military spends $1.75 B/day going big because we can. We’re big on guns, battleships, and battalions but not nimble enough with our information and netwars. What’s been our philosophy? James Jones once said, “The bigger the hammer, the better the outcome.” In Iraq our strategy was “Shock and Awe” while General Powell advocated “overwhelming force.”
It’s not hammer time.