A Plan Forward for U.S. Public Diplomacy
Publication Date: January 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Helle C. Dale
Series: Executive Memorandum
Keywords: WorldwideFreedom; diplomacy
Coverage: United States
An effective public diplomacy and strategic communication strategy must look beyond short-term needs, assign clear authorities and responsibilities, and establish sensible processes to aid research, planning, clearing, and assessment. Congress can help by reauthorizing funds for the now-defunct U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, which can provide input to keep involved agencies from just serving themselves.