America's Image Abroad: Room for Improvement
Publication Date: May 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Lisa A. Curtis
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: National security; Muslim
Coverage: United States
Recent polls show that large majorities of Muslim populations believe the U.S. seeks to undermine Islam as a religion. Defeating terrorist ideology requires that we dispel such negative perceptions and win support from moderate Muslims worldwide through deeper cultural engagement, people-to-people exchanges, targeted assistance that asserts America's "soft ower," and unified public messages that are consistent with our actions.