U.S. Public Diplomacy: The Search for a National Strategy
Publication Date: February 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Helle C. Dale
Series: Executive Memorandum
Keywords: National security; War on terrorism; public diplomacy; strategic communication
Coverage: United States
Engaging strategically in the war of ideas is crucial to U.S. national security, but U.S. public diplomacy is hampered by a lack of leadership, poor interagency coordination, and a lack of resources to engage foreign audiences. In today's rapidly expanding information universe, efforts to reach foreign audiences need to be more targeted, deliberate, and coordinated than ever before.