Public Diplomacy: Reinvigorating America's Strategic Communications Policy
Publication Date: March 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: National security; public diplomacy; strategic communication; U.S. Department of State
Coverage: United States
U.S. government agencies are hampered in their efforts to improve public diplomacy by a combination of poor leadership, inadequate coordination, and insufficient resources. As we seek to improve the U.S. image abroad and engage in a war of ideas with Muslim extremism, improving the relevant public diplomacy structures of the U.S. government are crucial.