Soft Power, Hard Issues
Publication Date: January 2005
Publisher(s): Aspen Institute
Author(s): Shanthi Kalathil
Keywords: Information and communications technologies; American public diplomacy; Communications policy; International relations
The report explores the growing importance of soft power by looking at two crucial areas of international tension, the U.S. role in the Middle East and Sino-American relations. The role of information and communications technologies in American public diplomacy in the Middle East and American's relations with China is a central theme in the reports.