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Old: Strengthening U.S. Public Diplomacy Requires Organization, Coordination, and Strategy

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Publication Date: August 2005

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Stephen Johnson; Helle C. Dale; Patrick Cronin

Topic: Government (Foreign relations)

Keywords: National security

Type: Report


The Bush Administration and Congress have made progress in some areas of public diplomacy, but the United States will lag in foreign outreach unless bureaucratic structures are streamlined, better coordinated, and focused on tasks at hand. A new Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy may help, but that is clearly not enough.