Information operations · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communications

Definitions for IO and IW, a common sense approach


I read an interesting article this morning, one of the authors even has experience with Army IO.  He and his partner tried to make the case that Turkey had waged an Information Operation to expose the Kashoggi assassination by Saudi Arabia. Khashoggi Case- Analysis of an Information Operation – Security Studies Group. When I read the… Continue reading Definitions for IO and IW, a common sense approach

Information operations · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Russia · Strategic Communications

File Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#99)


Precepts This is a compilation of news, articles, essays, and reports on strategic communications, Public Diplomacy, public affairs, U.S. and foreign government international broadcasting, and information operations.  The editorial intent is to: share with busy practitioners the academic and policy ferment in Public Diplomacy and related fields from long speeches, testimonies, and articles, flag the… Continue reading File Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#99)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Public Diplomacy

John Brown’s Public Diplomacy Press and Blog Review


  Public Diplomacy and Propaganda: Their Differences (2008) [Blast from a soon-to-be-disappearing past] [Found on the Web:] Public Diplomacy and Foreign Policy Tailored Review of the Marshall Aid Commemorative Commission:Written statement – HLWS1029 Public Diplomacy and Propaganda: Their Differences (2008) [Blast from a soon-to-be-disappearing past] Posted: 05 Nov 2018 02:51 PM PST unc.edu This page is… Continue reading John Brown’s Public Diplomacy Press and Blog Review

Information operations · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communications

John Brown’s Public Diplomacy Press and Blog Review


History and Future of Public Diplomacy Focus of November 5 Lunch Forum Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Lois Roth Endowment Awards for Excellence in Cultural Diplomacy RFE/RL calls to end impunity for crimes against journalists History and Future of Public Diplomacy Focus of November 5 Lunch Forum Posted: 04 Nov 2018 01:40 PM PST via… Continue reading John Brown’s Public Diplomacy Press and Blog Review

Information operations · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communications

File Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#98)


File Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#98) Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 8:26 PM Files Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#98) October 28, 2018, Seen on the Web 4706-4791 . . . the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance requires only that… Continue reading File Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#98)

Information operations · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Russia · Strategic Communications · Ukraine · United States

File Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#97)


Arabs need to read in their own language so they can understand and discuss the various aspects and complications of democracy in the United States and the West. If an Egyptian reads an article exposing the actual cost of a construction project in Washington, then he or she would be able to better understand the… Continue reading File Notes on Information, Communication, and Public Diplomacy (#97)

CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communications

Band-Aid Fix At State Not Addressing Overall SC And PD Concept, Strategy


The article in Foreign Policy, “State Department Considering Public Diplomacy Overhaul”, neglected to mention one critical facet of the State Department, both the bureaus that have been directed to possibly merge are within the office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.   Furthermore, the position of Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs has… Continue reading Band-Aid Fix At State Not Addressing Overall SC And PD Concept, Strategy