Information operations · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communications

Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” March 19, 2017


This is a compilation of news, articles, essays, and reports on strategic communications, Public Diplomacy, public affairs, U.S. 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 portions that bear… Continue reading Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” March 19, 2017

Information operations · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communications

Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” – 12 March 2017


Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” (#58) March 12, 2017 Seen on the Web, 1461-1520 Edited by Donald M. Bishop, Bren Chair of Strategic Communications, Marine Corps University Jeffery W. Taylor, University of Mary Washington, Assistant        TABLE OF CONTENTS Professional Topics PUBLIC DIPLOMACY SOFT POWER BROADCASTING WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT SOCIAL MEDIA ▪ INTERNET… Continue reading Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” – 12 March 2017

BBG · Information Warfare · International Broadcasting · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communications · U.S. strategic communication · VOA · Voice of America

Optimizing Governance of US International Media in Historical and International Context


Feb 10, 2017 By A. Ross Johnson The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 fundamentally restructures U.S. international “broadcasting” –   today multimedia content created by five separate networks and delivered by satellite and terrestrial television, radio, the internet, and social media to countries lacking free media.  The Act abolishes the Broadcasting Board of… Continue reading Optimizing Governance of US International Media in Historical and International Context

Information operations · Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communication

Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” – 1 March 2017


By Donald Bishop February 26, 2017 Seen on the Web 1305-1334  / This is a compilation of news, articles, essays, and reports on strategic communications, Public Diplomacy, public affairs, U.S. 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… Continue reading Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy “Seen on the Web” – 1 March 2017

Broadcasting Board of Governors · Influence · inform and influence activities · Information operations · Information Warfare · Political Warfare · Psychological Operations · Public Diplomacy

Spotlight: Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications


Dear Mr. President, Attention: the future National Security Advisor For the past eight years, the position of Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications was not filled properly and was not executed, almost not at all. As a result, the Strategic Communications community and capabilities of the United States suffered. This came at a tremendous cost… Continue reading Spotlight: Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications

Information Warfare · Public Diplomacy

The TV network at the forefront of Beijing’s foreign propaganda offensive


China has a very effective global broadcasting program in what used to be CCTV, now renamed and rebranded China Global Television Network. I’ve been to China on multiple occasions for work, stayed in some very ritzy hotels, and CCTV was the only channels I seemed to watch.  Their programming is high quality, their message broadcast in… Continue reading The TV network at the forefront of Beijing’s foreign propaganda offensive

Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Psychological Operations · Public Affairs · Public Diplomacy · Strategic Communication · Strategic Communications

3C Model – Content, Communications, Cognitive


A close friend questioned the use of the word “penetrates” in this article “Commission: Russian propaganda has deeply penetrated EU countries“.  Without the following, it was difficult to explain using an alternative, a better word. My late friend and mentor, Dr. Dan Kuehl, frequently lectured on what he called the 3-C model. I’ve asked, repeatedly, for… Continue reading 3C Model – Content, Communications, Cognitive