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Pentagon Abandons Strategic Communication? | The Public Diplomacy Council


Pentagon Abandons Strategic Communication? Author: Brian Carlson Tuesday, December 18th 2012 http://www.publicdiplomacycouncil.org/commentaries/12-18-12/pentagon-abandons-strategic-communication A couple of public diplomacy colleagues have asked me what we should think of the Pentagon memo issued earlier this month, the one that seems to say Strategic Communication is out. Over. Finished. “What did you say?” Does this mean the end of… Continue reading Pentagon Abandons Strategic Communication? | The Public Diplomacy Council

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Speech: Providing Information to Communications Denied Areas


A speech given by Ambassador Brian Carlson to the AOC Capitol Club on October 25th, 2012 at the Town Hall meeting at the Sheraton in Pentagon City, Virginia. Speech based on an to-be-published article about the United States Public Diplomacy efforts.  The article is based on the personal and professional experience of Ambassador Brian Carlson… Continue reading Speech: Providing Information to Communications Denied Areas

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The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Under Secretaries


It is seldom I see such an excellent blog post as this. Written by Ambassador Brian Carlson, he gives sage advice to the newly sworn in Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Tara Sonenshine.  I strongly recommend you read the blog referenced below. The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Under Secretaries… Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Under Secretaries