Public Diplomacy and Political Warfare
This course examines the history, theories, and methodologies of public diplomacy and political warfare through the 20th Century, and especially during the Cold War, with an eye toward applying lessons to the development of 21st Century public diplomacy and political warfare strategies. The course emphasizes psychological strategy, in which US policies should be calculated to achieve a desired psychological effect. The objective of the course is to help prepare the student to integrate public diplomacy and political warfare with other tools - traditional diplomacy, foreign aid, intelligence collection and covert operations, and military and economic foreign policy - and to condition the student to approach the issue with confidence.
Further course details, including the list of assigned books, are contained in the course website: publicdiplomacyonline.com.
Foreign Propaganda, Perceptions and Policy
The Art of Diplomacy
Counterintelligence in a Democratic Society
Ideas and Values in International Politics
Intelligence and Policy
Mass Media and World Politics
Information Operations and Information Warfare
Political Warfare: Past, Present and Future
Registration for this course requires the approval of the professor.
J. Michael Waller