Founding Political Warfare Documents of the United States

A 367-page collection of political warfare-related documents, pamphlets, essays, leaflets, declarations, speeches, laws, songs and satire by those who fought for – and against – American independence from 1763-1783. Designed specifically for the editor's Political Warfare: Past, Present and Future class and in the support of the development of psychological operations, information operations and strategic…

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The Public Diplomacy Reader

The first in the IWP course reader series, this edited volume provides a look at slices of public diplomacy: the art of communicating with foreign publics to influence international perceptions, attitudes and policies. Like any art form, the real definition of public diplomacy is subjective, and can be the source of lively and often bitter…

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Fighting the War of Ideas like a Real War

This ground-breaking monograph departs from the conventional view of public diplomacy and international communication in time of war and argues for deploying messages as weapons of attack against the terrorists and other extremists. Proposing an immediate-term strategy that requires no bureaucratic reorganization or major budgetary changes, Fighting the War of Ideas like a Real War…

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Branding as a tool against the enemy: Time to try it again

Branding – the art of conditioning an audience to associate a given product, person or idea with a desired cognitive or emotional response – can be an important part of developing messages. The U.S. attempted to “brand” itself after 9/11, but after some innovative attempts with negligible results, quietly abandoned the effort. The idea, however,…

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The importance of words in message-making

Words are powerful tools in public diplomacy and weapons in political warfare. They define the ideas that motivate human belief and behavior. Words cost nothing but can mean the difference between defeat and victory. Our adversaries use them with skill. The United States should be at least equally skillful. Proper use of the proper words…

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Wartime public diplomacy: A strategy to deliver the messages

This paper proposes a transitional strategy for wartime public diplomacy and strategic communication that the U.S. can implement quickly and without the need of bureaucratic reorganization. Traditional public diplomacy and the strategic communication concepts now under development are intended to build up the United States position abroad, solidify alliances, win over neutrals or keep them…

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Dismantling Tyranny

Dismantling Tyranny is the first significant study of how new democracies handled the legacy of the secret police of the previous totalitarian regimes. Edited by Ilan Berman of the American Foreign Policy Council and IWP Annenberg Professor J. Michael Waller, Dismantling Tyranny contains chapters that study the cases of the Czech Republic, Estonia, the former East Germany, Lithuania, Nicaragua,…

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War Footing

Professor Waller was the principal author of the chapters on political warfare and hemispheric security. “This is the book the enemy doesn’t want you to read…. We ARE in a war for our survival. War Footing is a blueprint to not just survive this threat, but vanquish it.” – Monica Crowley, MSNBC.

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