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Recent polls indicate that America faces deep hostility in the Arab world. After faltering in attempts to recast its image, America should now focus on soft power and public diplomacy to reverse this antagonism.Read More from Hearts, Minds and the War on Terror ›
In the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union — one of the great sea-changes of modern history — we have heard many theories explaining how this earth-shaking event came about.I propose to share with you my own theory, having been a participant in the American side of the conflict at a time of…Read More from Emboldening Domestic Resistance to Communism ›
The most authoritative report yet published about President Reagan’s strategy to accelerate the demise of the Soviet Union, this monograph focuses on National Security Decision Directive 75, prepared in early 1983, to run economic warfare against the USSR. The author served as senior director of national security planning and international economic affairs on the National…Read More from The Strategic Plan that Won the Cold War ›
In PDF format: Cultural Diplomacy: A Multi-Faceted Strategic Asset of Soviet Power One of the most potent yet grossly underestimated capabilities of Soviet political power is the Kremlin’s large array of instruments of cultural diplomacy. The use of culture has a long tradition in Soviet foreign policy, which stems from Leninist principles on the importance…Read More from Cultural Diplomacy: A Multi-Faceted Strategic Asset of Soviet Power ›
Mikhail Gorbechev’s policy of glasnost’ has been one of the most astonishing political innovations of recent Soviet history. Because it has the hallmarks of free speech, and therefore the opening of a closed society, this policy has convinced the West that fundamental changes are taking place in the USSR – changes which also have dramatic foreign policy…Read More from Military Glasnost’ and Strategic Deception ›