cold war

Black, Blue, & Red Graph

Authors Hamilton Bean and Edward Comor try to identify what motivates the search for methods to evaluate public diplomacy.

City Street

"Individuals are increasingly important to solving some of the world’s most intractable challenges," says Timothy Jenkins.

Nigel Cliff

A Cold War tale of cultural exchange and music diplomacy.

City diplomacy luminary and Attorney Michael Shuman, a leader of the former Center for Innovative Diplomacy, reminds us that local government participation in foreign affairs is enumerated in and protected by the Constitution. Thus, when American local governments responded to the threat of nuclear annihilation vis-à-vis the U.S. arms race with the Soviet Union, to the federal government’s inadequate response to Apartheid, and to other problems from the federal-level, the resultant municipal activism was not only legal, it was defining of American federalism.

"The largely untold story of Southern California’s unique place in American diplomatic history is now being told," says Ben Leffel.

Edward R. Murrow

Philip Seib reviews Gregory Tomlin's work on the former USIA director.

The Kremlin is trying to split the West by spreading “altered facts,” conducting blackmail and setting up front organizations, the U.S. State Department said, in 1981. So-called active measures were common during the Cold War, when the U.S. and the Soviet Union sought to unify and divide Europe with equal urgency. Now those tactics appear to be back, retooled for the digital age 

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