Urgent Challenges for New Public Diplomacy Chief

Rolling up her sleeves should be new Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy Tara Sonenshine’s first act in office. For the chief of the U.S. government’s outreach to the foreign public, urgent business is waiting. Moving into her office at the State Department on Monday, with her swearing in scheduled for April 24, Sonenshine, the former executive […]

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Al-Qaeda’s Service Interruption

Al-Qaeda’s Service Interruption: Long May It Last

Al-Qaeda’s main Web forums have been offline for the past 11 days and counting. No government has taken credit, but if this “service interruption” actually is the result of government intervention, it represents the kind of intelligent response to terrorist radicalization that we need. The Internet is a double-edged sword. While Internet users in the […]

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Live Mike Helps Amplify Obama-Romney Differences Over Russia

Mitt Romney apparently believes that he has reaped a double bonus after a conversation between Barack Obama and outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the Seoul Nuclear Conference was captured on a live microphone and broadcast the world round. Medvedev had used the conference to present Russia’s objection to a NATO antimissile system stationed in […]

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Impersonating Anonymous: Is It State Sponsored Terrorism?

This article is republished courtesy of Andre Oboler and originally appeared on the Jerusalem Post Blogs. Since its earliest days the “Internet gathering” known as Anonymous has declared “we are legion”. After attacks on PayPal, Amazon, Sony, various banks and US Government websites, as in Roman times, the power of the legion is again feared. According to some, Anonymous’ latest target is Israel, with a […]

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Why Twitter Deserves Your Attention

In 2012, social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube have become an indelible part of mainstream culture. Another social media site, Twitter, however, may be the most influential in shaping public opinion. With 100 million members, half of whom post on the site daily, it’s a mistake to overlook Twitter’s impact, especially on key […]

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