Marc Lynch

Blogging the Middle East

 A few days ago I gave a talk over at the State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs about blogging in the Middle East. Darren Krape, one of the participants, helpfully wrote up the talk over on his blog. From the talk and the subsquent discussion, he extracted five of my recommendations for how the ...

 A few days ago I gave a talk over at the State Department's Bureau of International Information Programs about blogging in the Middle East. Darren Krape, one of the participants, helpfully wrote up the talk over on his blog. From the talk and the subsquent discussion, he extracted five of my recommendations for how the U.S. should approach "web-based public diplomacy".  Anyone interested should go check it out.

 A few days ago I gave a talk over at the State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs about blogging in the Middle East. Darren Krape, one of the participants, helpfully wrote up the talk over on his blog. From the talk and the subsquent discussion, he extracted five of my recommendations for how the U.S. should approach "web-based public diplomacy".  Anyone interested should go check it out.

Marc Lynch is associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, where he is the director of the Institute for Middle East Studies and of the Project on Middle East Political Science. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He is the author of The Arab Uprising (March 2012, PublicAffairs).

He publishes frequently on the politics of the Middle East, with a particular focus on the Arab media and information technology, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, and Islamist movements. Twitter: @abuaardvark

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