State Department Considering Public Diplomacy Overhaul
The revamp comes as officials debate how to counter Russian and Chinese influence campaigns.
Forget Hearts and Minds
Soft power is out; sharp power is in. Here's how to win the new influence wars.
Fear of a Coup at Broadcasting Board of Governors
Employees fear the Breitbartization of U.S.-government funded international media outlets
It’s Time for the State Department to Stop Throwing Money at Facebook
We need to demand accountability from social media companies — and from U.S. diplomats.
Trump, Stung by ‘Moron’ Moniker, Challenges Tillerson to Compare IQs
Just your average Tuesday in the Trump administration.
Profile in Courage: Iceland’s President Denounces Pineapple As a Pizza Topping
Finally, a world leader brave enough to take a stand.
How Not to Handle Criticism, Brought to You By Robert Mugabe
The Zimbabwean dictator’s very public, very amusing fallout with a former political ally in South Africa.
Should the World Get Ready for Secretary of State Bolton?
What would be the state of the State Department under the Bush-era ambassador?
Lips, Teeth, and the Case of the Vanishing Legs
Why did North Korea’s miniskirt-clad girl band walk away from a big international performance in Beijing?
Modi’s Chinese Checkers
Modi's China visit was a triumph of style over substance, but cultural diplomacy may produce a meaningful shift in the relationship.
Rolling Up the Welcome Mat
The United States’ best soft-power tool is an obscure government program you’ve never heard of. Does it still have a future?