Wednesday, August 26, 2015

American values: Quotable: James Glassman on a communications strategy to defeat Daesh (III)

Tuesday, August 25th 2015
Donald M. Bishop,

Image from, with caption: [From Left to Right] Secretary Don Evans, Secretary Margaret Spellings, President George W. Bush, Ambassador James K. Glassman and Ambassador Mark Langdale 

James Glassman, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs now at the American Enterprise Institute, concluded his series of essays on a communications strategy to defeat Daesh on August 25, 2015.  His “Time to whip ISIS on the Internet, Part 3: Getting public policy right” appeared on the TechPolicyDaily website.  The final essay emphasized that an open internet and a “confident expression of American ideals” are essential elements of a strategy.
Defeating ISIS will require a unique combination of tools – a strong defense of American values on the Internet and beyond, a smart messaging strategy, cooperation between the government and the private sector, and more.  Among these tools, however, is something policymakers may not expect: An open Internet.

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