Monday, April 23, 2007

USIA/State merger and PD

While attending the National War College in 2003, former Oslo PAO and Reykjavik DCM appointee Neil Klopfenstein wrote an interesting and, in my opinion, accurate paper on the impact of the USIA/State merger on public diplomacy. His conclusions are reflected in the title, "USIA's intgration into the State Department: advocating policy trumps promoting mutual understanding."