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The U.S. Image Abroad: Assessing Brand America

Spring 2010: Volume 19, Issue 2



Section 1: Transmitting



Publisher's Note

Rebranding America?
By Robert R. Reilly


Section 2: Listening


Conditions for India-Pakistan Rapprochement
By B. D. Jayal

The American Image in Russia

By Alexander A. Belkin

Tunisian Perceptions of U.S. Foreign Policy

By Peter J. Schraeder

Mexican Perceptions of the United States
By Jorge Schiavon

The New U.S.-Mexico Security Relationship
By Iñigo Guevara

The Cuban Revolution after Fifty Years

By Neal Creighton

"Showing Up" is Good, but is it Good Enough?

By Eduardo Lachica

A View From Pakistan

By Peer Muhammad


Section 3: NSF Insider Views


China: Rising Noise, Sharper Focus

By Frank Schell

Common Sense and Critical Thinking
By Richard E. Friedman

 

 

For many years, the objective of the National Strategy Forum (NSF) has been to provide balanced, nonpartisan, usable information regarding US national strategy and national security. The NSF created an informal "curriculum" based on the Forum monthly lecture series, the National Strategy Forum Review (NSFR) publication, and conferences on emerging national strategy/security issues. The results have been positive -- NSF members are exceptionally well-informed.

The velocity, access, and availability of an enormous amount of information tend to overwhelm careful analysis. Particularly troublesome are some blogs, which are unedited and unscreened, and, frequently, highly partisan. Confusing, inconsistent, misleading and incomplete information interferes with rational analysis. The NSF has adapted to this new milieu.

We seek to provide NSF members with an overview of the national strategy/national security field in summary form, while carefully avoiding superficial treatment. We will continue to adhere to our long-standing principle of "framing the issues," and asking questions rather than answering them. Context will be provided by a wide array of experts in their respective fields.

The major themes that the NSF has focused on are diplomacy, economics, military force, rule of law, strategy, and terrorism. These themes will continue with different emphasis depending upon facts on the ground. It is likely that the economy will receive high priority attention. Strategy will continue to be the glue that ties these interdependent themes together.

NSF members will have a matrix of themes and issues that will assist them in becoming well-informed and well-positioned to discuss these issues with their family, friends, business associates, and civic associates.

        - Richard E. Friedman, Publisher


 

 

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