Full Spectrum Diplomacy and Grand Strategy: Reforming the Structure and Culture of U.S. Foreign Policy, by John Lenczowski, offers a solution to one of the greatest weaknesses in U.S. foreign policy that has exacerbated the unprecedented anti-Americanism of recent years-the U.S. government's inability to conduct the "full spectrum" of diplomatic arts and integrate them with the other arts of statecraft at the level of grand strategy. The analysis presents a critique of how the Department of State's focus on traditional, government-to-government diplomacy comes at the expense of public diplomacy. "Public diplomacy" is defined in the broadest sense as including all those arts that involve relations with, and influence over, foreign publics and opinion leaders, including cultural diplomacy, exchanges, information policy, strategic communications, psychological strategy, political action, political warfare, and wars of ideas. Author John Lenczowski, one of the first modern advocates for the strategic integration of all the instruments of notional power, calls for the development of an "influence culture" in U.S. foreign policy, and provides a roadmap for reforming the structure and culture of American diplomacy. While addressing contemporary U.S. foreign policy, this study presents lessons in statecraft and grand strategy that are applicable for all times and places. Full Spectrum Diplomacy and Grand Strategy thus raises issues that are relevant not only to diplomats but also to practitioners of intelligence, counterintelligence, military strategy, and economic statecraft.
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About the Author
John Lenczowski is founder, president, and professor at The Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements ix
1 The Problem: The Absence of an Influence Culture in U.S. Foreign Policy 1
2 The Problem of Defining the Problem 11
3 Historical Background 25
4 The Knowledge Problem: The Failure to Understand Integrated Strategy and All the Dimensions of Political Influence 45
5 The Structural Problem: The Absence of a Supportive Culture, Strategic Planning, and Interagency Integration for Public Diplomacy 59
6 Solutions: To Build an Influence Culture and an Integrated Strategy 99
Appendix: Cultural Diplomacy, Political Influence, and Integrated Strategy 159
Works Cited 193
About the Author 213
What People are Saying About This
In the long war of our time—against the Islamists' terror and their push for the world-wide imposition of shariah—we have so far failed to organize our government to win the crucial battle for mankind's minds and hearts. John Lenczowski gives us a brilliantly conceived and innovative strategy to win this war just as we won the Cold War. Look out, Muslim Brotherhood-here comes LibForAll.
When it comes to public diplomacy, John Lenczowski sees the government as all talk and no action. In this book he gets under the hood and leaves nothing to the imagination. He's got the answers and he's tired of waiting.