The Middle East
Gulf States Rethink Their PR Wars
The Gulf States are spending millions of dollars to influence U.S. public opinion amidst the Qatar crisis, but is it worth the cost?
Fighting ISIS on the Airwaves
The Warrior King
The world cheered at recent rumors that King Abdullah of Jordan would personally take part in air raids against ISIS. Here’s why the morale-boosting social media sensation was probably no accident.
Learning Logic in the Middle East
Fledgling projects seek to fight Islamic extremism by introducing critical thinking and the scientific method to Arab societies. They may already be influencing education and government-run media.
China's Soft Power
Radio Beijing in the Middle East
China’s Arabic-language television and radio outreach efforts don’t compare to America’s in traditional measures like audience size. But sometimes
how many people are tuning in isn’t as important as who is tuning in.
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