U.S. International Communications

U.S. international communications encompass strategic efforts, funded or sponsored by the U.S. federal government, that seek to inform or engage foreign civil publics and actors regarding the interests, behavior, and image of the United States. It can also include U.S. communication intended for domestic audiences abroad, such as deployed servicemen and women, that also regularly reaches foreign nationals.

Facilitated in the 2020s by cutting edge fiber-optic and satellite communication infrastructure, the 21st century’s speed and breadth of global information-sharing poses opportunities, challenges, and threats never before imagined. While the United States may not share the same unipolar dominance it once had in the immediate post-Cold War era, still, no country today has a stronger influence on global politics than the United States, making U.S. international communications ...

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