Islamic Extremism and the War of Ideas: Lessons from Indonesia (Hoover Institution Press Publication)

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John Hughes examines lessons learned from the practice of public diplomacy—especially international broadcasting—in the cold war and tells how the United States could more effectively counter extremism, promote democracy, and improve understanding of itself in the Islamic world. He offers Indonesia as a successful example of the melding of democracy, Islam, and modernity and suggests that this country and other nations where Islam and democracy coexist—such as Turkey—could play a significant role in helping thwart Islamist extremism.

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In the decade since United States Information Agency was dismantled and its remnants inserted into the Department of State, more than thirty major reports and studies have been issued recommending solutions to what is widely recognized as a major failing in post-cold war U.S. public diplomacy. In Islamic Extremism and the War of Ideas, John Hughes makes the case for a new and revitalized American public diplomacy effort.

Hughes examines lessons learned from the practice of public diplomacy—especially international broadcasting—in the cold war and tells how the United States could more effectively counter extremism, promote democracy, and improve understanding of itself in the Islamic world. He offers Indonesia as a successful example of the melding of democracy, Islam, and modernity and suggests that this country and other nations where Islam and democracy coexist—such as Turkey—could play a significant role in helping thwart Islamist extremism. He concludes that however democracy advances in the Arab world, and however its ultimate character differs from Jeffersonian democracy as Americans know it, the quest for freedom is noble and should remain the underlying premise of U.S. public diplomacy.

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In the decade since United States Information Agency (USIA) was dismantled and its remnants inserted into the Department of State, more than thirty major reports and studies have been issued recommending solutions to what is widely recognized as a major failing in post-cold war U.S. public diplomacy. Sadly, there has been little evidence of the major reorganization and revitalization needed to mount a coherent and forceful public diplomacy campaign against the disinformation of Islamic extremism. The integration of a culture of public diplomacy into the State Department has not been effective. A string of undersecretaries for public diplomacy, with little authority and slender resources, has been unable to make a difference. But if the United States does not act aggressively to define itself in the Islamic world, the extremists will gladly do the job for us.

In Islamic Extremism and the War of Ideas, John Hughes examines lessons learned from the practice of public diplomacy—especially international broadcasting—in the cold war, and tells how the United States could more effectively counter extremism, promote democracy, and improve understanding of itself in the Islamic world. He explains why a renewed and vibrant U.S. public diplomacy endeavor requires a new and separate agency—one that should replicate some of the best features and energy of the now-defunct USIA but embrace the new resources and skills to communicate with a world that is changing politically and technologically. Hughes suggests an “Agenda for Progress,” outlining his vision of what a new agency dedicated to public diplomacy should cover, including budget, journalists, language, exchanges, culture, religion, sports, women, broadcasting, and listening. Mainstream Muslims must take on the radicals, the author asserts, and points to Indonesia as an example of a country where Islam and democracy coexist and a nation that can play a constructive role in reducing terrorism.

John Hughes makes a powerful case for a new and reenergized American public diplomacy effort. As he concludes, quoting from President Bush’s second inaugural address, “The only force powerful enough to stop the rise of tyranny and terror, and replace hatred with hope, is the force of human freedom.”

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