The history of diplomacy frequently refers
to the “Long Telegram” by George Kennan,
often cited as the precursor to and justification
for the Cold War.
One person’s communication shaped global
policy. Where were the checks and balances?
This blog discusses the interplay between
the form and content of communications…
How do governments, corporations,
non-government organizations and individuals encourage
improved form and content during the conduct
of American diplomacy in today’s information
Which voices create useful leverage and
through which media?
In our collaborative era, it’s unlikely that a
single document — one man’s observations, fears
and distillations — could result in the long term impact
of the Kennan telegram. Will the
spirit of collaboration in 21st century diplomacy will solicit
use many voices, intellects and evolved