CPD Perspectives: The Kosovo Conflict

In the most recent issue of CPD's Perspectives on Public Diplomacy, Mark Smith discusses "The Kosovo Conflict: U.S. Diplomacy and Western Public Opinion," paying particular attention to public diplomacy's crucial role in the conflict.

As Smith puts it, "[A]ll understood that the looming conflict in Kosovo... would be in the end a battle for Western public opinion. NATO could not be defeated in a war on the ground or in the air; it could only lose the battle for public opinion - but that would mean losing everything."

Mark Smith was the Center's U.S. Public Diplomat in Residence from 2008-2009.

CPD Perspectives is a periodic publication from the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, and highlights scholarship intended to stimulate critical thinking about the study and practice of public diplomacy.

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