A Review Essay by James P. Farwell

Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy, Second Edition. Nancy Snow and Nicholas J. Cull (eds). New York: Routledge, 2020.

The SAGE Handbook of Propaganda. Paul Baines, Nicholas O’Shaughnessy, and Nancy Snow (eds). London: SAGE, 2020.

Keywords—strategic communications, strategic communication, propaganda, atrocity propaganda, public diplomacy, ISIS, Mexican drug cartels

About the Author

James Farwell is an Associate Fellow at the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications, King’s College London, and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC. His books include Information Warfare (Quantico: Marine Corps University Press, 2020) and Persuasion & Power (Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2012). The opinions expressed are his own and do not represent those of any other party. The author makes special note of, and thanks to, Fernanda Sapiña Pérez for her input into this essay.