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Digital Origins – Creative Commons Release
Books / Publications

Digital Origins – Creative Commons Release

My book The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy now available as a Creative Commons release from Oxford University Press.  Oxford has provided a publication quality PDF for download.   Howard, Philip N.  The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy:  Information Technology and Political Islam. New York, NY: Oxford University […]

USAToday: Israeli army, Hamas military tap power of social media
In The News / interviews

USAToday: Israeli army, Hamas military tap power of social media

Quoted in USAToday    

By Oscar Buhl (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Commentary and OpEds / In The News / TechPresident

TechPresident: How Obama’s Democratization Strategy Can Be Even More Tech Savvy

(This post originally appeared as “How Obama’s Foreign Policy Can Be Savvier about Tech and Democratization” on TechPresident.) The last four years have seen demonstrated dividends for democracy from investments made by the Obama administration. Forging a new foreign policy approach that fosters openness for governments and technology support for […]

The Media Cold War
Presentations

The Media Cold War

This is the Prezi show for my latest talk called “The Media Cold War”.  I have presented this at Princeton and the Central European University.  It requires Flash, and may take a moment to fully load.  If it doesn’t load in your browser, you can go directly to the Prezi […]