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Beyond Cairo

US Engagement with the Muslim World

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Darrell Ezell
      Pages 1-8
  3. Demystifying the Communication Game

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Darrell Ezell
      Pages 11-33
    3. Darrell Ezell
      Pages 35-59
    4. Darrell Ezell
      Pages 61-80
  4. Crusading US National Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Darrell Ezell
      Pages 83-102
    3. Darrell Ezell
      Pages 103-127
    4. Darrell Ezell
      Pages 129-156
  5. Reshaping the Communicative Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Darrell Ezell
      Pages 159-173
    3. Darrell Ezell
      Pages 175-189
  6. Conclusion

    1. Darrell Ezell
      Pages 191-194
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 195-232

About this book


The US's once-enthusiastic commitment to restore trustworthy relations with the Muslim world has dwindled considerably since Obama's 2009 Cairo speech. This book tackles Washington's lagging engagement with the Muslim world and provides a roadmap for how the US can use public diplomacy to re-engage it.


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About the authors

Darrell Ezell serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Foreign Affairs at Claremont Lincoln University, USA. Dr. Ezell holds a Ph.D. from The University of Birmingham, UK, has held academic posts at Tulane and Louisiana State Universities, USA, and worked at the US Department of State and William J. Clinton Foundation. He writes widely on issues related to public diplomacy, religion in contemporary international relations, and pop culture. Several of his writings have appeared in the Huffington Post, Fair Observer, EA Worldview, CPD Perspective on Public Diplomacy, and the Journal of American Studies.

Bibliographic information


"I thoroughly support the concept of this fascinating book, and unfortunately, have to agree that U.S. relations with the Muslim world need to be dramatically improved. One thing the book does not do, however, is to explore the role of non-governmental organizations and people in bringing about greater understanding of the Muslim faith and the power of inter-religious knowledge and information about other religions." - US ambassador John W. McDonald, ret. chairman and ceo, Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy

"At a time when the American relationship with Islamic peoples is of vital concern to the future of many countries, including the US, and amid great political and social change, Ezell's study of public diplomacy is essential. This book tries to put away the folly of the military-first approach, but it also sees that a mere declaration of engagement will not address the challenges of communication and interaction." - Scott Lucas, professor of American Studies, University of Birmingham