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Center for Statecraft and Strategic Communication

Our mission is to foster a historically informed understanding of strategic communication in statecraft

Strategic communication is the purposeful use of information by states and other political actors to achieve their strategic objectives. Such communication has throughout history been a key dimension of statecraft; in today’s hyperconnected world, it is more central than ever. Communication is now fundamental to the art of governing, in domestic as well as international affairs.

CSSC forms part of the Ax:son Johnson Institute for Statecraft and Diplomacy (AJI), which connects us with three research institutions in the US and the UK: the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C; the Centre for Grand Strategy, Department of War Studies at King’s College London; and the Centre for Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge.

AJI's partner centers are united by their historical approach to the study of statecraft. The historical perspective characterizes both our research and our education.

CSSC is funded by the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Public Benefit.