This is a partial list of publications, excluding what has appeared at and what was co-authored at the US Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy or publicly by other government agencies. For the most part, it is largely complete from 2015 onward but missing several reports and articles published before 2015.

Podcasts and Videos

Episode 49: Armstrong On The Smith-Mundt Act.” The Cognitive Crucible podcast by the Information Professionals Association, interview by John Bicknell, interview conducted on May 3, 2021. Duration: 1:26, also available at Apple Podcast and Spotify.

Neglected History, Forgotten Lessons: The Struggle for Minds and Wills Relies on Leadership First, Organization Second.” SMA IIJO speaker series, January 14, 2021. Duration: 1:19.


Armstrong, Matt. “Operationalizing Public Diplomacy.” In Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy, edited by Nancy Snow, and Nicholas John Cull. New York, NY: Routledge, 2020. (Amazon link)

Armstrong, Matt. “The Politics of Information Warfare in the US.” In Hybrid Conflicts and Information Warfare: New Labels, Old Politics, edited by Ofer Fridman, Vitaly Kabernik, and James C. Pearce, Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2018. (Amazon link)

Armstrong, Matthew. “The Past, Present, and Future of the War for Public Opinion.” War on the Rocks (January 19, 2017):

Armstrong, Matthew. “A Revealing Fight with Russia’s RT at the State Department.” War on the Rocks (November 19, 2016):

Armstrong, Matthew. “No, We Do Not Need to Revive the U.s. Information Agency.” War on the Rocks (November 12, 2015):

Armstrong, Matthew. “RT as a Foreign Agent: Political Propaganda in a Globalized World.” War on the Rocks (May 4, 2015):

Armstrong, Matthew. “Russia’s War on Information.” War on the Rocks (December 15, 2014):

Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting (Governor Matt Armstrong, committee chair and report editor). “To Be Where the Audience Is,” Broadcasting Board of Governors. August 2014.

Powers, Shawn, and Matt Armstrong. “Conceptualizing Radicalization in a Market for Loyalties,” In Visual Propaganda and Extremism in the Online Environment, edited by Carol Winkler and Cori Elizabeth Dauber, x, 242 pages. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2014.

Reforming Smith-Mundt: Making American Public Diplomacy Safe for Americans, 2 August 2010, at World Politics Review.

U.N. Peacekeeping as Public Diplomacy, 19 May 2010, at World Politics Review.

The State of State: A Proposal for Reorganization at Foggy Bottom, 13 January 2010, at Progressive Policy Institute.

Armstrong, Matt. “Operationalizing Public Diplomacy.” In Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy, edited by Nancy Snow, and Philip M. Taylor, xx, 382 p. New York: Routledge, 2009.

Censoring the Voice of America, 6 August 2009, at Foreign Policy.

Armstrong, Matt. “Arming for the War of Ideas.” In Threats in the Age of Obama, edited by Michael Tanji. Nimble Books LLC, 2009.

Armstrong, Matt. “The Strategic Communication of Unmanned Warfare.” Serviam Magazine, June 2008.

Armstrong, Matt. “Beyond Government Accountability: a challenging look at Peacekeepers.” Serviam Magazine, April 2008. (Overview)

Armstrong, Matt. “Private Military Companies.” In Handbook of Military Administration, edited by Jeffrey A. Weber, and Johan Eliasson, 480. CRC Press, 2007.