The United States remains the world’s most important country. It is also the most open democracy and the sole protector of freedom globally. However, pundits and critics are quick point to numerous challenges facing America.
Tristram Perry, Public Affairs Officer at the United States Embassy in Kazakhstan, insists that social media can be an effective tool in the hands of state institutions, yet one that requires understanding and discipline to use. "I think social media is sometimes seen as a magic bullet, but it is not one," he tells the Lithuania Tribune. "It is one tool of many, which has to be chosen wisely since you cannot nail a nail with a shoe."