How Should We Define Digital Diplomacy?

I recently came across an old blog post by the wonderful blogger Marco Recorder who asked his readers to offer definitions of the term digital diplomacy. While I have been researching digital diplomacy for more than two years, I too often find myself confronted by the dilemma of how to best define this novel form…

Is Secret Diplomacy Legitimate in the Digital Age?

On the 22nd of January 2014, world leaders met at the city of Geneva in Switzerland in an attempt to resolve the Syrian Civil War. Nearly one year later, in April of 2015, world leaders convened 64 kilometers northeast of Geneva, in the city of Lausanne, in an attempt to resolve another Mideast crisis- Iran’s…

The Social Network of Embassies to the US on twitter

Digital diplomacy may be viewed as a multi-faceted form of diplomacy.  As a tool for public diplomacy, it may be used to communicate directly with foreign populations thereby facilitating the acceptance of one’s foreign policy. As a nation branding tool, it may be used to shape and manage a nation’s global image. Digital diplomacy may also…