The State of Russian Digital Diplomacy- Part 3

Over the past two weeks, I have published two posts dealing with Russia’s digital diplomacy apparatus. While the first post focused solely on Russia’s digital diplomacy reach, the second post compared between the social media reach of the US and Russia. However, both posts dealt primarily with the extent to which the US and Russia…

The State of Russian Digital Diplomacy

Recent moths have seen an abundance of articles dealing with Russia’s use of trolls in order to shape online public discourse regarding its foreign policy. According to one article, the Kremlin now manages a troll army used to promote Russia’s stance on numerous issues (e.g., Ukraine, Syrian Civil War, Iran nuclear agreement) and discredit Russia’s opponents.…

On Israeli Networked Diplomacy

When exploring digital diplomacy I am always surprised to learn that social media has augmented the practice of diplomacy, rather than revolutionize it. Indeed, many of the characteristics of digital diplomacy have been part of the diplomatic DNA for centuries. As Oxford University’s Corneliu Bjola writes, the formation and maintenance of relationships with foreign governments…