How the UK & US Are Fighting ISIS Online

Much has been written over the past year about ISIS’ use of social media to recruit young Muslims to its ranks. The use of the internet, and social media, in order to recruit members to extremist groups is by no means a new occurrence. A 2008 estimate asserted that the internet was responsible for 80%…

A Model for Digital Diplomacy Training

In the early days of digital diplomacy nations placed an emphasis on developing an online presence with little regard to what that presence achieved or enabled. That is no longer the case. Nowadays digital diplomacy is used in all core functions of diplomacy. At the ministry level, social media is used to promote a national…

The State of Palestinian Digital Diplomacy

Throughout my exploration of digital diplomacy, I have found time and again that smaller nations can use social media in order to leverage their diplomatic standing. I refer to this phenomenon as social media mobility. This week I was interested in examining if Palestine is using social media to increase its visibility, promote its foreign…