Monday’s #MustRead List

COVID-19 crisis accentuating the need to bridge digital divides (Modern Diplomacy)Pak joins Digital Cooperation Organisation to promote digital cooperation in various fields (Outlook)Biden Must Repair—and Reinvigorate—Tech Diplomacy (Wired)Zoom’s new security feature will let you stop ‘Zoombombers’ in their tracks (The Verge)Facebook’s Libra could launch in January (TechChrunch)Winning the AI revolution for American Diplomacy (On the... Continue Reading →

Monday’s #MustRead List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week- Tech giants join with governments to fight Covid misinformation (The Guardian)Alibaba sets 'Single Day' sales record (The Wall Street Journal)Coronavirus to dominate Saudi-hosted virtual G20 summit (The Japan Times) Microsoft says... Continue Reading →

Nostalgia’s Role in Digital Diplomacy

On Nostalgia Nostalgia is a basic human emotion. Strangely, it is a combination of two contradictory emotions- a sweet longing for the past and a pain emanating from the fact that the past can never be fully experienced again. Throughout history, nostalgia has served as a social and political tool, a means of gathering support... Continue Reading →

Monday’s #MustRead List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week- Students Bridging Diplomatic Divide Through Video Games (KPBS)The Time for Tech Diplomacy is Now (The Cipher Brief)Diplomacy's Response to Covid's Existential Threat (The Times of Israel)Here's How Biden Will Work With... Continue Reading →

Monday’s #MustRead List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week- Budapest Times Interviews Irish Ambassador on Use of Digital Diplomacy During Covid (The Budapest Times)Biden Win Would be Good for Global Tech (ITPro)Global Leaders Congratulate Joe Biden on His Victory (CNN)Online... Continue Reading →

Russia’s Digital Kiev Offensive

World War 2 (WW2) features prominently on social media. Dates of important battles are commemorated by many European nations. Foreign ministries (MFAs) also memorialize brutal occupations and celebrate eventual liberations. For some, WW2 is an integral part of national narratives, as is the case with Israel and Poland. While the former claims to have been... Continue Reading →

Monday’s #MustRead List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week- The day after election day: Why Trump officials are worried about Nov 4 (The Economist)Washington can't stop Silicon Valley's profits (Politico)The Google anti-trust lawsuit: What happens next? (CyberNews)What's the worst that... Continue Reading →

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