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- 'Digital poverty' could lead to lost generation of university students, vice-chancellors say (The Guardian)American Airlines Is The First US Carrier To Use Digital Health Passport (Flying Simple)China Envisions Digital-Currency Future, With... Continue Reading →

Algorithms as Audiences

Diplomacy’s digitalization has advanced at a remarkable speed. MFAS, once defined as archaic institutions who lack the communicative culture to adapt to new technologies, have launched virtual Embassies, created smartphone applications, built blog sites, established big data units and have taken to writing their own algorithms. While not all digital initiatives have ended in a... 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- Concern mounts over government cyber agency's struggle to respond to hack fallout (CNN)Teachers on TV? Schools Try Creative Strategy to Narrow Digital Divide (The New York Times)Digital Advertising Harms Society. Here’s... 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- How will the future remember Covid19? (The Atlantic)7 Reasons Why Silicon Valley Will Have a Tough Time With the Biden Administration (Foreign Policy)The State of AI in 2019 (The Verge)Better Than... 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- Subtle cyberattack met by swift cybersecurity acts (The Jerusalem Post)5 challenges to the new EU digital rulebook (Politico)Queen Elizabeth will deliver her Christmas Day message via Alexa this year, if you... Continue Reading →

The new “new” propaganda

The term propaganda has accompanied digital diplomacy since its inception more than a decade ago. Notably, although the propaganda has a negative connotation it actually dates back to the Catholic church that wished to propagate the faith. As technologies have evolved, so have the forms of propaganda. Under the reign of Henry VI, tapestries were... Continue Reading →

What Digital Diplomacy Adds to IR?

This post seeks to articulate how the study of digital diplomacy contributes to the study of international relations as a whole. To do so, it focuses on the image below. The picture depicts then US President Donald Trump holding a conference call between the leaders of Israel and Sudan, who agreed to normalize ties following... 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 →

Re-Framing China: The Corona Virus and National Images

The Corona pandemic is likely to influence the images of many nations. This is because billions of individuals are stranded at home comparing nations' responses to the virus. Moreover, news organizations throughout the world are constantly reporting on the policies of other nations. Finally, periods of acute crisis can challenge misconceptions and worldviews. Indeed, it... Continue Reading →

Corona and the European Commission

Last week I analyzed Corona-related tweets published by the European External Action Service (EEAS). This week I turned my attention to the European Commission. The Commission is, in essence, the governing body of the EU. It helps manage the EU’s external and internal affairs. The prolonged Brexit debate emphasized that while the UK viewed the... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑