In the age of Covid19, are Pharma companies diplomatic actors? A Twitter Analysis

Are tech giants diplomatic actors? This question has occupied scholars and commentators for several years. Some have argued that social media companies have obtained a form of digital statehood. Facebook, for instance, displays many trappings of a state including a citizenry, a currency and a diplomatic branch charged with managing relations with offline states. Others... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read 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- DOD awards $1B contract to Peraton to counter misinformation (FedScoop)Russian Hypersonic Technology Expert Accused of High Treason (Militray.com)CCTV watchdog criticises Hikvision Uyghur response (BBC News)The UN climate report pins hopes on... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read 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- What Is Carbon Capture Technology? (NPR)Voice AI Technology Is More Advanced Than You Might Think (Forbes)Cloud seeding in the UAE: The modern technology that’s making it rain in the desert (Gulf... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read 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- Science and technology is central to strong and lasting Indo-US ties (Hindustan Times)Technology unicorns are growing at a record clip (The Economist)Ireland now has a world class regulatory technology sector (The... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read 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 United Nations is turning to artificial intelligence in search for peace in war zones (The New York Times)The Internet is Rotting (The Atlantic)Google boss Sundar Pichai warns of threats to... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read 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- Technology Without Transparency Lacks Trust (Forbes)Start-Ups Aim Beyond Earth (The New York Times)Carbon removal hype is becoming a dangerous distraction (MIT Technology Review)The dangerous appeal of technology-driven futures (MIT Technology Review)Pentagon... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read 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- Questions To Ask When Implementing Technology (Forbes)Facial Recognition Technology Solves Crimes, but at What Cost? (VOA)New funding from UK Space Agency will kickstart space technology projects (UK Gov)From smart to good... Continue Reading →

Monday’s Must Read 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- Post-Pandemic Technology Trends. It’s Time To Identify The Friends & the Enemies (Forbes)Google’s Internet Ad Dominance Draws Fresh E.U. Antitrust Inquiry (The New York Times)Can technology help solve the biodiversity crisis?... Continue Reading →

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