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- Does Big Tech Hurt U.S. National Security? (Foreign Affairs)Lobbying row: Why ministers have two mobile phones (BBC News)Defending democracies from disinformation and cyber-enabled foreign interference (The Strategist)Technology will save emerging markets... 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- Hunting the hunters: How Russian hackers targeted US cyber first responders in SolarWinds breach (CNN)Facebook Data on 533 Million Users Reemerges Online for Free (Bloomberg)Here’s how we can strengthen cybersecurity for... Continue Reading →

Wikipedia is a Digital Diplomacy Priority

By the end of the 18th century, the Palace of Versailles was no longer home to France's greatest thinkers. These had migrated to Paris where they attended the city's salons. French salons were never as ostentatious as those of Versailles, nor as rigid and overburdened with ceremony. The salons were simple parlor gatherings hosted by... Continue Reading →

Social Media & Life in the Risk Society

In his book ‘Risk Society’, German Sociologist Ulrich Beck proposes a theory of reflexive modernity. Unlike other sociologists, Beck is far removed from the utopian vision of modernization as the continuous progress of industry and human thought. Namely he is concerned with the role of scientific knowledge in society. In Beck’s mind, scientific and industrial... Continue Reading →

The New Network Gatekeepers

Last month I had the pleasure of reviewing Anne Marie Slaughter’s recent book ‘The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World’. Slaughter’s book encourages academics and policymakers to view the world through two metaphors- that of the chessboard and that of the web. The chessboard metaphor has long since inspired diplomats... Continue Reading →

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