The Two Faces of Maria Zakharova

In 1956, Erving Goffman introduced his theory of impression management. His book, The Presentation of the Self in Everyday Life, contended that individuals always strive to manage their impressions during social settings. To do, individuals must first identify the social setting they are in (e.g., a theatre or dinner party), adopt the most appropriate behaviors... Continue Reading →

The Silencing of an American President

On January 6th, 2021, riots broke out in Washington D.C. as an angry mob stormed the US Capitol. Though the rioters bore a striking resemblance to the inhabitants of trailer parks in Florida, scenes of armed and furious men seizing control of America’s seat of government shocked the nation, and the world. Some went as... 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- For Facebook, It’s All About the Bottom Line (Foreign Policy)Parler is gone for now as Amazon terminates hosting (The Verge)Trump Is Banned. Who Is Next? (The Atlantic)Can Regulation Douse Populism’s Online... 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 →

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- U.S. and States Say Facebook Illegally Crushed Competition (The New York Times)Google and Apple are banning technology for sharing users’ location data (The Verge)Russia's FireEye Hack Is a Statement—but Not a... 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 →

Digital Diplomacy: Between Adoption and Adaptation

The speed of diplomacy’s digitalization has been truly remarkable. In less than a decade, MFAs (foreign ministries) have gone from launching websites and virtual embassies to designing smartphone applications, analyzing big data sets, writing code, creating algorithms and establishing social media empires that span multiple networks. This is all the more remarkable as MFAs were... 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 →

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