What can we learn from digital diplomacy?

One of the major questions arising from the study of digital diplomacy deals with its practical application. In other words, what can we really learn from digital diplomacy? In the past, I have conducted several analyses which suggest that MFAs now routinely follow one another on twitter. As such, MFAs may be using social media... Continue Reading →

Nation Branding In Times of Crisis

The underlying assumption of nation branding is that countries have images, whether they manage them or not. Moreover, some believe that national images serve as stereotypes as they enable people to make sense of the world around them. Viewing national images as stereotypes leads to the conclusion that altering a nation's image is a prolonged... Continue Reading →

#Ukraine: the crisis through the eyes of Digital Diploamcy

Earlier today, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs published the following tweet commemorating Yuri Gagarin's orbiting of the earth in 1961. https://twitter.com/Rusembsudan/status/442749930827186177 As tensions between Moscow and Washington continue to mount following Russia's incursion into Crimea, some have already speculated that Russian President Vladimir Putin has adopted a Cold War mentality with regard to his desire... Continue Reading →

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