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Days 0 and 1 of the 9th IGF in Istanbul
By Editor on 3 Sep 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Things have kicked off here in Istanbul at this, the 9th Internet Governance Forum. On Monday, on what’s known as the ‘Day 0’ the focus was on evaluating the NETmundial process with the output document taking centre stage.

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Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) in full voice at 9th Internet Governance Forum this week
By Editor on 2 Sep 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

Present throughout the meeting, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) team has attracted interest in and attention to the growing role of Digital Geneva, during the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul this week.

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Internet governance update: Geneva Briefing on Internet Governance (August 2014)
By Vladimir Radunovic on 28 Aug 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

To assist diplomats in grasping the complexity of this multidisciplinary and  multistakeholder political environment, and to bring them up to speed on what to follow, when to follow it, and how to follow it, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), operated by DiploFoundation,...

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10 points for the EU’s future digital policy
By Jovan Kurbalija on 27 Aug 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

‘It is about digital, stupid’ is the main message from Jean-Claude Junker, the new president of the European Commission.

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Memoirs of UN Secretaries-General: political correctness and prediction of the future
By Petru Dumitriu on 18 Aug 2014 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

The United Nations’ Secretaries-General who came in office after U Thant have no excuse for being, if they were, politically incorrect.

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Memoirs of UN Secretaries-General: Eyes on the Spies
By Petru Dumitriu on 10 Aug 2014 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

Some of the distinguished participants in Diplo’s course on multilateral diplomacy believe in the magic of figures. They deem that under normal circumstances, rebus sic stantibus, Article 100 of the United Nations Charter should have contents of paramount importance. Why?

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Diplomacy and the revenge of globalization (Part II)
By Laurence Pope on 6 Aug 2014 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

In a world where information moves with the speed of a click, much has changed. Not long ago many of us were touched by the plight of several hundred young girls kidnapped in Northern Nigeria. A Twitter campaign, #save our girls, was launched.

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From Telegraph (1914) to Twitter (2014) – Are there lessons to be learned?
By Jovan Kurbalija on 4 Aug 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy

Could the Great War have been avoided if leaders had gotten together and negotiated in person instead of exchanging telegrams?  In the voluminous historiography of the origins of WWI, there is a very little on the role of the telegraph.  Today, as Twitter takes its place...

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Chrono-narcissism, 1914 - 2014 and Technology
By petecranston on 4 Aug 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy

Jovan Kurbalija, Diplo Director, has been tweeting live updates from 1914, marking the suddenly acceleration of history after the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand on 28 July 1914.  "Slow developments taking months, if not years, evolved into a rush with the picture changing hour-by-hour...

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Diplomacy and the revenge of globalization (Part I)
By Laurence Pope on 1 Aug 2014 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

Diplomacy has been around since there have been sovereign states with a need to coexist, but the word is a relatively recent coinage. It has little to do with folded papers, deriving from ‘diplomatics’, the study of ancestry and titles.

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