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By on 27 Jun, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

Issues related to the digital economy have gained prominance in the last few years. The volume of e-commerce is soaring, and the impact of cross-border data flows on gross domestic product (GDP) growth is now larger than the impact of the traditional flow of goods. Policy discussions at the national level, in regional trade agreements, and at the World Trade Organization (WTO), reveal a growing interplay between trade and digital policy agendas.

By on 26 Jun, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

On Friday, 23 June, Mexico, Malta, and Switzerland renewed their memorandum of understanding on diplomatic training. The original memorandum was signed in 2009 by the three countries and was renewed in 2013 and 2015.

By Biljana Scott on 25 Jun, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

No true believer ever wavers! No true warrior dies in his bed! No true Norwegian takes sugar in coffee! No true American dishonours the stars and stripes! The No-true-Scotsman fallacy or ‘move’, as it is formally known, is an attempt to defend a generalisation against counter-examples by dismissing them as irrelevant.

By Ryan Gener on 14 Jun, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

Can diplomacy be utilised by a state for its own domestic economic reforms? I attempt to answer this rather unconventional question – particularly focusing on the Philippine context – in my Master in Contemporary Diplomacy dissertation entitled Economic Diplomacy as an Impetus for Philippine Domestic Reforms: Theory, Evidence, and Recommendations.

By on 12 Jun, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

Our June WebDebate tackled the topic of Algorithmic diplomacy. Three issues in this field were discussed in the debate: algorithmic diplomacy in the context of geopolitical analysis and public diplomacy, impact of algorithms on human rights and the question of filter bubbles and online echo chambers that seem to be generated by algorithms.

By Biljana Scott on 11 Jun, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

This blog is the first in a series in which I explore intercultural communication (ICC) through the lens of logical fallacies, linking each fallacy to a current trend or event. I have chosen fallacies in the first instance because, as their name suggests, fallacies are flawed. In so far as these errors in reasoning, and the unjustified conclusions they so often lead us to, tend to exacerbate intercultural misunderstanding, they need to be challenged. My second reason for choosing fallacies is that they have such force.

By on 28 May, 2018 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Last year’s rise in the price of cryptocurrency, and the emergence of a new way for collecting money from the public - Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) - introduced a massive rise of the cryptocurrency market valuation. At one point it peeked at USD$500 billion, and current stats are putting it at a USD$350 billion mark.   

By Atef Ahmed on 22 May, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

Many teachers use global literature to teach cultural and moral sensitivity and a global understanding of peace and wars. Yet the use of Arab and Jewish literature by teachers in the formation of attitudes is still vague.

By on 15 May, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

In our May WebDebate, we looked at the potential of teaching and learning negotiation skills online. Joining us to to consider this possibility were Ambassador Kishan S. Rana, professor emeritus and DiploFoundation senior fellow; Ambassador Stefano Baldi, Ambassador of Italy to Bulgaria; and Dr Katharina Höne, research associate in diplomacy and global governance at DiploFoundation.

By Mads Mateusz Jaszczolt Fritzboeger on 02 May, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

In May 2017, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark appointed the World's first 'tech ambassador' to Silicon Valley

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