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Who is selling data about researchers and why?

Inga Patarčić

01 February 2023

In the digital age, major academic publishers have been shifting business models from ...

Are companies responsible for the security of their digital services and products, and to what extent?

Nadia Tjahja

The IoT will remain insecure unless government steps in and fixes the problem. We’re unlikely to get any regulation forcing backbone companies to clean up either DDoS attacks or spam, just as w...

Beyond the hype of the race for 5G

Yug Desai

The 5th generation of cellular wireless technology (5G) is a big step forward for mobile broadband as it will significantly increase internet speeds, improve latency, and provide higher bandwidths. It is an enormous e...

Post-COVID-19 economic diplomacy for small states

Alfred Tabone

Small states, which make up more than half of the world\'s population, employ various tactics and strategies to best position themselves for economic development and political influence in today\'s globalised, multi-p...

Cybercrime: Recognising and preventing malicious activities online

Guillaume Michel

With the advent of digital banking and digital technologies, new pathways to criminal and illicit activities have opened up. This post discusses cybercrime, and analyses its impact and potential prevention measures th...

Science diplomacy lessons from the movie Don’t Look Up

Muna Zaqsaw

13 March 2022

Science diplomacy

The star-studded Netflix movie Don’t Look Up provoked a lot of debate. As the first cohort of Diplo’s Science Diplomacy online course, we got together to explore the movie from the perspective of science diplomacy...

A new era of Chinese foreign policy

Joelson Maodina Anere

03 March 2022

Foreign policy

As China is getting close to meeting all the measures of what defines a global great power (political, economic, and military might with a global reach), Beijing’s new foreign policy has raised questions about the e...

AI promises, ethics, and human rights: Time to open Pandora’s box

Mouloud Khelif

In 2021, I participated in the Artificial Intelligence online course offered by Diplo. In one of our online sessions, a passionate debate flared on the topic of the day: AI’s ethical and human rights implications. T...