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Can a chair remind us of the interests of future generations?

Jovan Kurbalija

16 October 2022

The Future Chair is a concept that should be used in diplomatic meetings and negotiations to remind us of the 'presence' of one missing actor: future generations. Frank Gehry's cardboard chair from 1972 is, so ...

Why is Borrell’s speech historical?

Jovan Kurbalija

13 October 2022

  UPDATE: Last week, Josep Borrell delivered one of the best and worst diplomatic speeches in the space of 3 days. Further down, you can find an analysis of the 10 October speech for the EEAS ambassadors. Her...

Cyberattacked: Who do you call?

Jovan Kurbalija

  Almost noone! Or, more accurately, there is no single emergency telephone number where we can call for effective help during or after cyberattacks as we have with physical security. In cyber emergencies, ...

Can blockchain go green?

Arvin Kamberi

On 15 September, all eyes of the cryptocurrency industry were pointed at the block count of the Ethereum blockchain. It was a countdown to the block height 15537394, set as the target which, upon hitting, will act...

Alt text and inclusive communication: Is a picture really worth a thousand words?

Virginia (Ginger) Paque

27 September 2022

Access, Development

Alt text – a text description of an image that can be read by a screen reader – gives visually impaired users auditory input to describe visual media, whether it be a logo, an infographic, or an emotional plea tra...

It was 20 years ago today: Two decades of the increased research, education, and digital development of diplomacy

Milan Jazbec

20 September 2022

My experience with Diplo is twofold: personal and academic, and the two are intertwined. In 1990, I was working at the Yugoslav Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Belgrade. One morning, a representative from Huma...

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...

Intercultural communication and logical fallacies

Biljana Scott

This blog is the first in a series in which I explore intercultural communication through the lens of logical fallacies, linking each fallacy to a current trend or event. I have chosen fallacies in the first instance...