Can a chair remind us of the interests of future generations?
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?
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?
09 October 2022
Consumer protection, Critical infrastructure, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Digital business models, Network security
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?
07 October 2022
Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, E-commerce and trade, E-waste, Future of work, Inclusive finance
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?
27 September 2022
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
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
20 September 2022
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
05 September 2022
Contemporary diplomacy, Cultural diversity, Diplomatic theory and practice, Intercultural communication, Language and diplomacy
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...