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The US is pursuing holistic digital diplomacy

Jovan Kurbalija

15 April 2022

Digital diplomacy

Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, US intelligence agencies were fundamentally reformed in order to address fragmentation and policy silos as major reasons for their failure to prevent these attacks. It is now the ...

The Ukraine crisis may shape the future of the internet

Jovan Kurbalija

On 28 February, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov requested that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) cut Russia’s access to the infrastructure of the global internet. This...

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-pol...

5 things to know about central bank digital currency (CBDC)

Arvin Kamberi

21 March 2022

Digital data as a legal tender Throughout history, money has evolved, changing its shape. From seashells, paper money, and gold coins, the path of evolution has brought us to ‘contactless’ money. Looking at e-mo...

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...

Cyber road from Ukraine: where will it take us?

Vladimir Radunović

‘The potential for the next Pearl Harbor could very well be a cyberattack.’  US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, 2012 This (in)famous warning has been discussed and re-discussed since 2012. Could a devastating...

Involvement of ARIN Service Region in International Digital Standardization

Kristina Hojstricova

The international community and policymakers need to grasp and better comprehend how digital standards work, why they are important for the digital economy and society, and why standard-setting processes would benefit...