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The era of digital foreign policy: Comprehensive approaches to digitalisation

We argue that the comprehensive approach called for by ‘digital foreign policy’ is best captured by a three-part typology consisting of: (a) digital as a tool for foreign policy, (b) digital as a topic for foreign policy, and (c) digital as impacting geopolitical environment in which foreign policy is conceived and diplomacy is practised. The article then examines five examples of comprehensive digital foreign policy strategies. We highlight key elements, best practices, and terminological and practical differences. Following this, the article adds recommendations based on DiploFoundation’s more than 20 years of experience in capacity development in this area. 

You can consult all articles from the journal: International Political Review – July – December 2021

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