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 2 May 2018

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 2 Nov 2016

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My God, this is the end of diplomacy! Reported reaction of Lord Palmerston, British Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary, on receiving the first telegraph message in the 1850s The Internet and new information and communications te...

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This text was published in the ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017,  CONNECTIVITY: Facts and Perspectives.

  • Volume I: Data on Connectivity : http://asef.org/pubs/asef-publications/3861-asef-outlook-report-2016/2017
  • Volume II: Connecting Asia and Europe : http://asef.org/pubs/asef-publications/3891-asef-outlook-report-2016/2017-2

 Jovan Kurbalija, 2016

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