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By Andrijana Gavrilovic on 23 Mar, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

The overarching question of the WebDebate in March was: how can African states navigate multilateral diplomacy successfully?

Addressing this formidable question were Amb. Amr Aljowaily, Egypt’s ambassador to Serbia, and Dr Yolanda Kemp Spies, a senior research fellow at the University of Johannesburg's Chair in African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy. The debate was moderated by Dr Katharina Höne, research associate in diplomacy and global governance at DiploFoundation.

By Francesca Casalini and Stefania Di Stefano on 15 Mar, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Internet Governance

Microsoft has acknowledged that ‘the world needs new international rules to protect the public from nation state threats in cyberspace, and that ‘in short, the world needs a Digital Geneva Convention’.

By Francesca Casalini and Stefania Di Stefano on 13 Mar, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Internet Governance

As fast as digital technologies have developed, means have been found to exploit their vulnerabilities. Accordingly, states have found a new ground for geopolitical meddling in cyberspace. Whereas legislative measures for addressing cyber-criminality were developed quickly, the willingness of states to engage in discussions on how to regulate their own behaviour in cyberspace has been less forceful.

By Andrijana Gavrilovic on 13 Feb, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

We leave digital footprints everywhere. Modern society is marked by data which is continuously generated through various devices and in numerous ways – such as through social media, Internet browsing, and through satellite images, among others. This is why some call this the Big Data Era. While big data has become a topic for the private sector, promising greater efficiency and new business insights, it remains unclear what the potential of big data is for diplomacy.

By on 02 Feb, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

Is diplomacy better off with the Internet? This question was on my mind as I was following the Twitter exchange between President Trump and the leaders of Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey. Each tweet escalated the rhetoric and moved us further from a peaceful solution – to conflict – and a resolution of differences, the main purpose of diplomacy.

By on 26 Jan, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Learning, Internet Governance

Two years ago, Diplo introduced a new capacity development programme, the Advanced Diploma in Internet Governance. The programme was built around a selection of online courses focussing on Internet governance (IG) issues: Introduction to Internet Governance, Internet Technology and Policy, Cybersecurity, and E-Diplomacy.

By Philip Conway on 22 Jan, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

I am a little late to this particular party; however, in the middle of last year, a very interesting debate broke out between the blogs of Shaun Riordan, Katharina Hone and others on the subject of ‘new’ diplomacies. Does the proliferation of new ‘kinds’ of (or prefixes for) diplomacy serve an intellectual, analytical purpose, or is it just another case of academics hankering after scholarly turf?

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