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Contemporary diplomacy

Contemporary diplomacy implies the use of modern tools in the field of information and communication technologies. Through its use, diplomats are enabled to act promptly according to the goals of interest and to have access to a wide range of information and documents. 
Contemporary diplomatic action is more than ever oriented towards multilateral questions. Issues that were not so present in the past and which today emerge as the key questions like environment and climate change, migration, human rights, rule of law and etc.

From our blog

Intercultural communication and logical fallacies

Biljana Scott

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 instan...

A brief history of Yoga diplomacy

Asoke Mukerji

Yoga, said Narendra Modi at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September 2014, is not just exercise. \'By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can also help us deal with climate change.\'...

After Merkel

Milan Jazbec

20 February 2022

Contemporary diplomacy

When Paul McCartney was coining the lyrics for \'Those Were the Days\', performed magnificently and with a touching romantic crescendo by Mary Hopkin, a young, bright, and promising student in Templin was dreaming o...

Pandemic boost for video-conferencing?

Geoff Berridge

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been announced that the second round of face-to-face talks on the UK’s new relationship with the EU, due to take place in London next week with the arrival of an EU deleg...

Training and courses

Bilateral Diplomacy online course

Bilateral Diplomacy

Starting 24 Jul 23

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Cybersecurity

Starting 10 Oct 22

21st Century Diplomacy online course

21st Century Diplomacy

Starting 08 May 23

Events

Start of contemporary diplomacy courses

05 Oct 20 - 05 Oct 20

Online

July 2020 online courses

20 Jul 20 -

Online

July 2017 online courses

22 Jul 19 -

Online

The Impact of the Internet on Modern Diplomacy

23 Sep 14 -

South Africa, Africa

Summer online courses

21 Jul 14 -

Online

Summer 2013 online courses

22 Jul 13 -

Online

Panel on “Diplomacy 2.0”

28 Feb 13 -

Switzerland

Resources

2018

European Union external action structure: Beyond state and intergovernmental organisations diplomacy

This dissertation analyses the organisation of the external action structures of the European Union. As an international actor which is beyond a state, but also different to traditional international organisations, the EU has created a “diplomatic constellation” ... Read more...

angle, Universiteit Gent Universiteitsbibliotheek

2018

Assessing feasibility for a binding international legal instrument on cyberweapons: A maturity model approach

Cyberwarfare has emerged from the expeditious expansion of the Internet as a new mode of conflict that can anonymously and remotely disrupt the core functions of a state.... Read more...

university of malta logo, University of Malta

2017

The birth and the existence of Lesotho: A diplomatic lesson

The dissertation will focus on the birth and present state of existence of Lesotho, as a nation state, a state inside another state, looking at how diplomacy is at the centre of all this. The research will examine the history of South Africa and the events that led to ... Read more...

2017

Barriers to conflict resolution in Africa: Mediating beyond power and ethnicity in the EAC and SADC countries through a Kenyan case study

This paper assesses the relevance of ethnicity and power in conflicts occurring in the EAC and SADC regions through a case study of Kenya. It engages with elites’ power contestation and the manner in which power has historically caused violence and instability in Ken... Read more...

university of malta logo, University of Malta

2006

Data Diplomacy: Mapping the Field

The adoption of open data policies and the standardization of data collection were among the recommendations made during DiploFoundation's Data Diplomacy Roundtable: Mapping the Field, a brainstorming event that took place on 5 April 2017 – on the role of (big) data ... Read more...

paper, Line

2016

Diplomacy at the Cutting Edge

I started writing a memoire in 1998, but on a long train journey in Germany (Stuttgart to Essen), accompanied by my wonderful wife Mimi, a thought came that it might be much more interesting to write about how the Indian diplomatic system works – or does not really w... Read more...

Diplomacy at the Cutting Edge

2015

Diplomacy: Theory and Practice, Fifth Edition

In 2005, I reviewed the third edition of Diplomacy: Theory and Practice by G.R. Berridge as essential reading for Robinson Crusoe, had he been a student of diplomacy. We all know that eventually Crusoe ended his assignment on the foreign island and returned to his nati... Read more...

a clock that is on the side of a wall, diplomacy theory and practice, Diplomacy: Theory and Practice

ifri think tank, Institut français des relations internationales