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Zooming out of digital diplomacy

15 October 2021

 

Videoconference diplomacy lacks nuance, subtlety, and the personal touch. There are no breaks, sideline chats, quiet drinks, or steps outside to calm tensions, build rapport, or explore new opportunities. It lacks the “essence” of diplomacy.

It’s time to think beyond the videoconference to allow countries to trust again. A screenshot of the ASEAN Brazil Open Ended Trioka Dialogue in August (Ministério das Relações Exteriores/Flickr) We’re firmly entrenched in an era of hybrid diplomacy , floating between in-person and videoconference diplomacy. In speaking to those […]

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