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Russia explains Twitter diplomacy

What is digital diplomacy according to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Foreign Ministry? “We are not participating in ‘Twitter-diplomacy’,” Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on April 11 in response to a tweet posted by US President Donald Trump. Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin, addressing newly accredited ambassadors, didn’t mentioned...

Diplomacy of Homosexuality

 BRITISH Prime Minister, Theresa May had a clear message, or more appropriately, directive to the 53 leaders of the former British colonies euphemistically called ‘Commonwealth,” who gathered at the Westminster on Tuesday. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May (L) poses with Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari (R) on the step of 10 Downing Street in London on April...

Trump’s Twitter “Diplomacy” Is Making A Mess Again

President Trump’s tweeting about his possible response to the chemical weapons attack in Syria continues to sow confusion and cause problems for those under him, while simultaneously undercutting the potential effectiveness of any strike he may eventually decide on: WASHINGTON — President Trump said in a tweet early Thursday that he had never telegraphed the timing...

Digital technology and the changing face of diplomacy

iplomacy has traditionally had two distinct faces, public and private, each with its own intended purpose. But those lines have been blurred. Changes in the nature of world politics, due to globalization, new digital communication technologies and democratization (and the rise of populism), have shrunk the distance between countries, and between leaders and their populations, and...

Digital diplomacy: how New Zealand can better sell itself

acebook and Twitter could be useful tools in supporting a new kind of digital diplomacy to reach out to citizens, companies, global audience, and others. “New Zealand has long favoured the benefits of modest and moderate collaboration…and being sceptical of megaphone … “New Zealand has long favoured the benefits of modest and moderate collaboration…and being sceptical...

Shutdown и цифровая дипломатия

Твиттер-аккаунты Госдепартамента сообщают, что не будут обновляться регулярно В пятницу американские конгрессмены не смогли договориться о параметрах бюджета, и почти три дня федеральное правительство было закрыто. Некоторые американские посольства (например, в Бельгии) написали в соцсетях, что не будут обновлять свои страница, пока правительство закрыто. «Неужели им так сложно обновлять Фейсбук?» — спросите вы. Дело в том, что правительство...