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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...

U.S. sends diplomats into info battles unarmed, experts say

In the fight against Russian misinformation campaigns, U.S. diplomats are hamstrung by outdated laws and rules, and they are technologically ill-equipped for battle, a State Department advisory panel was told Tuesday.

“We’re sending our [information] soldiers into battle without weapons, essentially … It’s simply unacceptable,” former senior State Department official Tom Cochran told the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, which published a report on the future of U.S. efforts abroad to combat technologically and hacking-enabled information operations like the one against the 2016 presidential election.

Copies of “Can Public Diplomacy Survive the Internet? – Bots, Echo Chambers and Disinformation,” were distributed at the meeting and digitally afterwards, but the report was still unavailable on the State Department website as of early Tuesday evening.

“There’s a lot that we should be able to do [with technology] … in a very white hat kind of way that we can’t … because we’..

Public Diplomacy for the 21st Century

How to Talk with Russia Vasily Gatov Americans once knew how to effectively communicate with Russian audiences, and they in turn wanted to engage with Western voices. What went wrong, and how can we fix it? On January 1, 1986, millions of Soviet citizens turned on their TV sets to be addressed by their greatest enemy....