Diplo Learning Corner

Diaspora Diplomacy: A Double Edged Sword

Diaspora diplomacy or the use of overseas expatriates and populations in the pursuit of diplomatic agendas is of long-standing, but possibly understudied. It has...

Chinese Culture As The New Soft Power Currency

Despite the many issues of human rights abuses, censorship and suppression of dissent, China has managed a great victory by diverting the world’s attention...

Best connected African leaders on Twitter

  The latest Burson-Marsteller Twiplomacy study has revealed that Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta @UKenyatta has become Sub-Saharan Africa's most followed leader with 1.4 million followers, closely...

“Digital media is just another part of the ambassadorial toolkit “

Deborah Bronnert: The new Foreign Office chief on why it's such a good place for women to work  The new Foreign Office chief has squared...

Public diplomacy in Israel (also hasbara)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Public diplomacy in Israel (also hasbara) (Hebrew: הַסְבָּרָה‎ hasbará, "explaining") refers to public relations efforts to disseminate abroad positive information...

PDcast #13: The Sochi Olympic Games as Public Diplomacy

The Olympics are supposed to be the pinnacle of sports diplomacy, but Sochi is presenting a very different reality. The PDcast is a weekly podcast...

How Seriously Should the Threat of Cyber Warfare be Taken?

Cyber warfare is very much a contentious issue. To briefly illustrate this, in 1993, John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt wrote an article entitled “Cyber...

The Changing Face Of Diplomacy

In 1994, rumors circulated that President Bill Clinton would nominate James Hormel, the openly gay American philanthropist, to the post of U.S. ambassador to...