Category: ” Just Oppinion “

Do Western Balkans states engage in digital diplomacy?

Social media is fundamentally changing the way people communicate with each other, but also the way governments engage with citizens.  It has changed the way that public diplomacies around the world communicate and inform citizens about their activities. Bearing in mind all benefits from usage of internet and social media, governments have a new possibility to...

Kako su društvene mreže promenile lice diplomatije u arapskom svetu?

Društvene mreže su ubrzale tok istorije, približile javnosti zanimanje diplomata  i obelodanile informacije koje pre njihovog postojanja nisu bile toliko poznate. Ove tvrdnje je potvrdio i ojačao Richard Buangan, zvaničnik Stejt Departmenta koji se ujedno i nalazi na čelu Press centra, Biroa za javne poslove. Prema njegovim rečima, u diplomatiji i medijima, konverzacija može biti najmoćniji...

“One citizen – one address”

“One citizen – one address”

Speech of Prime Minister Edi Rama at the meeting “One citizen – an address”, where the project on the national register of addresses was presented:   The truth is that there is no example more meaningful of the profound backwardness of Albania in terms of the state than the fact that Albania is the only country...

Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches E-Consulate App

 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with Telekom Albania, organized the E-Consulate application promotional activity. This application comes in the framework of the MFA reform in the field of consular services. The E-Consulate application can be downloaded from Appstore and Playstore in any mobile device or tablet that has access to the internet and can...

THE RISE OF TWITTER CIVILIZATION AND THE END OF ENLIGHTMENT?

How the New ICT are Changing Our Reality “Only words count and the rest is mere chattering” Ionesco Political developments in Europe and the world, such as the recent US elections or the victory of pro-Brexit supporters, are not only the result of changes in the ongoing political power relations or of the weakening of the...

Evaluating Palestine’s Digital Diplomacy Strategy

Note: A version of this post originally appeared on the USC Centre on Public Diplomacy’s Blog From a diplomatic perspective, Palestine represents a puzzling case study. On the one hand, Palestine has been recognized as an independent state by the UN General Assembly. On the other hand, it is not a full member state of the...

Measuring the value of digital diplomacy

Last Friday, I joined a panel discussion at the Young Australians in International Affairs Future 21 conference. The YAIIA is a great organisation, and if you have any interest in international affairs, you should check it out. Future21 was its first national conference and had a stellar line up of speakers covering the waterfront of international...

A Missed Opportunity: China’s Use of Digital Diplomacy during the G20 Summit

Earlier this month, China hosted the leaders of the G20 countries for their annual summit. International summits have traditionally played an important role in diplomacy. On the one hand, summits hold ceremonial or dramatic importance as they demonstrate one of diplomacy’s function in international relations- ensuring stability and peace. On the other hand, summits also play...

Using algorithms to achieve digital diplomacy

 A conversation with Elad Ratson, Director of R&D at Ministry of Foreign Affairs What is your background? My professional life began with object oriented programming back in the mid 90’s. My first ‘real’ job was as programmer and then a team leader at the Israeli Electric Company, developing software for Emergency Management. In late 1998, with...

International Research Collaborations

Scientists Speak about Leveraging Science for Diplomacy Science has long connected researchers across boundaries—geographic and otherwise—through a shared search for answers. From the appointment of a foreign secretary of the Royal Society of London in 1723, to the U.S.-Japan Committee on Scientific Cooperation set up by President John F. Kennedy and Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda in...