Nostalgia’s Role in Digital Diplomacy

Nostalgia is a basic human emotion. Strangely, it is a combination of two contradictory emotions- a sweet longing for the past and a pain...

The difference between Armenian and Azerbaijani lobbying activities in Europe

Both Armenia and Azerbaijan were looking for other ways than diplomacy to make their voices heard in Europe during the latest conflict between the...

Will digital diplomacy cement the Belt and Road Initiative’s “common destiny”?

Infrastructure, while at the heart of China’s expansive and ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), remains only a part of this evolving effort. ...

Infografika i digitalna diplomatija

Danas na pragu treće decenije 21. veka svima je jasno da su društvene mreže izuzetno moćno oruđe u komuniciranju ne samo građana međusobno već...

The Day of Serbian Diplomacy was celebrated

29 May has been chosen as the Day of Serbian Diplomacy since it was on that day, 180 years ago exactly, that the Prince's Office conducting external affairs was established, the event considered as the beginning of professional diplomacy in Serbia.

A village in Guatemala named after Serbia in gratitude for assistance during the epidemic

A village in Guatemala has been named after Serbia as a token of gratitude for the assistance extended to its locals by Honorary Consul...

Vučićeva molba Siju privukla pažnju Kineza

Ta vest u ponedeljak bila druga po čitanosti na aplikaciji Veibo, sa 330 miliona čitalaca Na poruku predsednika Aleksandra Vučića, koju je objavio na Instagramu...

Diplomatic-Consular Suits in the 19th and 20th Century

In Serbia in the XIX century the attendants employed in the diplomatic service at home, that is, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the diplomatic agents during their mission abroad, were obliged to wear official suits.

Za 24h Weibo profil Ambasade Srbije u Kini skupio 300.000 pratilaca

COVID-19 definitivno otvara nova poglavlja digitalne diplomatije. Samo 24 časa od otvaranja profila 'SerbianEmbassy' na popularnoj kineskoj društvenoj mreži Weibo, stranicu naše ambasade zapratilo...

Digital Diplomacy and the Brexit Negotiations

  In my memo to the Prime Minister (http://www.shaunriordan.com/?p=290) I identified elements of a possible diplomatic strategy to secure an acceptable Brexit outcome for the UK. Here I want to explore to what extent digital diplomacy, or rather the tools...

Secrets of writing a good Chevening application

Skip to content Dominic Otway Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Skopje Guest blogger for UK in North Macedonia Part of UK in North Macedonia 8th October 2020 Skopje, North Macedonia Secrets of writing a good Chevening application We’re always excited when we launch the annual Chevening Scholarship fund. We’ll be spending the next few weeks hoping to encourage as many good quality applications as possible before the closing date on 3 November. Through a scholarship you can gain a world-class education, experience the UK’s diverse and welcoming culture, and become part of the lifelong Chevening community. A Chevening Scholarship offers full financial support by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organisations. And if you are passionate about creating positive change in the communities around you, you are the person we are looking for! I’ve spent the past two years here chairing the panel which shortlists and later interviews applicants. I’ve seen some ..

When things appear too good to be true, they usually are. Except for when they are not…

Skip to content Adnan Muminović Chevening Scholar Guest blogger for Matt Field 8th October 2020 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina When things appear too good to be true, they usually are. Except for when they are not… About a year ago, I decided to quit my job in Sarajevo and move to London in order to pursue my second master’s in something called Psychology of Economic Life. Inevitably, as part of that decision, several others had to be made as well. Those included, but were not limited to, the decision to trade a well-paying job for a life on a student budget; strong ties with people I love most in the world for what would, at least initially, be strangers; and my own comfortable place in Sarajevo for a flat share in London. In short, I had decided to trade the known for the unknown. Back in Sarajevo, reminiscing about the past twelve months and writing these lines, I ask myself whether it was worth it. Would I do it again? Oh, absolutely! And, honestly, so should you… For all those ..

Public Diplomacy and the New “Old” War: Countering State-Sponsored Disinformation (2020)

U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy The ACPD is a bipartisan panel created by Congress in 1948 to appraise all U.S. government efforts to understand,...

Celebrity Diplomacy: Are they biting a bigger piece than they can chew?

In this book, Andrew Cooper who is a Political Scientist tries to analyses and assesses the role of celebrity into the world of Diplomacy which is changing its course from being state-centric to incorporating transnational and global elements. This book tries to capture the roles played by celebrities like movie stars, musicians, and CEOs who […] The post Celebrity Diplomacy: Are they biting a bigger piece than they can chew? appeared first on Modern Diplomacy.

Weather Reports

Skip to content Sian MacLeod UK Ambassador to Serbia Part of UK in Serbia 2nd October 2020 Belgrade, Serbia Weather Reports Grey and windy in London; wet in Vienna; sunny in Skopje; ‘improbably sunny’ in Dublin; sultry in Lisbon… Online meetings of British Ambassadors often start with friendly chat that sounds a bit like a global weather forecast. After all, talking about the weather is something that British people are famous for. British diplomats are no exception. There is a good reason why we talk about the weather so much in the UK – it’s because, being a country with a long coast line and a small land mass, our weather is rather changeable and unpredictable. Diplomats take many habits with them when they go abroad – and for British diplomats talking about the weather is one of them. I think it’s rather an nice habit that helps us communicate with all sorts of people on uncontroversial ground. With our own colleagues around the UK’s diplomatic network it’s a nice way of reconnect..

A hidden gem in the Pelagonia region

Skip to content Rachel Galloway Her Majesty's Ambassador to North Macedonia Guest blogger for UK in North Macedonia Part of UK in North Macedonia 30th September 2020 Skopje, North Macedonia A hidden gem in the Pelagonia region Two years into my posting as British Ambassador to North Macedonia, September was my first month working for the recently merged Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the whole team coming back fully into the Embassy and adapting to the “new normal”. With my Embassy team, we have been working remotely and in groups from the office since the beginning of the pandemic. Even though the pandemic continues to leave its footprint on all of us, we must continue to build back stronger. It was in this mood, that we decided to, safely and carefully, restart visits to local cities in North Macedonia to build relationships, discuss and strengthen ongoing cooperation, find new opportunities for UK/North Macedonia to work together, and also see the landscape, sce..

Instagram Basics for Politics and Government

Facebook has issued a comprehensive guide on best practices for using Instagram to promote shared experiences and strengthen relationships. The guide positions images as a "new form of language" and explains how Instagram can help elected officials, political candidates and governments use this language to connect digitally with audiences. With 500 million people using Instagram each day, the guide demonstrates how compelling content is key to carrying messages to all corners of the globe. It emphasizes that by utilizing the platform's range of tools, including audiovisual material, engaging hashtags, stories, live video and more, users can tell a story that resonates with others on a personal level. Prominent global leaders such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, the guide notes, are successfully using Instagram to forge meaningful connections. "Elected officials, governments,..

Korona virus i ruska vakcina: Mimovi sa Putinom preplavili društvene mreže

Najava da Rusija napreduje sa lokalno razvijenom vakcinom za Kovid-19 nije samo dovela do zabrinutosti međunarodne javnosti zbog njene bezbednosti, već je stvorila i...

Opasna moć Tvitera, Gugla i Fejsbuka: Kako je započeo rat protiv slobode i istine? /video/

Donald Tramp junior, sin aktuelnog predsednika SAD, bio je suspendovan na Tviteru ove nedelje zato što ga je Tviter na to osudio zbog „širenja...

How Trump’s Ambassador to Mexico Became a Twitter Star

If you were Donald Trump’s ambassador to Mexico, you might be forgiven for lying low. Instead, in early September 2019, Christopher Landau, the newly...

Can the international system be fixed?

Former senior British diplomat and author Tom Fletcher discusses UN reforms and the future of diplomacy. Former UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld famously said that: “The...

Diplomacy has gone strongly digital, India at forefront: FS Shringla | India News

Diplomacy has gone strongly digital, adapting to the situation arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and India has been at the forefront of it...

“BIDD Theme this week” Javna diplomatija Srbije Kako upoznajemo Evropljane sa Srbijom?

Poslednja istraživanja i evropske i srpske javnosti pokazuju da opada međusobno poverenje i podrška procesu evropske integracije Srbije. Koliko javna diplomatija može da doprinese...

1st World War Gavrilo Princip: hero or villain?

As Balkan countries prepare to mark the start of the first world war, history books show widely different interpretations   Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and...

Srbija ukida najstariji i jedini aktivni kanal javne diplomatije?

Beogradska inicijativa za digitalnu i javnu diplomatiju očekuje i nada se da će Vlada Republike Srbije naći mogućnost transformacije ‘’ Međunarodnog radija Srbija ‘’...

Some of Serbia’s biggest mysteries

Every country has its mysteries. Serbia has its own, and some of them have never been explored nor has any information uncovered about them. The...

WhatsApp Comes To The Desktop & Evo kako da koristite WhatsApp na računaru

WhatsApp Comes To The Desktop Are you one of the 600 million people on WhatsApp? Do you grow tired of having to type all of...

Digitalna i medijska nepismenost su glavni uzroci porasta verovanja u dezinformacije

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Kosovo: What Everyone Really Needs To Know

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Kosovo under Nazi Germany: Nazi-Created Albanian Security Forces in Kosovo during World War II

Albanian popular support for fascism and Nazism was widespread. Nazi Germany exploited the Greater Albania nationalist ideology to gain popular support for the Nazi German occupation of Kosovo.

24. Kosovo’s Albanians were repressed after WWII under the Serb-dominated secret police

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How does the Serbian government cope with the problem of brain drain today? The latest OECD publication, SOPEMI 2014 shows that 39 thousand persons emigrated...

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Kosovo under Nazi Germany: Nazi-Created Albanian Security Forces in Kosovo during World War II

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Hearts, Minds, and Stomachs: Gastrodiplomacy and the Potential of National Cuisine in Changing Public Perception of National Image

By Braden Ruddy Nation, Identity, Food as Power, and the Theory and Practice of Gastrodiplomacy  Last year, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proclaimed that...

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She is from Russia, her name is Natalia Chaplygina (Наталья Чаплыгина) and here is how she sang Serbian popular folk songs. Enjoy! YouTube Screenshot Oro From...

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How does social media change how statecraft is practiced in the 21st century? Who's participating and why? What have been some lessons learned from...

Digital Diplomacy Myths

In the introductory chapter to the edited volume on Digital Diplomacy: Theory and Practice that Marcus Holmes and I published four years ago, I...

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Over the past two weeks I have published posts dealing with issues that arouse in Israel’s 1st Digital Diplomacy Conference held earlier this year...

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The latest smartphones make everybody a potential video director. But there’s more to creating effective videos than an iPhone and a sprinkling of enthusiasm....

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In his approach to the carrot-versus-stick equation that is central to statecraft, Donald Trump always opts for the stick. Apparently unaware of, or unconcerned with, the advantages...

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The term “soft-power” was coined by international relations scholar Joseph Nye to describe the power that comes from the ability to attract...

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Our elections are still vulnerable to Russian interference

Max Boot and Max Bergmann, The Washington Post, March 6 Image from article:President Trump talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in December 2017. (Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images)Max Boot, a Post columnist, is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow for national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a global affairs analyst for CNN. Max Bergmann is the director of the Moscow Project and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. This article is based on their new CFR Policy Innovation Memorandum, “Defending America From Foreign Election Interference.”It’s heartening to read The Post’s revelation that U.S. Cyber Command disrupted Internet access on Election Day 2018, for the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg. This is the Russian troll farm that ran an extensive online campaign in 2016 to help elect Donald Trump. But as the cyberwarfare expert Thomas Rid noted, the Cyber Command operation was “more of a pinprick that is more annoying than ..

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