Participants include Arturo Sarukhan, former Mexican Ambassador to the USA and a pioneer in the world of digital diplomacy, and Tom Fletcher, UK Ambassador to Lebanon, and one of the most significant promoters of digital diplomacy The Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia is organizing the conference “Digital Diplomacy: Fostering a collaborative engagement” on Thursday 8
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First Online: 15 January 2019Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] book series (GPD)
AbstractRecent years have seen growing concerns over the use of propaganda and disinformation by nations such as Russia. Fueled by the phenomenon of echo chambers and filter bubbles, diplomats are increasingly wary of using digital technologies in public diplomacy activities. This chapter reviews the latest studies pertaining to algorithmic filtering on social media sites. Building on this, it then explores how some nations attempt to weaponize filter bubbles so as to spread propaganda and disinformation. Given that the flow of disinformation is not limited to social media, this chapter identifies the tools through which disinformation and propaganda are ..
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UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament
11th October 2019 Geneva, Switzerland
UK funded project on integrating conventional arms control with conflict prevention gets started I am delighted to announce that the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) project that I mentioned in my previous blog on integrating conventional arms control into the UN’s conflict prevention and management activities got underway this month. The United Kingdom has provided seed funding to UNIDIR to get the project started.
The project will address the continued underuse of conventional arms control treaties and frameworks in preventing, managing and resolving modern conflicts. It will look at ways of better integrating understanding of conventional arms control into United Nations peace making and peacebuilding processes.
This will include:
Furthering understanding on the connections between conventional arms control and conflict p..
The air war launched 20 year ago against Yugoslavia, in defiance of Kremlin wishes, marked a turning point in Russia’s ties to the West – and the birth of a more confrontational relationship. This article is also available in: Македонски Bos/Hrv/Srp Sitting in my office, on March 24, 1999, I could not believe my eyes
Rekha Dixit, Mandira Nayar, theweek.in, June 1, 2029; on Swaraj's exist as Foreign Minister, see
The diminutive leader leaves behind very big shoes to fill in (image from article)
Indian diplomats in overseas missions had taken to sleeping with their cellphones switched on. Sushma Swaraj, the former external affairs minister (EAM), had the habit of calling—regardless of the time difference—if she got a tweet or heard that an Indian was in distress. Overnight, the ministry of external affairs (MEA), which had earlier left public diplomacy [JB emphasis] to the ministry of overseas Indian affairs (MOIA), had to become much more hands on. The MOIA, not surprisingly, was soon dissolved and subsumed by the MEA. “I do not sleep. I do not let Indian envoys sleep,'' quipped Swaraj at a press conference once. But it was more than just a light-hearted remark. It was the way she worked. And it will be this personalised stamp of diplomacy which will be missed at the ministry, mission..