In an ideal market economy, there are lots of companies of roughly the same size who compete against each other. Consumers benefit from choice and lower prices. In today’s digital economy, however, there are a small number of extremely powerful tech companies, and evidence that competition is not what it should be. Casper Klynge, Denmark’sREAD MORE
Weil inzwischen viele europäische Staaten Diplomaten damit beauftragten, die digitale Transformation auch außenpolitisch zu gestalten, soll auf europäischer Ebene jetzt ein Netzwerk eingesetzt werden. Seit 2018 hat Deutschland einen Digitalbotschafter im Auswärtigen Amt. Er soll Deutschlands Interessen in den Digital-Hubs der Welt vertreten, die digitale Transformation im Auswärtigen Amt selbst vorantreiben und Deutschland in wichtigenREAD MORE
As part of the activities of the Global Public Diplomacy Network conference hosted by Katara, a workshop for youth on social media was organised yesterday, in which a group of specialists, heads of companies and international experts in the information technology and modern media sector participated. A group of Qatar University students and young activistsREAD MORE
On January 17th, 2020, the US State Department official launched a Center for Analytics (CfA). According to the State Department website, the center will
This unique asset helps U.S. diplomats use analytics to addresses key challenges, such as prioritizing issues for diplomatic engagement and aligning Department resources with U.S. foreign policy priorities… As directed by the President’s Management Agenda, the future of U.S. foreign policy hinges on intelligently leveraging data as a strategic asset. Launching CfA is the first step in the Department’s pursuit of becoming a federal leader in data management and analytics, as well as a global leader in applying data analytics to evaluate and refine foreign policy
The State Department is by no means the only MFA looking to harness data analytics. Over the past two years, several MFAs have established data units. For instance, the British FCO now operates a big data unit tasked with identifying and neutralizing fake social media account..READ MORE
Skip to content Bob Last
Deputy Head, UK Mission Political Team
19th March 2020 Geneva, Switzerland
Corona Council (24 February – 13 March) I’ve long had a sense of foredboding about the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council. Those of us who’ve been around these parts longer than most tend to measure our life-spans in the number of Council sessions we’ve racked up, as well as years. I worked out some time ago that session 43 would be the one when my real age and my Council age would come together and it was not something I’d been looking forward to.
Before the session began, the biggest talking point had been how we would manage to finish the session on time following the drastic cuts in meeting time imposed on the Council by UN HQ. The fear was that the session might overrun by a couple of days into a fifth week. But who could have imagined this?
For the last few weeks, it felt like the walls were creeping in on us, slowly at first, but ever closer and more menacing as the scale a..
On March 11, a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund took place in Moscow. It was opened by Chairman of the Board of Trustees – Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. During his speech, the head of Foreign Service said: “Good afternoon, colleagues, We are delighted to welcome youREAD MORE