EDDE Selection #13


  1. The case for turning off your Zoom camera (BBC) Bosses want video call cameras on. But workers may have a strong argument against appearing on screen when they don’t want to. 2. Internet Diplomacy - Shaping the Global Politics of Cyberspace (Edited by Meryem Marzouki and Andrea Calderaro) In broadening our view of diplomacy in the digital age, the book includes a comprehensive collection of contributions and cases addressing Internet Diplomacy. Collectively, it expands our understanding of transformations in international diplomacy and transnational digital governance, their drivers and their nature, their capacity to challenge power relations, and, ultimately, the [...]

EDDE Selection #132022-06-28T06:23:04+00:00

EDDE Selection #12


  1. What is Tech Diplomacy? A Very Short Definition (Eugenio V. Garcia) Anyone trying to make sense of technology and international relations today will stumble into a plethora of closely related terms, such as e-diplomacy, cyber diplomacy, digital technology, tech diplomacy, and so forth. All these options on the menu seem very confusing (and they are), even for experts. They have been used interchangeably to apply to similar domains, but a bit more clarity would be welcomed. I will put forward here a few suggestions as a personal contribution to this ongoing debate. 2. TWIPLOMACY 2022 - Top 50 Power [...]

EDDE Selection #122022-06-21T08:57:42+00:00

EDDE Selection #11


  1. Virtual Venues and International Negotiations: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic (Article by Corneliu Bjola and Michaela Coplen) Drawing on a survey of diplomats with experience in virtual venue negotiation, we analyze respondents’ perceptions of efficacy, tactics, and legitimacy in these venues. We find that virtual venues not only affect the format, but also the substance of negotiations. In general, perceptions of efficacy are related to diplomats’ ability to ‘read the room’. 2. On the Metaverse: The Good, the Bad and Ugly (Ilan Manor Blog) Winston Churchill famously defined diplomacy as the art of telling someone to go to hell [...]

EDDE Selection #112022-06-14T09:03:02+00:00

EDDE Selection #10


  1. Want to get rich? Apply today and join the Illuminati! (EU DisinfoLab) In the first part, we identify a network of websites and Facebook groups and pages, which share the same tracker IDs (e.g. Facebook Pixel ID, among others) and are therefore connected. In the second part, we identify nine Telegram channels and groups with hundreds and sometimes thousands of subscribers and members, which try to lure users into joining the Illuminati by offering them payments. 2. How Big Tech discriminates on misinformation (Politico) We’ll look at how: In Eastern European countries, Russian state media and disinformation are still [...]

EDDE Selection #102022-06-08T07:28:45+00:00

EDDE Selection #9


  1. A Closer Look at South Korea's-UN Celebrity Youth Diplomacy (CPD) Celebrity diplomacy is an interesting topic that has received academic attention. It refers to celebrities, such as singers or actors who act for political entities such as the United Nations (UN) and governments. 2. How Ukraine’s wide use of cryptocurrency is playing out during the war (The Verge) TheThe terrible, unprovoked war in Ukraine has destabilized that country’s economy and banking system, leading both Ukrainian politicians and citizens to more seriously consider cryptocurrency. I’m pretty skeptical of crypto, but I want to come by that skepticism honestly, and I [...]

EDDE Selection #92022-05-31T09:20:35+00:00

EDDE Selection #8


  1. How Censorship in China Allows Government Criticism but Silences Collective Expression (Article by Gary King, Jennifer Pan, and Margaret E. Roberts) We show that the censorship program is aimed at curtailing collective action by silencing comments that represent, reinforce, or spur social mobilization, regardless of content. Censorship is oriented toward attempting to forestall collective activities that are occurring now or may occur in the future—and, as such, seem to expose government intent clearly. 2. Building a Cyber Force Is Even Harder Than You Thought (War on the Rocks) In the past decades, over 40 states have publicly established some [...]

EDDE Selection #82022-05-24T08:53:43+00:00

EDDE Selection #7


  1. Time to reflect: Multilateralism Day (Jovan Kurbalija - Diplo Blog) Two hypotheses can help us understand the current situation and discuss the future of multilateralism. One: Humanity’s very existence depends on cooperation between tribal and national borders. Two: Greater social and economic interdependence will result in less war and more diplomacy. 2. Russia Is Being Hacked at an Unprecedented Scale (Wired) The orders are issued like clockwork. Every day, often at around 5 am local time, the Telegram channel housing Ukraine’s unprecedented “IT Army” of hackers buzzes with a new list of targets. The volunteer group has been knocking [...]

EDDE Selection #72022-05-03T11:29:51+00:00

EDDE Selection #6


  1. Digital Diplomacy: Is social media today's central battlefield? (The Garden Event with Dr. Jennifer Cassidy) Wednesday, March 23; 7:00 (GMT+1) International diplomacy in the age of social media is no longer conducted by letter or considered phone call but Live-Tweeted in real time & in public. From Trump vs North Korea to the Ukraine War, how are foreign relations conducted in the Digital Age? 2. Ukraine & Civic Resistance on the 21st Century Battlefield (Byline Times) From Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 to the full-scale invasion of Ukraine eight years later, Dr. Jennifer Cassidy explains the impact and [...]

EDDE Selection #62022-03-22T08:45:04+00:00

EDDE Selection #5


  1. Digital Diplomacy Wins This War (David Pollard) Putin may think, because he is on the offensive, that he controls the situation but, the people of the World control the narrative. 2. Exclusive: Ukraine prepares potential move of sensitive data to another country - official (Reuters) The Ukrainian government is preparing for the potential need to move its data and servers abroad if Russia's invading forces push deeper into the country, a senior cybersecurity official told Reuters on Wednesday. 3. The Comfortable Spot with Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (The Comfortable Spot Podcast) Today, I’m joined by Irish author and academic, Dr. [...]

EDDE Selection #52022-03-15T19:08:04+00:00

EDDE Selection #4


  1. How to Use Social Media During the Russian Invasion of Ukraine (Logically) During a conflict, it can be even harder to navigate social media with responsibility, and even harder to recognize propaganda and disinformation. This guide offers an overview of how to use social media responsibly during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 2. Cyber road from Ukraine: where will it take us? (DIPLO) This (in)famous warning has been discussed and re-discussed since 2012. Could a devastating cyberattack against critical infrastructure – like an energy grid or a water facility – be a prelude to all out war? The past [...]

EDDE Selection #42022-03-08T12:49:29+00:00
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