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Digital Diplomacy: A Broad Perspective – Part II  “Technological progress and the resolution of series of conflicts allowed humans to advance from tribal to feudal to industrial society. The next wave of technological disruption will be faster and greater than anything we have ever experienced. But we can and must be ready for it.” Tom […]

“I think it [digital diplomacy] will give us possibilities to work together for a better world, and that is not a small thing in itself.” Carl Bildt Diplomacy has evolved throughout history, adapting to the requirements of nations, personalities of leaders, conflicts, alliances and paradigm shifts. Nevertheless, the skills needed to perform the diplomat’s mission […]

Rationally, states should always aspire to more collaboration in an effort to meet the most pressing challenges affecting the wider global community. “The Soft Power 30” – Portland Communications As Salvatore Guerrera discussed last week, the increasing relevance of the cyberspace in the international sphere has made necessary the promotion of cyber security among netizens. […]

  Post by Salvatore Guerrera, IT Security Specialist at IBM (@tore_gu) An Introduction to the Cyber Security Awareness Nowadays people live in a technological and sophisticated world: wearable devices, smart houses, driverless cars are elements belonging to the same puzzle, the Internet of Things (IoT). It is giving the world an ocean of opportunities and interconnection […]

Around 2,500 participants gather in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016. The 4 day conference takes place January 20-23 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, a town at 1,560 m above sea level. Davos has a population of 11,000 people, which reaches 30,000 people during the meeting, which is strictly by invitation only. The Annual Meeting engages the world’s top […]

The expansion and use of a language is a key point to determine the influence of a culture at an international level. It is not only the perfect channel to convey a message, but also constitutes a market in itself. In a globalized world where markets contribute to shape the relations among countries, a language […]

The balance between State’s sovereignty and foreign humanitarian intervention is one of the most debated issues in international relations. A number of historical benchmarks helps to understand the widespread vision in the West (see infographic): The Treaty of Westfalia established in 1648 the Nation-State sovereignty and the international limits in this regard. Any intervention from […]