Archives for the month of: October, 2012

There is an interesting article on digital diplomacy in The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/10/digital-diplomacy-why-its-so-tough-for-embassies-to-get-social-media-right/263744/

Drawing on recent events, it seems to highlight the tension between message control and the need for open, diverse public engagements that the use of social networks by foreign ministries presents.

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William Hague, the British Foreign Minister, recently gave a speech at the British Academy on the kinds of expertise required to have a top-notch foreign service. Both audio and a full transcript are available on the British Academy website:

http://www.britac.ac.uk/news/news.cfm/newsid/814

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