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The rights of future generations: What are our responsibilities?

Jovan Kurbalija - 22 October 2021

For centuries, the question of   – What are our responsibilities for future generations –  has been primarily a philosophical and religious concern. Today, with the decline in trust, climate crisis, COVID-19 pa...


25 years of digital (and) diplomacy: Evolution or revolution?

Jovan Kurbalija - 12 October 2021

Recently, I felt nostalgic and nervous as I was about to revisit my paper from 1996 on digital and diplomacy. Nostalgic of the time when ICTs were pushing new frontiers and carrying a utopian promise of a better world...


[WebDebate #50 summary] Training cyber diplomats: Tools, gaps, and opportunities

- 10 October 2021

The discussion started by clarifying what cyber diplomacy is. For our purposes, cyber diplomacy described all diplomatic activities related to digitalisation and information and communications technology (ICT). Wallac...


Diplomatic immunity: The reality of the sources of the law

Alan Franklin - 28 July 2021

It is generally understood that the source of the law on diplomatic immunity (DI) is the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Immunity (VCDR), and the immunities of consular officers is the Vienna Convention on Consula...


[WebDebate #47 summary] Current diplomatic responses to COVID-19

Katharina Höne - 12 May 2021

COVID-19 has posed tremendous challenges to diplomacy. Practices have had to be adapted, while diplomats have had to address the immediate crisis situation and work towards coordinated responses. In WebDebate #47 (4 M...


[WebDebate #46 summary] Unpacking the EU’s digital diplomacy and foreign policy

Stephanie Borg Psaila - 15 April 2021

Foreign policies have for many years served as countries’ compass in their relations with each other. With the fast digitalisation of most sectors of society, updating foreign policies to incorporate digital aspects...


[WebDebate #45 summary] Visual storytelling for diplomatic practice

Katharina Höne - 09 February 2021

Diplomacy is often thought of as a practice centering on language. Yet, the visual image of diplomatic practice is increasingly important in a world in which images proliferate and videoconferencing has replaced face-...


A platinum jubilee for the UN: A brighter future for multilateralism

Amr Aljowaily - 20 January 2021

Last year, the United Nations General Assembly met mostly virtually throughout the High-Level Segment for the first time in its history. This exploration of a new spatial dimension for the United Nations is a reflecti...