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[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...


[WebDebate #44 summary] Diplomacy in times of COVID-19: The experience of developing countries

Katharina Höne - 23 December 2020

This year has posed a tremendous challenge to diplomats. The impact of COVID-19 is felt in almost all areas of international relations. At the same time, there are various challenges to the conduct of diplomacy and ho...


[WebDebate #43 summary] IGF+: What’s next?

Editor - 12 November 2020

Internet governance (IG) is about the rules, policies, standards, and practices that determine how cyberspace is governed. It goes beyond technical and infrastructural considerations, and addresses the legal, economic...


[WebDebate #41 summary] The UN at 75: Evolution or revolution?

Katharina Höne - 16 September 2020

We organised our September WebDebate, ‘The UN at 75: Evolution or revolution?’, to mark the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. By looking back at the past 75 years of the world organisation, w...


[WebDebate #40 summary] Are permanent missions at global diplomatic hubs more or less relevant in 2020?

Jovan Kurbalija - 15 July 2020

Permanent missions will become increasingly important in the post-COVID-19 era, and their modus operandi will change as they become a key segment of ‘hybrid diplomacy’ (i.e., diplomacy that combines onsite and onl...


[WebDebate #37 summary] Multilateral diplomacy in times of COVID-19

Katharina Höne - 09 April 2020

In our monthly WebDebate, which is organised in the context of the International Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT), we looked at Multilateral diplomacy in times of COVID-19. When we observe the responses to the COVI...