Michael B. Aleyomi and Mohamad Zaini B. Abu Bakar examine the practice under President Musa Yar'Adua's administration.
How can a three pillar non-military approach increase Japan's influence worldwide?
According to Markos Kounalakis, without a defined foreign policy, the United States' influence in Africa is likely to decline.
In the case of shared history, there is no way to suggest an appropriate narrative of any historical event that would be satisfactory for all counterparts. Digital rewriting, reevaluation, or reassertion of history is inevitability problematic. The only way to eliminate such conflicts and disconnect raised on social media is to emphasize “shared understanding and mutual openness.”
Olga Krasnyak discusses how disputes over historical memory in Russia and the Baltic States have played out on social media.
Crowdsourcing support can become a process where new ideas are mined and become part of a policy package for difficult relationships. [...] It has been said again and again that this is the age of digital diplomacy. For diplomacy to be digital requires, as one ambassador has said, that “we do things differently and develop new skills – the secrecy and exclusivity of the diplomatic bag no longer applies.