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This article demonstrates how digital diplomacy strategy has been devised, developed, and executed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Spain. Since 1995, digital initiatives have taken place without a joint plan of action, but as a result of individual impulses. Until 2008, public diplomacy is developed without a model, planning, or evaluation. However, the global financial crisis has accelerated interest in this issue. The first steps were taken to face the reputation crisis and the bases of action were established. Since 2012, the digital response has been systematized through the communication of diplomatic missions. The Spanish model has evolved toward consular services and issues of language and culture, showing a case study of digital transformation in the field of public administration.

In: Diplomatica
By examining the great economic and political transformations of our time, Juan Luis Manfredi-Sánchez reveals how cities and their hinterlands have become part of globalisation. The global city has joined the group of actors who develop diplomatic, political and communicative action in a manner that is de facto and lawful. Thus, the city is involved in the formulation of foreign policy at the same time that it proposes its own political agenda, which may or may not be aligned with its own country. The city thereby becomes a source of innovation in the field of diplomacy. The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating the political and diplomatic role of cities, which have become epicentres of prevention and response in the face of this public health crisis.

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By examining the great economic and political transformations of our time, it is revealed how cities and their hinterlands have become part of globalisation. The global city has joined the group of actors who develop diplomatic, political and communicative action in a manner that is de facto and lawful. Thus, the city is involved in the formulation of foreign policy at the same time that it proposes its own political agenda, which may or may not be aligned with its own country. The city thereby becomes a source of innovation in the field of diplomacy. The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating the political and diplomatic role of cities, which have become epicentres of prevention and response in the face of this public health crisis.

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

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By examining the great economic and political transformations of our time, it is revealed how cities and their hinterlands have become part of globalisation. The global city has joined the group of actors who develop diplomatic, political and communicative action in a manner that is de facto and lawful. Thus, the city is involved in the formulation of foreign policy at the same time that it proposes its own political agenda, which may or may not be aligned with its own country. The city thereby becomes a source of innovation in the field of diplomacy. The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating the political and diplomatic role of cities, which have become epicentres of prevention and response in the face of this public health crisis.

In: Urban Diplomacy
In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

Big Data is a transformational avalanche of data-encompassing ideas, activities, standards, social behaviours and customs, plus related devices and platforms. This new environment changes the nature of public policies and decision-making. Big Data in International Politics refers to the intelligence provided to improve processes and results in world affairs. Applications and databases have become sources of authority at a moment when expert knowledge is under suspicion. Without data, decisions are less transparent and tend to be arbitrary. However, automation has also favoured the dissemination of propaganda. International Politics for Big Data promotes governance bringing together both political and technical aspects. Privacy, and Human Rights, and discourse on the common good appear as universal values. Big Data for International Politics is devoted to improving relations among international actors. The work agenda includes the refugee issue, global public health and combating climate change, an expression of humanitarian innovation and conflict prevention. Finally, the article refers to two unsettled issues: 1) the value of forecasts based on previous behaviours in a growing environment of complexity and 2) data politics, the political nature of data collection and its bias.

In: Baltic Yearbook of International Law Online

Ideas fuel power, giving means, understanding and arguments to the public sphere. Think tanks are the most influential actors in creating and disseminating such ideas in the field of international relations. This article analyses the networks of relations among think tanks in order better to understand their nature and the ways in which they operate in a global reality, organized by geographical areas. The research method is by structural analysis, using raw data collected on Twitter. Most of the think tanks selected are those categorized by the gotothinktank.com study. The main conclusions are that English is the predominant language, that geography still matters in influencing ideas and that us-based think tanks lead the social media conversation.

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy