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Shaun Riordan on social media algorithms and information warfare.

Either Facebook starts sharing more information about how its algorithms work, or social media platforms will be reduced to battlefields for 21st century warfare.

Shaun Riordan discusses why adding an extra €1 million per year to the East Stratcom Unit won't be much help.

Shaun Riordan asks, "As U.S. hegemony declines and a more genuinely multipolar world system emerges, will alternative approaches to diplomacy and global governance also emerge?"

September 4, 2017

Shaun Riordan revisits his earlier blog post and attempts to quantify what qualifies as diplomatic behavior.

The G20 Summit

Shaun Riordan discusses how the importance of the G20 summit goes beyond its communique.

Diplomacy in Scrabble Tiles

Shaun Riordan on how creating more subsets of diplomacy can lead to confusion about what diplomacy actually is.

Chess board

Digital diplomacy involves more than simply social media, argues Shaun Riordan.

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