Research that covers the use of social media, mobile apps, online games, and other new technologies.

Read our Digital Diplomacy Bibliography, produced in collaboration with the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Clingendael.

Digital Diplomacy

This research project will study how Twitter is being used in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as a form of digital diplomacy. 

At the dawn of mass access to the internet some, including Douglas Rushkoff, foresaw that dissident groups would use technological innovation and the networks of our postmodern society in unconventional ways and toward subversive goals. That time has come.

This project will utilize two case studies comparing the strategic narratives put forward via social media and related new media technologies by a major power (the United States) and an emerging power (South Africa) on strategic African political issues.