Ali Fisher uses data to dispute the claim that ISIS is on the decline.
Tensions between India and Pakistan played a significant role at the latest UN General Assembly, according to Muhammad Ittefaq.
Olga Krasnyak discusses how disputes over historical memory in Russia and the Baltic States have played out on social media.
Chris Hensman & Shawn Powers discuss how the rise of digital technology poses a threat to PD practitioners.
An article in the Cambridge Journal of Eurasian Studies looks at the impact of Twitter on Russia-Turkey relations.
Burson-Marsteller has released its second annual Twiplomacy study.
Does life imitate art, or does it just seem that the longer the Trump adventure proceeds the more it resembles “House of Cards?” I’m not suggesting that our real-life drama borrows from the Netflix series, now seen round the world, but there is a sense in which the real and make-believe of American politics are converging as never before. Consider the debate over “real” news versus “fake news.” Consider that fact and non-reality are intertwined as never before in social media, IT games, and movies.
Two unprecedented events this week shook one of the wealthiest regions on earth to its core. It underscores the urgency for diplomacy and a global engagement suited to the 21st century. They also emphasize the need to end egotistic "140-word" foreign policy strategies and bullying of nations. [...] In what’s becoming a new norm in diplomatic exchanges, however, UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Bin Mohammad Gargash, “tweeted” that "Qatar’s seeking protection from two non-Arab states 'Turkey and Iran' is tragic and comical."