Cyber Public Diplomacy

Principal Investigator:
Alexander Evans, CPD Research Fellow 2024-26

This project will focus on how cyber diplomacy is influencing – and changing – the content and strategic approach to public diplomacy by leading liberal democracies. Are there differences in cyber public diplomacy, or is it but an extension of traditional public diplomacy? What new forms of engagement, content or tools are being employed for cyber public diplomacy? And how is a subject area that is often technical, complicated and potentially ‘boring’ – despite being geopolitically important – effectively communicated by states? Which audiences are states pursuing? And what potential influence could cyber public diplomacy have? Findings of this study will set out core themes and emerging practices around cyber public diplomacy and investigate the key likely future challenges.