"Political interference in the process is distinctly off limits," Carl Bildt wrote. "Clear?”
SEOUL -- The solution to privacy concerns lies not in data localization, but in the development of secure systems and the proper use of encryption. Data storage actually means the continuous transfer of data between users, with no regard for Westphalian borders. Policies born of confusion, chaos and confrontation have no place in this new world of opportunities.
As nationalism may seduce the masses, so may vanity have the same effect upon individual diplomats engaged in conflict resolution. While some may debate what strategic interests, conspiracies or prejudices are at play in motivating policy, too frequently it may be the egos of the personalities involved.
STOCKHOLM -- The Internet has already become the most important infrastructure of the world. And that's just the beginning. Soon it will also be the infrastructure of all of our other infrastructures. So far, the governance of the net has been a biosphere of informal and formal institutions with multiple stakeholders having a say, but none having a dominating influence. But the dynamics of its development would not have been possible without the strong role of the tech community.
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The scent of nationalism was present in the former-Yugoslavia before Vladimir Putin effectively assumed power in Moscow. Already during the early stages of the conflict in Bosnia & Herzegovina, "BiH" solutions were being fashioned in the hope of, well appeasing is perhaps an appropriate term, those leaders in the region but also Moscow who saw feudal nationalism as the vehicle to replace authoritarian communism.
Either of these aims certainly has far-reaching implications not only for an independent Ukraine, but, as I said, also Kazakhstan
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Now is the time, Carl Bildt, to be a Minister of Foreign Affairs for the oppressed, to be the forceful diplomat that you assume yourself to be. Pick up the phone and call Kerry, Ban Ki Moon and the others you need to contact.
These "clash of civilization" expressions, say the Orthodox faculty members at Fordham, rely on "flawed assumptions about Orthodox Christian history and doctrine." It is important to get this story and scene right, they argue because it will play out politically wherever "East vs. West" language is convenient in various causes.
While we have not yet outgrown Twitter and Facebook -- still key ingredients for any government's digital strategy -- foreign policy is fast moving towards more innovative ways to change its elitist undertones and become a truly participatory, collaborative forum.
Turkey and Greece and Cypriots have to make a decision and either continue their nonsense political dissidence or immediately start the negotiations to give way to a united Cyprus.