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U.S. Digital Diplomacy: Impact on International Security and Opportunities for Russia

Elena Zinovyeva

The term digital diplomacy, which has recently gained popularity along with such terms as Internet diplomacy, social networks diplomacy, and Web 2.0 diplomacy, was initially used in the context of U.S. foreign policy. It denoted the broad use of information and telecommunication technologies, including new media, social networks, blogs, and other media platforms on the Internet. At present, several other countries besides theUnited States are pursuing digital diplomacy programs. What’s happening in Russia?

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Security Index (International Edition) NO. 2 (103), Spring 2013