Digital technologies have transformed personal communication, connecting people around the world at a moment’s notice. On a larger scale, these platforms have also altered the behaviors and interactions of states, reworking long-held definitions of sovereignty and international community. An emerging paradigm, the ‘digital state’ helps explain how great technological progress has altered diplomacy, economics and communication in an increasingly online world.
Globalization has made business diplomacy essential in a variety of sectors, from world trade to sustainable development. Channelling private interests through geo-political insight, business diplomacy improves dialogue between companies, governments, and international organizations.