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.
From cyber attacks to nuclear proliferation, the 21st century has seen new security threats emerge and old ones evolve. The result is a complex international order that calls for greater diplomacy and mediation. An evolving field of international relations, security and conflict resolution examines key geopolitical phenomena like terrorism, peacekeeping and cyber warfare.
The world of global politics and foreign affairs is changing fast, and the need to address complex issues concerning trade, diplomacy, human rights, and other areas has never been greater. As a result, there is no shortage of successful and lucrative career opportunities for students interested in international affairs.