Tom Fletcher explores how the digital age is powering foreign policy in the 21st century.

Tom Fletcher, UK Ambassador to Lebanon (2011-15); Author, Naked Diplomacy: Power and Statecraft in a Digital Age

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Overview

Tom Fletcher, former UK Ambassador to Lebanon (2011-15) and author of Naked Diplomacy: Power and Statecraft in a Digital Age, explores how the digital age is powering foreign policy in the 21st century. He explains how diplomats are increasingly recognizing the power of social media to draw influence, legitimacy and power. However, there are also risks attached: drawing on his personal experiences, he describes why diplomats have to remain cautious of the threat of cyberterrorism. Nevertheless, the biggest risk, he explains, is not using the latest technology to meet emerging challenges.

Read more in the latest issue of The World Today 'Tom Fletcher: Diplomacy in the digital age'

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