Monday 19 Feb 2018 | 09:22 | SYDNEY
Monday 19 Feb 2018 | 09:22 | SYDNEY

diplomatic network

Lowy Institute Global Diplomacy Index in Joseph Nye Foreign Affairs article

In the latest issue of the magazine Foreign Affairs, "Will the liberal order survive?", Joseph S Nye uses the Global Diplomacy Index as an indication of US power.  

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Key Findings

  • A strong diplomatic network assists in building and maintaining a nation's international standing and influence; the corollary of this is that Australia's international standing and influence are affected by our depleted overseas diplomatic network.
  • The nation's growing whole-of-government presence at overseas missions amplifies Australia's capacity to some extent, but also places serious burdens on Australia's most important diplomatic representatives.
  • A specialist Office of eDiplomacy is critically important to successfully implement new ediplomacy tools across DFAT.
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the US State Department have used various methods to assess and measure the effectiveness of their public diplomacy and ediplomacy activities.

Executive Summary


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