Cyber Diplomacy in the Era of Internet and Social Media
Keywords:Cyber Diplomacy, Media and Internet, Social Media, Cyber-attacks
A state's national interests in cyberspace are typically expressed in national cyber security policies, which include cyber diplomacy as a means of achieving such interests. It is important to note that cyber diplomacy involves a wide variety of diplomatic objectives, including the establishment of communication and interaction between government and non-actors, the avoidance of a cyber arms race, and the formation of global standards. On top of that, it discusses changes in the way diplomats do their duties, as well as restructuring of various agencies and ministries in foreign affairs to accommodate new technology in diplomacy, such as cyber security. In the era of the internet and the use of social media, the old diplomatic tactics are replaced by a new and modified form named ‘cyber diplomacy.’ This qualitative document analysis critically focused on the issues of cyber diplomacy in which the internet and social media are playing their proactive roles in the changing dynamics of international affairs.