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Video Games and the Simulation of International Conflict

Video Games and the Simulation of International Conflict

As with other media, games are open to multiple interpretations and can be politically significant in different ways depending on which interpretations they can sustain.

New Media and Latin American Violent Movements

New Media and Latin American Violent Movements

Social media have enabled Latin American violent movements to share their stories, whether this be the nobility of their causes or the extravagance of their lifestyles.

Imagining Integration: The Role of Social Media in the Development of Regional Identity and Empowerment

Imagining Integration: The Role of Social Media in the Development of Regional Identity and Empowerment

Language barriers across the Caribbean region make building a common identity difficult and CARICOM is not meeting its mandate of creating a community. Could social media offer some solutions?

Can Social Media Sustain a Revolution?

Can Social Media Sustain a Revolution?

Has a focus on social media in the revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East distracted us from an engaged understanding of the underlying causes of these uprisings?

Review – Networks of Outrage and Hope

Review – Networks of Outrage and Hope

From the Arab Spring to the Occupy movements, Castells’ book provides insight into the sudden rise of mass uprisings across the world, their political force, and momentum.

Public Diplomacy @ State

Public Diplomacy @ State

Social media is opening up direct two-way communications between foreign ministries and the general public on an industrial scale. The US Department of State is leading the trend.

Considering YouTube Diplomacy

Considering YouTube Diplomacy

The differences in Western and Arab reactions to the Innocence of Muslims video clip cannot be reconciled. A cultural détente is our best hope. YouTube diplomacy is now an issue that all nations must address.

Western Armed Forces and the Mass Media in Historical Perspective

Western Armed Forces and the Mass Media in Historical Perspective

The appearance of social media is less a major change than simply one more development in the long history of propaganda. In focussing on technological changes, governments and their armed forces miss the wider political and social issues.

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