Rebooting the EU’s Cyberdiplomacy
by Patryk Pawlak
It is urgent that modern diplomacy and progressive foreign policy agendas embrace cyber- and technology-related issues. And yet, they often don’t. The EU has signifciantly ramped up its tools and policies, but it still has not answered one basic question: How does cyber diplomacy support its broader foreign and security policy objectives? Big players like China, Russia, and the US view cyber diplomacy as one little piece in their bigger effort to shape the future world order, yet the EU lags behind. Without strong political leadership that acknowledges cyber diplomacy as an important aspect of the EU’s foreign and security policy, the EU risks missing the forest for the trees. What can be done?