Academic journal article Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations

Letter from the Editor

Academic journal article Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations

Letter from the Editor

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Female participation in international security, diplomacy, and politics is increasing. In governments around the world, more women now occupy leadership positions in foreign affairs and defense than ever before. The international community is making strides to incorporate women in all levels of policy decision-making, yet equal representation is far from a reality. In this special issue of the Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, we are focusing on security and intelligence, analyzing the growing importance of cyber security and some of the challenges women are facing in the field.

We begin our issue with an overarching examination of Japan's approach to cyber threats by professor and scholar, Dr. Motoro Tsuchiya. Dr. Lora Saalman, Director of the China and Global Security Programme at SIPRI, then offers her perpective on U.S.-China security relations in Cyberspace. Dr. Hajjar introduces us to the concept of Science Diplomacy, the role it can play in future diplomatic relations with the Near East, and whether the U.S. should consider future democratization efforts in the region. Fanny Hidvegi and her collegue, Alan Butler, of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, then round us out with a look at the future of International Data, privacy, and the role of surveillance in international relations. …

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