New information and communication technologies have now entered the realm of foreign policy, and they have a direct impact on international relations in the 21st century.
Modern media's impact on foreign policy will be a key discussion point at DW's 2015 Global Media Forum in Bonn.
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Unlike other Central European leaders, Slovakia's prime minister Robert Fico is often seen rubbing shoulders with Vladimir Putin and has been reluctant to criticize Moscow's role in the Ukrainian conflict. And Slovakia has been busy cementing ties to Belarus, a country criticised for violations of democracy. Julian Berner has this report on Slovakia’s foreign policy offensive in Eastern Europe.
International conflicts are often dominated by the military. But civilian experts are more sought after than ever. Four years ago, Germany's federal government wanted to expand their role. What is the situation now?