Publication Date: 30-01-2024
This study delves into the potential of digital health/humanitarian diplomacy to alleviate conflicts and enhance communication among conflicting Middle Eastern states during crises. It analyzes the impact of United Arab Emirates (UAE) humanitarian aid in connecting Syria, Turkey, and the Arab world following tensions since 2011, notably after earthquakes. Additionally, it investigates health collaborations between the UAE and Israel pre-Abraham Accords amid the COVID-19 pandemic to evaluate their influence on the Accord. Employing qualitative methods like critical discourse analysis and expert interviews, the study underscores how digital humanitarian health diplomacy, particularly on "Twitter X," shapes diplomatic interactions during crises like natural disasters and pandemics, fostering humanized engagements and surmounting diplomatic relationship barriers.
digital diplomacy, humanitarian diplomacy, health diplomacy, adversarial states, Middle East, social media, Twitter X, communication, conflict mitigation, crises, joint health projects, peace, diplomatic tension.