The readers who have known us since our humble beginnings, know that we set out to accomplish a very lofty goal during one of the most disruptive times in the media business. In 2006 social media giants Twitter and Facebook were just being born alongside a flurry of layoffs across a number of legacy publications. We know now they would ultimately completely change the business of content creation. But that’s a story for another time.
We set out to publish Diplomatic Courier at a time when there was a real need for new voices in international affairs — voices that represented an evolution in diplomacy, policy, business, and tech. We began as a quarterly journal, then a bi-monthly, and then a monthly. And in 2016, as we celebrated our ten-year anniversary, we shifted our print strategy to publish only special editions. In the meantime, our digital presence grew substantially, reaching 182 countries with nearly 10 million readers.
Since then, our special editions — especially our signature bookazines, which resemble part periodical, part journal — have become highly-anticipated amongst our members. This year, we’ve produced several high-level bookazines, including our annual Davos Dialogue, the Good Country Index, the IX Summit of the Americas, Great Powers and Urbanization, UNGA 77, and COP27, to name but a few. We also published numerous reports in collaboration with our partners at Salzburg Global Seminar, Gallup, DisinfoLab, and GEC Risk Advisory. We also cherish our partnership with Project Syndicate, bringing world-class opinion leaders to our audience in the United States and across the world.
This special edition — the last one for 2022 — is our gift to our readers. This collection of our “greatest hits” chronicles the biggest stories that you, our readers, shared and engaged with the most, bound together in a special holiday edition. From the war in Ukraine to the fall of Crypto, this edition has something for everyone. We are grateful for your continued support. From our entire team at Diplomatic Courier, we wish you a joyful holiday season and peaceful New Year.