Saturday, April 21, 2018

The evolution of the concept of diplomacy

Sajad Abedi,; see also John Brown, "Diplomacies, from Public to Pubic," Huffington Post (2016/2017)

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The use of new technologies in diplomacy plays an important role in facilitating and expediting negotiations, exchanging and accessing information, expediting exchanges, influencing public opinion and increasing global relations, and making the diplomatic apparatus of the countries more efficient. In the past, traditional national security tools, such as diplomacy, have addressed the physical effects of national power, such as military power and economic power, but these are not suited to new challenges and new international environments. As a result, soft power, public diplomacy [JB emphasis], thematic, specialized diplomacy are the main elements of new diplomacy that must be met with countless actors with different interests. ...

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