Foreign cultural policy is in itself vital for establishing long lasting and deep relations between countries in international intercourse.
How do negotiators and other conflict resolution practitioners from different cultures create shared understanding? Is shared understanding enough to bridge deep differences?
This paper identifies challenges that women face when working overseas in diplomatic positions, a professional environment that historically has been male dominated and that can be characterised in some ways as an 'old boys' network.
Diplomats have often been blamed for failing to prevent the outbreak of the First World War.
This paper develops a model of diplomacy training based on intercultural competence and situated learning and applies the model to intercultural encounters.
There is hardly any need to stress that the relations between the adherents of the three great religions of the Mediterranean, as indeed of all other religions, are more affected by the images that each group has of the other than by the precise content of the theological beliefs held by the...
This essay examines how intercultural communication differences among nations can inadvertently magnify tensions during a crisis when nations rely on their own cultural style of public diplomacy to communicate with foreign publics.
This paper presents a number of case studies illustrating the role of jargon, protocols and uniforms in creating communication problems.
Communication between information technologists and their clients – including diplomats - does not work as well as it should. We know that information technology has become ubiquitous.
This essay examines and seeks to explode the notion that diplomats are, or should be, immune to emotion in the conduct of their duties.