Basic concepts mean different things in different cultures. In multilateral relations this means that looking at such a concept is always culturally biased.
This essay examines and seeks to explode the notion that diplomats are, or should be, immune to emotion in the conduct of their duties.
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.
Europe has many borders. Its small countries with millenary histories and diversities offer a variety of intercultural challenges.
When two negotiating parties from different cultural backgrounds attempt to communicate, the potential for disagreement and misunderstanding is great.
Open communication and interaction between political elites and civic society is considered one of the fundamental conditions of a representative, working democracy.
IC and Diplomacy - Lessons from Two Fields: A Diplomat and
an Interculturalist Converse
Diplomats have often been blamed for failing to prevent the outbreak of the First World War.
Foreign cultural policy is in itself vital for establishing long lasting and deep relations between countries in international intercourse.
Today the world is becoming smaller and smaller - distances shrink and become irrelevant, information flows are immense and very fast. People tend to speak foreign languages and, to their surprise, find out that this is not enough. There is more to it, and it is culture.