Drazen Pehar writes about historical rhetoric; specifically the historical analogies used by diplomats and politicians to strengthen their arguments and convince others of their views.
Rather than individual documents, Dr Keith Hamilton looks at the process and purpose of compiling collections of documents.
Dr Francisco Gomes de Matos applies what he calls the "Pedagogy of Positiveness" to diplomatic communication.
In the preface below, Jovan Kurbalija and Hannah Slavik introduce the chapters in the book, and extract the general themes covered by the various authors.
The Internet and diplomats of the twenty century: how new information technologies affect the ordinary work of diplomats
The time of diplomacy is far from over. This paper discusses how its role will become ever more central as most important affairs will have to be handled at global, regional and sub-regional levels.
The functioning of diplomacy is influenced by a complicated combination of different interrelated factors.
The Mediterranean Academy of Diplomacy has recently organised two international conferences addressing the future of diplomacy.
As times change so do customs generally. In diplomacy protocol too changes and develops, mirroring broader societal norms. This paper discusses developments in protocol and how it provides the commonly accepted norms of behaviour for the conduct of relations between states.
As the new South Africa adapts to an ever-changing regional, continental and global environment, this paper reviews current developments against the background of the historic situation and of the evolution of diplomacy world-wide.