Professor Raymond Cohen writes that "when negotiation takes place across languages and cultures the scope for misunderstanding increases.
Conference interpreters Vicky Cremona and Helena Mallia outline the different types of conference interpretation, difficulties in interpretation, preparation and techniques, and team work. On the topic of diplomatic conferences they point out that "confidence in the interpreters is essential.
Rather than individual documents, Dr Keith Hamilton looks at the process and purpose of compiling collections of documents.
Diplomacy as practiced by foreign services and foreign ministries has seemed in recent years to be in decline. Or is it? This paper discusses the history and evolution of diplomacy - and the distance it has travelled.
Opening address of the Honourable Dr. George F. Vella, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Environment of Malta
The functioning of diplomacy is influenced by a complicated combination of different interrelated factors.
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.
Sanctions adversely affect all the structures of the state and society, and render difficult, if not impossible, the normal operation of services, including the Foreign Service.This paper discusses the challenges faced by the Yugoslav diplomatic service when the country was under sanction.
The Internet and diplomats of the twenty century: how new information technologies affect the ordinary work of diplomats
This paper describes and discusses public diplomacy from the practitioner’s perspective