Ambassador Stanko Nick takes a practical approach, examining issues such as the choice of language in bilateral and multilateral meetings, the messages conveyed by language choice, difficulties posed by interpretation, and aspects of diplomatic language including nuance, extra-linguistic...

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Stanko Nick, 2001

Professor Raymond Cohen writes that "when negotiation takes place across languages and cultures the scope for misunderstanding increases.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Raymond Cohen, 2001

Opening address of the Honourable Dr. George F. Vella, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Environment of Malta

Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)
Author: George Vella, 1998

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.

Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)
Author: Erik Goldstein, 1998

 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.

Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)
Author: Milan Mitic, 1998

This paper describes and discusses public diplomacy from the practitioner’s perspective

Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)
Author: Pamela H. Smith, 1998

The Internet and diplomats of the twenty century: how new information technologies affect the ordinary work of diplomats

Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)
Author: Stefano Baldi, 1998

This paper provides a brief summary of the main issues relevant to the contemporary role of diplomatic spouses and its future in the contemporary European context. It outlines some of the measures being introduced by Foreign Services to respond to the changing role and position of spouses.

Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)
Author: Annabel Hendry, 1998

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.

Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)
Author: Marie Muller, 1998

This paper discusses the problem of diplomatic representation. Diplomats should remind themselves and others that they are first and foremost the representatives of sovereign states, that this is their raison d’être and a precondition for anything else they might aspire to be or to do.

Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)
Author: Paul Sharp, 1998

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