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By Mary on 5 Mar 2012 | From the channel/s: 

As Ireland's national day - St Patrick's Day - draws near, and people around the world get ready for the 'wearin' of the green', the papers will soon be full of retrospective pieces on Ireland's recent descent from economic grace. I've been Irish for as long as I've been alive.

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By Jovan Kurbalija on 26 Feb 2012 | From the channel/s: 

Ambiguity in diplomacy came in useful again last week. On Friday, Serbia and Kosovo reached an agreement for Kosovo representation at regional fora. Till now, Serbia, who opposes Kosovo’s independence, was blocking Kosovo’s participation in regional meetings.

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By Jovan Kurbalija on 23 Feb 2012 | From the channel/s: 

The terms ‘training’ and ‘capacity development’ are sometimes confused or used interchangeably.  E-diplomacy illustrates very well the difference between training and capacity development. Training is just one element of capacity development.

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By Editor on 7 Feb 2012 | From the channel/s: 

In his latest blog, Aldo Matteucci, Diplo's resident contrarian, questions the function of academia in modern society.

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By Jovan Kurbalija on 26 Jan 2012 | From the channel/s: 

Excerpt from Aldo Matteucci's lates blog "Controlling the Narrative"

 

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By Jovan Kurbalija on 9 Jan 2012 | From the channel/s: 

‘Cartoons and jokes are very useful as a teaching tool.

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By Jovan Kurbalija on 14 Dec 2011 | From the channel/s: 

Possibly more boring than watching paint dry is being asked to look around a newly decorated flat. But we have done more than re-design our new site and we are keen to hear if we have interpreted correctly what we have been hearing from our communities about the facilities we need to provide.

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By Jovan Kurbalija on 24 Nov 2011 | From the channel/s: 

If you landed on the Diplo website and realised that it is different, please do not worry. It is not a fake Diplo website. It is the beta version of our new website. The website is the key part of our attempt to communicate what we do and what we can offer to broader community.

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By Jovan Kurbalija on 29 Jun 2002 | From the channel/s: 

Louise Lassonde (Coping with Population Challenges, London: Earthscan Publications Limited, 1996, 7) provides the following example: "In the Cairo Programme, various formulations which were contradictory a priori were worded in suc

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By Jovan Kurbalija on 29 Jun 2002 | From the channel/s: 


Ambiguous formulations are used in diplomacy to allow for a degree of consensus when parties to a negotiation cannot come to an agreement. Drazen Pehar explains

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