The terrorist attacks of 9/11 have brought an old problem into new focus: how to unite a population potentially divided along racial, ethnic and denominational fault lines.
Is there a specific, distinctive diplomatic culture?
There is hardly any need to stress that the relations between the adherents of the three great religions of the Mediterranean, as indeed of all other religions, are more affected by the images that each group has of the other than by the precise content of the theological beliefs held by the spir
Open communication and interaction between political elites and civic society is considered one of the fundamental conditions of a representative, working democracy.
How do negotiators and other conflict resolution practitioners from different cultures create shared understanding? Is shared understanding enough to bridge deep differences?
This essay examines and seeks to explode the notion that diplomats are, or should be, immune to emotion in the conduct of their duties.
Basic concepts mean different things in different cultures. In multilateral relations this means that looking at such a concept is always culturally biased.
The Hutton inquiry into the death of Dr David Kelly, the senior British arms inspector in the UN inspection mission to Iraq who was found dead in an English wood in July 2003, offers revealing insights into the contrasting professional cultures of journalists, politicians and scientists.