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.

Author: Biljana Scott,

This papers examines how the Macedonians and the Albanians live in Macedonia. How do they communicate? Is there friendship everywhere? How do the two nations, live together, how do they communicate.

Author: Marina Tuneva-Jovanovska,

Today the world is becoming smaller and smaller - distances shrink and become irrelevant, information flows are immense and very fast. People tend to speak foreign languages and, to their surprise, find out that this is not enough. There is more to it, and it is culture.

Author: Alena Korshuk,

Foreign cultural policy is in itself vital for establishing long lasting and deep relations between countries in international intercourse.

Author: Heinrich Reimann,

Communication between information technologists and their clients – including diplomats - does not work as well as it should. We know that information technology has become ubiquitous.

Author: Eduardo Gelbstein,

When two negotiating parties from different cultural backgrounds attempt to communicate, the potential for disagreement and misunderstanding is great.

Author: Yunxia Zhu and Sun Zhu,

This paper develops a model of diplomacy training based on intercultural competence and situated learning and applies the model to intercultural encounters.

Author: Yunxia Zhu,

This paper is a comparative examination of the websites of the ministries of foreign affairs of China, India, Germany, France, Chile, Brazil, the US, Canada and several African states and their diplomatic representation abroad. The research is case-study oriented.

Author: Valentin Katrandzhiev,

This paper focuses on interactions between states, international organisations and local authorities in the implementation of the Dayton Accords for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Author: Nadia Boyadjieva and Kostadin Grozev,

Diplomats are people who are on the fringe somewhere, because they are either permanently living in or at least dealing with alien cultures, cultures with different values.

Author: Geert Hofstede,