Persuasion is a very relative concept. Like beauty, persuasion is the eye of the beholder. Admittedly, persuasion does not exist in the absence of results.

Author/s: Petru Dumitriu,
Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy

Dr George Vella, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malta, argues that persuasion is central not only to diplomacy but also to society in general. He highlights three aspects of persuasion.

Author/s: George Vella,
Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy

On Diplo’s blog, in Diplo’s classrooms, and at Diplo’s events, dialogues stretch over a series of entries, comments, and exchanges and may even linger. DiploDialogue summarises. It’s like in sports events: DiploDialogue aims to bring focus by deleting what, in hindsight, is less relevant.

Author/s: Aldo Matteucci and Katharina Höne,
Source: DiploDialogue

Dr Alex Sceberras Trigona stresses that not only persuasion but also resisting persuasion is highly important for small states, which tend to be seen as the ‘diplomatic prey’ of great powers.

Author/s: Alex Sceberras Trigona,
Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy

Peacetime Regime for State Activities in Cyberspace (ed by Katharine Ziolkowski)  covers in a multi-disciplinary approach the technical, legal, policy and diplomacy aspects of State activities in cyberspace during peacetime.

Author/s: Dr Jovan Kurbalija,
Source: Other

Dr Biljana Scott’s article on framing an argument introduces the linguistic and rhetoric aspects of persuasion.

Author/s: Biljana Scott,
Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy

The increasing militarisation of cyber-space comes in response to fears of critical damage caused by digital weapons like Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS).

Author/s: Vladimir Radunovic,
Source: Other

Genuine, honest persuasion cannot be rhetoric, cannot be show, and cannot be theatrics. It has to be something that you genuinely believe in, and people sense this.

Author/s: Joe Borg,
Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy

Dr Milan Jazbec, a practitioner and researcher in diplomacy, positions a discussion on persuasion in the sociology of diplomacy. Social context determines both diplomacy and persuasion.

Author/s: Milan Jazbec,
Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy

Ambassador Kishan Rana indicates the cultivation of relations and the credibility of diplomats as the basis for persuasion in diplomacy.

Author/s: Kishan Rana,
Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy