The time of diplomacy is far from over. This paper discusses how its role will become ever more central as most important affairs will have to be handled at global, regional and sub-regional levels.

Author/s: Dietrich Kappeler,
Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)

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

Author/s: George Vella,
Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (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.

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

Diplomacy as practiced by foreign services and foreign ministries has seemed in recent years to be in decline. Or is it? This paper discusses the history and evolution of diplomacy - and the distance it has travelled.

Author/s: Richard Langhorne,
Source: Modern Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (1998)