Aldo Matteucci explores the relevance of social context for persuasion. Since persuasion leads to change, we should look into the mechanisms of change in society.

Author/s: Aldo Matteucci,
Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy

Ambassador Victor Camilleri argues that the essence of diplomacy is a search for a point of convergence. Persuasion is one of the methods through which a point of convergence can be reached.

Author/s: Victor Camilleri,
Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy

Dr Paul Meerts discusses persuasion in the context of the Vienna Congress (1814–1815), one of the most successful diplomatic events in history.

Author/s: Paul Meerts,
Source: Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy

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

In our families, in our jobs, in our political dynamic at a national level, we always try to persuade others, first and foremost.

Author/s: Joseph Cassar,
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

Aldo Matteucci writes:

Everyone loves Wikipedia... yet hardly anyone realises that potential of the underlying software for streamlining paperwork in an MFA and significantly improving the efficiency of the archiving system. ...

Author/s: Aldo Matteucci,
Source: e-Diplomacy Library

'There is a need to address these challenges to enhance the capacity of the AU organs, institutions and member states to better respond to instances of ICT policy in Africa.

Author/s: Eliot Nsega,
Source: Emerging Leaders for the Digital World (2011)

‘While employers and tertiary institutions have been providing Internet access to their employees for the last 10–12 years, the majority of Fijians have only been able to afford Internet access at home with

Author/s: Sam Goundar,
Source: Emerging Leaders for the Digital World (2011)