Earlier this year, we were intrigued by the discovery of the oldest intact shipwreck ever found – a Greek vessel from about 400BCE – on the bottom of the Black Sea. Ships such as this one carried trade, and with it diplomatic relations, between the c...
 18 Dec 2018

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Employed against a warlike background, the diplomatic methods of the ancient Greeks are thought by some to have been useless but by others to have been the most advanced seen prior to modern times. This book works to its own view by looking at the co...
Author: G.R. Berridge

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André Saramago is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Coimbra, in Coimbra, Portugal. His research focuses on the fields of international relations theory, international historical sociology, and East Asia studies. A...

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Why do we need diplomats? Diplomats are members of a profession developed over many centuries. But why do we still need them in a world transformed by electronic communications? This course examines the nature of diplomacy; when it is appropriate;...

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How to make diplomacy more inclusive and effective is a recurring theme in the history of diplomacy.[1] Aldo Matteuci explains in his bloghow even the powerful Catholic Church had to find ways to accommodate the various secular interests at the...
 17 Mar 2013

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INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED DIPLOMATIC WEBINARS The farther backward you can look, the further forward you can see. This quote from Winston Churchill could be a Twitter-style description of our 2013 journey through the interplay between diplom...

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Summary of the Advanced Webinar on Evolution of Technology and Diplomacy (held on 25 January 2013) See: Background document 1. Introduction The webinar started with a discussion on Churchill’s famous quotation (also the motto of ...

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Webinar announcement The series of monthly webinars will start with January’s discussion on Diplomacy in the Prehistoric era. You can consult the background document and join us on Friday (25 January 2013) at 13.00 CET for the online webinar. ...
 25 Jan 2013

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Amarna diplomacy (Ancient Egypt) – the first full diplomatic system with diplomatic archive (Amarna letters), elaborate communication system, diplomatic protocol and diplomatic envoys Hittiti era – the first written international treaty ...

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Background document prepared by Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Director of DiploFoundation When did diplomacy start? The search for the beginning of diplomacy is a search for the emergence of two pillars of diplomacy: empathy (the ability to unde...

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Advanced Diplomatic Webinars (January - December 2013) The main aim of this series of advanced diplomatic webinars dealing with the evolution of diplomacy and technology is to anchor our discussion on the impact of the Internet on diplomacy ...

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To understand why the UK’s handling of the Assange asylum case has provoked such a strong reaction in the global public, we need to go back in time – way back. Back to the point where our predecessors first realized that it was better to ...
 21 Aug 2012

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‘America rightly honors its great generals who protect the nation and win our wars. We should also recognize our great diplomats who outwit our enemies, open new roads to the future, and win the peace.’ Writes Nicola Burns in his text Mas...
 17 Apr 2012

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In his paper, Keith Hamilton looks at Foreign Ministries’ treatment of historical diplomacy, and specifically, the publication of diplomatic documents. Through his historical analyses, the author examines the various aims of these documents, such as, to shed light on past developments and help in current and future negotiations; to influence parliamentarians and a wider public; and to further international relations’ studies.

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Knowledge and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (2002)
 Keith Hamilton , 2002

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