The diplomacy of small states, a subset of diplomacy, warrants its own examination. Small states - in the wider Caribbean, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Asia, Africa, and Europe - form an integral part of the international order operating in the same bro...

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Diplomatic means can transform the smallness of a state into an asset when promoting national and international interests. This course examines the manner in which small states conduct their diplomacy to pursue their foreign policy objectives, and...

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Diplomacy in the 21st century is more proactive, multidirectional, and innovative than ever before. Our world is increasingly interconnected, as demonstrated by the domestic impact of external issues. New subjects crowd the international agenda. 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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Effective bilateral diplomacy is essential to advancing a country’s external interests. Bilateral diplomacy is a key building block of international relations, i.e. the way a pair of countries deals with each other. This course offers a practition...

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Palestinian national identity evolved as Palestinians came under the rule of a colonial power with an agenda whose aim contradicted their very existence as a nation. Quickly, Palestinian political activists realized that forming a uniting and unified representative body that could engage the international and regional players was a political and practical requirement for the achievement of their national aspirations. But with the formation of the first Palestinian representative body, the struggle for independence began and with it, the crucial battle for recognition.

Palestinian representation was greatly and negatively affected by competing regional and international players. These influences often translated into the potent danger of fragmentation. Hence achieving political independence for Palestinian representation was a crucial victory of evolved political thought. It also opened the door to regional and international recognition.

International powers have manipulated this issue several times in order to crush Palestinian aspirations and debilitate the efforts towards achieving statehood. This manipulation is easiest at times of internal division as it enables opponents of Palestinian aspirations to stunt efforts leading to their achievement. Hence, the onus of preserving Palestinian representation lies squarely on Palestinians as failing this strategic responsibility could indefinitely set back the national aspirations.

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 Ammar Hijazi , 2010
 
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This paper discusses whether IT is functioning mainly as an instrument of states in their quest for power and wealth or is principally operating as a transformative agent by market forces and various sectors of civil society.

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Modern Diplomacy. Ed J. Kurbalija (1998)
 Richard Falk , 1998

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In the first part of the book, Brian Hocking, suggests the importance of seeing diplomacy in a context broader than that of the state system with which it is often associated. Hocking also explains how problems of interpretation and understanding, applicable to MSD as it is to other models, result from evolving patterns of diplomacy. Hocking also suggests that it is possible to recognise the intersection of two diplomatic cultures overlaying and informing one another, whose coexistence generates, simultaneously, creative and negative tensions.

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Multistakeholder Diplomacy - Challenges and Opportunities. Ed by J. Kurbalija and V. Katrandjiev (2006)
 Brian Hocking , 2006
 
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