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[WebDebate #37 summary] Multilateral diplomacy in times of COVID-19

Katharina Höne

In our monthly WebDebate, which is organised in the context of the International Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT), we looked at Multilateral diplomacy in times of COVID-19. When we observe the responses to the COVI...

[WebDebate #23 summary] #Cybermediation: New skills and tools for mediation

Andrijana Gavrilović

In our July WebDebate, we looked at what new skills are needed for mediators to operate in a conflict environment impacted by the spread of new technologies, what new tools have become available in this context, and h...

[Brussels e-briefings] The Eurozone ‘time bomb’: Can the single currency be rescued for good?

European Union (EU)

Brussels e-briefings post: Richard Werly Date: 26 July 2011 Watch the webinar recording! The following is a digest of the webinar discussions held on Tuesday, 26th July, 2011, with our host Richard Werly. W...

[Brussels e-briefings] Why the Eurozone remains a dangerous zone

European Union (EU)

As the financial markets begin to understand the real meaning of the Eurozone rescue plan, decided last Thursday in Brussels, doubts remain over its efficiency and its capacity to prevent contagion from Greece to othe...

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1990

Return to the UN: United Nations diplomacy in regional conflicts

‘… lively … persuasive … careful analysis… This is a very readable study, combining narrative strength with political acuity, and informative on the years of disappointment … Much has changed since the UN’s annus mirabilis, but Berridge’s conclusions st... Read more...

2005

Cyprus: the search for a solution

Lord Hannay, a senior British diplomat with great experience of multilateral diplomacy, retired in 1995 but was then persuaded to accept the position of Britain’s Special Representative for Cyprus. In this role he played an influential part in the UN-led effort to br... Read more...

2016

The Embassy: A story of war and diplomacy

This book tells the story of the vital role played by the US Embassy in Monrovia in helping to mediate an end to the brutal, 14-year civil war in Liberia in 2003.... Read more...

2005

DC Confidential: The controversial memoirs of Britain’s ambassador to the U.S. at the time of 9/11 and the Iraq War

The publication of these memoirs in autumn 2005 caused a public furore in Britain so I shall not waste time giving any background on Sir Christopher Meyer. (Just punch his name into Google, which will enable you in the blink of an eye even to find out from the BBC webs... Read more...

2005

Managing the Cold War: A view from the front line

Michael Alexander, a Russian-speaking senior British diplomat who died in 2002, was a major behind-the-scenes figure in what he calls the ‘management’ of the cold war to a peaceful conclusion. ... Read more...

2011

Diplomats at War: British and Commonwealth diplomacy in wartime

In their Preface, the editors of Diplomats at War say that the two world wars in the twentieth century had a “catalytic impact upon the practice of diplomacy”; among other things, they continue, this produced “an unprecedented revolution” in the way heads of mi... Read more...

2001

Keeping the Peace in the Cyprus Crisis of 1963-64

After some difficulties, a UN force was established in Cyprus (UNFICYP) following the collapse of the bicommunal independence constitution of this former British colony - a constitution which the Greek Cypriots had always felt too favourable to the Turkish minority - a... Read more...