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4 aspects of e-politeness in 2021

Jovan Kurbalija

This text on e-politeness is dedicated to those who have been waiting for me to reply to their e-mail for weeks, and to those who did not reply to my e-mails for weeks; to those on whose great blog posts I did not l...

The Future of Diplomacy: Report, videos, photos available


In November, Diplo celebrated 15 years of DiploFoundation and 25 years of research and training on Internet and diplomacy. To mark this milestone, we reflected on the role of diplomacy in the modern era, and the impa...

Diplomatic distancing

Mary Murphy

As more than 40 heads of state and dignitaries visited Paris on Sunday to show their solidarity with the people of France under the banner of anti-terrorism and freedom of speech, some in Budapest were wondering why P...

Email Etiquette

Liz Galvez

How long can you leave an email unanswered without causing offence to the sender? Should you block your official email at the end of the working week, or like German car manufacturer Daimler, for the whole of your sum...

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The Birth and evolution of a diplomatic culture

Diplomats have often been blamed for failing to prevent the outbreak of the First World War.... Read more...

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Developments in protocol

As times change so do customs generally. In diplomacy protocol too changes and develops, mirroring broader societal norms. This paper discusses developments in protocol and how it provides the commonly accepted norms of behaviour for the conduct of relations between st... Read more...

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