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Types of diplomacy

Various types of diplomacy can be classified according to:

a) the way diplomacy is conducted. The main types are bilateral, regional and multilateral diplomacy. Other modus operandi descriptors include ping-pong diplomacy, funeral diplomacy, etc.

b) topic area which diplomacy addresses: digital diplomacy, cyber diplomacy AI diplomacy, health diplomacy, migration diplomacy, trade diplomacy, environment diplomacy, education diplomacy, etc.

You can explore these and other types of diplomacy in this part of the diplomacy website.

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From our blog

Quo vadis, United Nations?: Is the UN system too complex for its own good and how relevant is it today?

André Xuereb

14 January 2022

Multilateral diplomacy

Human history, as in fact the story of life itself, is a series of false starts, missteps, and incremental improvements, punctuated with very occasional quantum leaps. In diplomacy and politics, just as in evolution, ...

Launch: Anticipatory Science and Diplomacy for a renewed multilateralism

DiploFoundation

12 January 2022

Science diplomacy

The world is experiencing breakthrough science and technological advances at an unprecedented speed. These discoveries will reshape how we view ourselves as humans, how we relate to each other in society and how we ca...

Summit meetings: Their importance in diplomacy

Giorgos Samouel

Summits between state leaders that have no tangible outcomes are frequently considered a failure and a loss of resources and time. This post will provide a brief account of the arguments for and against the importanc...

Strategies of modern-day small states

Alfred Tabone

A general, yet to a certain extent incorrect, feeling in international relations is that smaller states are weaker than large or medium-sized states.  Many factors shed light on this school of thought, including the...

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Resources

2021

Enterprise Data Strategy: Empowering Data Informed Diplomacy (U.S. State Departement)

The Enterprise Data Strategy (EDS) aims to ensure that State Department’s workforce is equipped with the timely and relevant data necessary to make informed management decisions.... Read more...

This is the cover page of the US Data Diplomacy Strategy report

2021

Improving the practice of cyber diplomacy: Training, tools, and other resources

Cyber diplomacy, the conduct of diplomacy with respect to a state’s interests in cyberspace, is too important to ignore. Yet, the participation of countries is far from ideal.... Read more...

Improving the practice of cyber diplomacy:

2018

The Rise of TechPlomacy in the Bay area

Tech diplomacy is becoming a necessity for countries worldwide. Countries need to capture the nexus between technology innovation and economic developments. To be effectively present in the Bay Area, countries need to use innovative diplomatic approaches. This report d... Read more...

poster, San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge

2001

Language and Diplomacy

Language and Diplomacy is a collection of papers presented at the February 2000 Second International Conference on Knowledge and Diplomacy and the January 2001 Conference on Language and Diplomacy. The book examines traditional aspects of language in diplomacy: diploma... Read more...

, Language and Diplomacy

1988

South Africa and the Simonstown Agreements

In John Young (ed.), The Foreign Policy of Churchill’s Peacetime Administration 1951-1955 (Leicester UP, 1988)... Read more...

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1996

The UN and the world diplomatic system: lessons from the Cyprus and US- North Korea talks

In Bourantonis, D. and M. Evriviades (eds), A United Nations for the Twenty-First Century(Kluwer Law International, 1996), pp. 105-16... Read more...

senior citizen, Ernest Mason Satow

1996

Funeral summits

Berridge, G. R. (1996) 'Funeral summits', in David H. Dunn (ed.), Diplomacy at the Highest Level: The evolution of international summitry (Macmillan - now Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke).... Read more...

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