Diplomacy And International Relations

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Diplomacy is the practice of managing negotiations between representatives of countries or groups. Often at times it is refers to international diplomacy which is the managing of international relations through the intervention of professional diplomats in regards to issues of wars, peace-making, trade, economics, cultures, human rights ,etc. “ If western diplomacy has a role to play it will have to be discrete and carefully considered, always bearing in mind that the governing rule of diplomats, like that of doctors must be ‘first do no harm’ (Monteagle).Basically diplomacy is the substitute for the use of force or any other means in statecraft ,it is how countries use power to apply peaceful changes between other countries.
Diplomacy is mostly carried out in secret, even though the outcome is usually made public. “The purpose of diplomacy is to strengthen the state, nation or organization it serves in relation to others by advancing the interest in its charge. To this end, diplomatic activity endeavors to maximize a group’s advantage without the risk and expense of using force and preferably without causing resentment it habitually but not invariably strives to preserve peace; diplomacy is strongly inclined toward negotiation to achieve agreements and resolve issues between states.” (Britannica). During the creation of the United Nations, diplomacy was very important. Representatives of countries had to be very discerning, in order to further the concerns of their various countries, these representatives had to know exactly what they needed to gain and not back down. Diplomacy is prevention, which is the first line of defense. Alongside the absence of Cold war threat, diplomatic damages have decreased.Al...

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In essence diplomacy has to be practiced by every country irrespective of whether they are big or small, no country can live in isolation so diplomacy is the task of maintaining international relations, it offers a wider scope for diplomatic activities and a medium for power. One could say Diplomacy is a game, because it takes more than just premeditated strategies. In diplomatic issues the main goal is to negotiate and work together with the other actors in order to gain an edge, sometimes it involves backstabbing, where the other actors get hurt and one actor becomes victorious.to many people diplomacy is a game worth the time, most people relate to the risks it takes to play while others learn and wish to keep playing the game, But, Diplomacy is more than just a game, it is an experience and it is where trust is more valuable than luck.
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