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  • A Foreign Office employee officially engaged as a diplomat; a person, or organization that is astute and tactful in any negotiation or relationship. This website attempts to conform to the second definition in the form of Public Diplomacy (see below).

Diplomacy Defined

  • Diplomacy is the art and practice of conducting negotiations between representatives of groups or states. It usually refers to international diplomacy, the conduct of international relations through the intercession of professional diplomats with regard to issues of peacemaking, trade, economics, culture, environment and human rights. The most common types of diplomacy: Political Diplomacy; Economic Diplomacy; Public Diplomacy; and, Soft Diplomacy.

Contents - June 2014

  • GLOBAL CENTRE STAGE: WEF Africa: Is Africa Rising?

    The word on everyone’s lip after the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA), which took place in Abuja, Nigeria from May 7-9, was ‘Africa Rising’. This optimism about an emerging Africa has even permeated the just concluded African Development Bank Annual General Meeting and 50th anniversary celebration in Kigali, Rwanda. Read more...

  • COVER STORY: La Nueva India Time for a New Impetus

    During his state visit to India in January 2005, the first by a Chilean president to the land of Gandhi and Nehru, President Ricardo Lagos met Sonia Gandhi. In his own professorial way, he pointed out the challenges of his job back home to the UPA leader. Read more...

  • LEGAL FORUM: Tackling the Menace of Money Laundering

    Considering that over 50 percent of cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) since it was notified on July 1, 2005 were registered in just the last one year, it is no surprise that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet, in its first meeting, decided to form a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to unearth the black money stashed outside the country. Read more...

  • HAPPENINGS: 20-year-old Gas Pipeline Project - India revives Talks with Oman

    Oman Foreign Minister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah was the first foreign dignitary to visit New Delhi after the Narendra Modi-led government took office. Read more...

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