Diplomat Defined

  • 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 - March 2014

  • INDIA'S STRATEGIC STRENGTHS: Strategically Shifting Sands

    India’s expanding strategic reach and outlook and Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic and strategic heft in the Gulf region bodes well for closer strategic ties between the two nations, signalling a paradigm shift in the orientation of both New Delhi and Riyadh. Read more...

  • FOCUS: The Price of Peace in Pakistan

    When the Nawaz Sharif-led government in Pakistan recently appointed a negotiation team to engage in peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban, one of Sharif’s much-debated election promises was seemingly acted upon. Read more...

  • COVER STORY: Modi Mantra for Economic Growth

    Corruption definitely seems to be on the mind of BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Citing the tenure of the NDA government led by Vajpayee, Modi said that despite being a coalition government, thanks to zero tolerance towards corruption, no such charges were ever levied on the then government. Read more...

  • CULTURAL DIPLOMACY: Gandhi in China

    The Chinese interest in Mahatma Gandhi has fluctuated with the changing political and social situation in China. Since the 1920s, the non-cooperation movement in India impressed her Far Eastern neighbour, and Gandhi entered the Chinese national consciousness. Read more...

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