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21st Century Diplomacy : a Practitioner's Guide by Kishan S. Rana

By Kishan S. Rana

Within the twenty first century, new different types of demanding situations as a result of interdependence between states and globalization have had a settling on effect of the behavior of international relations. international relations has develop into multifaceted, pluri-directional, unstable and in depth, as a result of the elevated complexity when it comes to actors, dialogues matters, modes of conversation, and plurality of ambitions. This detailed textual content, written through a number one pupil and Read more...

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The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, SCO, was established in 2001, successor to the “Shanghai Five” that first met in 1996. Its members are China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. While security was its initial rationale, it has since focused on economic cooperation, especially the energy sector. “Economic Cooperation Organization,” ECO, has at its core Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey (old partners of the former US-led military alliance CENTRO, that is, Central Treaty Organization).

In essence, every country finds value in working with networks that stretch into far regions, in pursuit of common or shared objectives. Often, economic opportunity provides the driving force, and this too is subject to globalized concerns. Regional diplomacy has taken on a life of its own. Virtually every country is a member of multiple groupings, many of them 3 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is investment by foreign enterprises in the production assets and the service industry in the receiving country; it is distinguished from portfolio investment, which is foreign investment in the shares and bonds traded on the stock market.

To put it another way, they need deep skills in a few areas, plus wide-even-if-shallow lateral skills in other fields; they must work harmoniously with other experts and become proficient at networking. Multiple non-state actors are the MFA’s permanent dialogue partners and stakeholders—that is, agencies active in the media, culture, academia, civil society, NGOs, science and technology (S&T), business, and others. Some of them harbor grievances over past neglect by the MFA. The working environment is polarized.

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