DIPLOMACY - RESOURCES
The Rules of
Diplomacy - from The
University of Connecticut Project in International Negotiation (CPIN)
The Institute for Multi-track Diplomacy
mission is to promote a systems approach to peacebuilding and to facilitate
the transformation of deep-rooted social conflict. Multi-track diplomacy
is more than convential diplomacy. It is a system of twelve basic principles
that when combined, form the basis for multi-track diplomacy. These twelve
principles are: 1. Relationship - building strong interpersonal and
intergroup relations throughout the fabric of society. 2. Long-term commitment
- making an ongoing commitment to people and to processes that may take years
to come to fruition. 3. Cultural synergy - respecting the cultural wisdom of
all the parties and welcoming the creative interaction of different cultural
ways. 4. Partnership - modeling collaborative processes by partnering with
local parties and with other institutions and coalitions. 5. Multiple
technologies - utilizing a variety of technologies, as appropriate, and
creating new methods, as needed, to meet the unique needs of each situation.
6. Facilitation - assisting parties in taking responsibility for their own
dreams and destiny. 7. Empowerment - helping people become empowered agents of
change and transformation within their societies. 8. Action research -
learning from all that we do and sharing that learning with others. 9.
Invitation - entering the system where there is an invitation and an open
door. 10. Trust - building relationships of mutual trust and caring within the
system. 11. Engagement - acknowledging that once we enter a system, we become
a unique part of it, an engaged, caring, and accountable partner. 12.
Transformation - catalyzing changes at the deepest level of beliefs,
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) - Unique in its systemic approach to peacemaking and conflict resolution,
this book identifies the players (official and non-state actors) and
activities that contribute to the peacemaking and peacebuilding process.
Diamond and McDonald show how all nine tracks are interlinked and provide
extensive resources for each track along with new ideas and fresh
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from http://www.peace.ca/glossaryUColorado.htm :
Citizen diplomacy (sometimes called "track two diplomacy")
refers to unofficial contacts between people of different nations, as
differentiated from official contacts between governmental representatives.
Citizen diplomacy includes exchanges of people (such as student exchanges),
international religious, scientific and cultural activities, as well as
unofficial dialogues, discussions, or negotiations between citizens of
Generally, diplomacy refers to the interaction between two or more
nation-states. Traditionally carried out by government officials, who
negotiate treaties, trade policies, and other international agreements, the
term has been extended to include unofficial exchanges of private citizens
(such as cultural, scientific, and religious exchanges) as well as
unofficial (sometimes called "citizen" or "track-two")
diplomacy in which private citizens actually try to develop solutions to
international diplomatic problems.
This term has been developed recently to reflect the idea
that international exchanges can take many forms beyond official
negotiations between diplomats. Examples of multi-track diplomacy
include official and unofficial conflict resolution efforts, citizen and
scientific exchanges, international business negotiations, international
cultural and athletic activities and other international contacts and
cooperative efforts. (also note that it is Item 39 of
the Hague Appeal for Peace Agenda http://www.peace.ca/agendaofthehague.htm
Two Diplomacy http://www.colorado.edu/conflict/peace/treatment/citdip.htm
Track two diplomacy involves unofficial dialogue,
discussions, or even negotiations between ordinary citizens about topics
that are usually reserved for diplomats--for instance about arms
control agreements, or negotiations to end to long-standing international
conflict. It is differentiated from Track One diplomacy which involves
formal discussions between official diplomats.
gun boat diplomacy ...
This aggressive posture is
called forward presence, in current jargon. In truth, it is no more than gun
which through the implied threat of military
action is intended to influence and control events http://www.peace.ca/confrontationorcooperation.htm
Triple Track Diplomacy
Yokota, Y. (1998).
diplomacy in the context of the United Nations.
In B.Edstrom, (Ed.). The
United Nations, Japan and Sweden: Achievements and Challenges
(pp.85-95). Swedish Institute of
International Affairs & the Center for Pacific Asia Studies (ISSN
91-7183-161-4 ISBN 91-7183-288-2).
The United Nations, Iran, and Iraq : How Peacemaking
Changed (An Institute for the Study of Diplomacy) ~Cameron R. Hume,
Indiana University Press, Hardcover - May 1994, US List Price: $20.00
Diplomacy by Henry
Kissinger - Book
Review - "The book should be the first text introduced in any
Political Science, Military Science or Internal Affairs class."
The Multilateral Diplomacy and International Affairs Management Training
The American Academy of Diplomacy - Mission: The
overriding concern underlying each and every activity of the Academy is its
belief that the quality of American diplomacy is vital to its effectiveness,
whether the practitioner comes from the career service or the political
domain. That concern is evident in the objectives stated in its articles of
incorporation: 1. to foster high standards of qualification for, and
performance in, the conduct of diplomacy and the foreign affairs of the United
States; 2. to increase public understanding and appreciation of the
contributions of diplomacy to the national interests of the United States; 3.
to study and, as appropriate, to disseminate findings and recommendations with
regard to the conduct and content of American foreign policy; and to
encourage the strengthening and improvement of American diplomatic
representation abroad. The Academy also has an interest in pressing for
adequate financial and other support for the foreign affairs activities of the
United States Government; in preserving and enhancing the professional
qualifications and career attractiveness of the American Foreign Service; and
in ensuring that the country maintains a coherent and consistent foreign
policy in all circumstances.
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with similar goals and objectives. Some of these organizations include, the
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Training, Diplomatic & Consular Officers Retired, the American Foreign
Service Association and the Council of American Ambassadors. These groups meet
quarterly as the Foreign Affairs Council to share information and, as
appropriate, to share in and coordinate their activities. More
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American diplomacy and supports training of foreign affairs personnel at the
NFATC's Foreign Service Institute (FSI) through a variety of programs and
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