To What Extent Can the Thought of Past and Present Diplomatic Practitioners Help to Inform Contemporary Diplomatic Challenges
No matter in how many ways this term is defined, they are based upon some common assumptions which are-A difference between foreign policy and diplomacy is implied, which are often used in place of each other, as it provides with the outlines whiten which the international work.It is technically considered to be merely a practical art, but the most important aspect is the communication which includes negotiations, intentions, representations etc which are vital to reducing the gap in relations and recognition.Diplomatic practices have been adapting fundamental changes since 1945, and these activities had taken an enormous leap diversifying globally in the latter half of the 20th century. There had been many challenges like the differences in diplomatic thoughts flanked by the East and West, the radical developments of logistics and communication, the globalization and expansion internationally which put to test the nature, elasticity and efficacy of diplomacy. Many events like the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the cold war era focussed away from the attention from the revolutionary developments and thus not much academic attention was given to the latter (Saur 1997). Since 1989, international communication has exceptionally increased and it has been realised that diplomacy is inevitable for the working and existence of states nationally and internationally.Increase in the number of international actors. The number of states has become 3 times or more, the number of UN members have increased to more than 187 total to 17,020 bilateral relationships, and conventional organizations to 6,000 (Melissen 2005 ).