We heard about Kissinger and Kerry in the world of diplomacy, we hear their successful stories of back channeling and conspiracies to keep up the status quo, they are the torch bearers and the inspiration in the diplomatic world.
In the olden days, kings and their ministers use to have a strategy to combat another power through war, those days did not have any back channels, boycotting, or summoning of high commissioners. Those were the days of straight talks, face to face, left or right, with us or against us. Totally different from today’s world.
But what does all the new age diplomats from all over the world do?
Well, there is an explanation for the above question, but i as a student of Political Science would like to explain it in my own way as i have understood.
According to my understanding, today’s diplomacy can be explained as
- To say what you really don’t mean
- To do what your really don’t want to
- Show utmost care for the people on whom you can easily turn your back
- Your closest ally is the one who materialistically benefits you
- One is not your enemy until he becomes ‘most inspiring leader’
- Be a mediator between parties in a conflict, but never solve the conflict
- Keep the aid box always open for the most hated
- Show that your suggestions are sincere, and then put in on a Mary go round and round and round, until seeker gives up
- Shower praises on the one who is incapable and incompetent
- You are always right, even when you are proved wrong
Will add more points if my thinking goes little more deep. Thanks for reading