What Is The Importance Of Diplomacy?


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Diplomacy in international relations is sometimes described as soft power, as opposed to the hard power of threatened, or actual war. It has been argued that diplomacy is only relevant, or useful if the country that is exercising it has the power to back up the soft power with the hard. This also means that its value depends upon the standing that any particular country has within the world, and alongside any country that it is having any political relationship with. Global power relationships have a tendency to be fluid and any alterations can impact upon the effectiveness of diplomacy.

Hard power can often be used as a tempter for countries hitherto reluctant, to open up communications and for diplomacy, the softer power, to step in and to make attractive the usual three objectives of foreign policy, values and culture. 

Diplomacy is also used as a way for nations to get other countries to bow to their way of thinking when it comes to tackling issues that affect everybody, such as climate change and the HIV epidemic.

Naturally, nobody wants economic sanctions or the threat of war, so diplomacy is vitally important. It is interesting to note that the more China becomes a military power, and, therefore, very capable of exercising its hard power, the more people are participating in cultural exchanges such as learning the language, and studying Chinese cultural expertise such as art, music and architecture. This awakening of cultural knowledge is an important diplomatic tool.

Having the Olympics in Beijing was the perfect opportunity to bring nations together in an overt display of diplomacy, and was effective in bring China to the forefront of the world’s consciousness.

Diplomacy could be seen as being a form of propaganda in as much as it helps to shape notions about particular nations or organisations.
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Importance of diplomacy is maintain the relationship between the governments of independent states and countries
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Aisha answered
War in today's world is the weapon of last Resort for projection and protection of a Nation's Interests. On the other hand diplomacy is the weapon of first choice. At the same time it must be realized that Diplomacy and War are highly complementary and often supplement each other. So in a way, diplomacy is the key in today's environment.
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Diplomacy is vital in international relations because without being diplomatic you can't protect your national interest and neither you can work with other countries. That's the key importance of diplomacy.
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daniel ebi answered

Diplomacy has played an important role in the way nation interact and relate with other nations of the world because there must be diplomacy before a nation can protect its national interest in the international system, and also that is why International Relations is an important course in the world today. I do not see any reason why some scholars believe political science is the same thing as International Relations. The difference is all clear.

International Relations is concerned with issues or affairs across boundaries while political science is concerned with domestic affairs.

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Rama Salehe answered
It is true the world will end according to the whom the world is belonging and is only God can end the world.But no one will know the day when the world is an End unless God let the world to an end.

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