Diplomacy: 1) the art of dealing effectively with people

2) war by other means

"No foreign policy—no matter how ingenious—has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none."- former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger

So what is diplomacy?

The U.S. State Department has a great resource called DIPLOMACY 101. Check it out here. But we especially like the page called "What are the Key Pillars of American Diplomacy"? These pillars are identified as 'security, prosperity, democracy, and development'. We have no problems with these in theory, but in practice we take issue with all of them.  Whose security, whose prosperity, whose version of democracy, and what kind of development? These pillars were develop during the Cold War and are they still relevant today in their original framework? 

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