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Shaun Riordan asks, "As U.S. hegemony declines and a more genuinely multipolar world system emerges, will alternative approaches to diplomacy and global governance also emerge?"

September 4, 2017

Shaun Riordan revisits his earlier blog post and attempts to quantify what qualifies as diplomatic behavior.

The G20 Summit

Shaun Riordan discusses how the importance of the G20 summit goes beyond its communique.

Diplomacy in Scrabble Tiles

Shaun Riordan on how creating more subsets of diplomacy can lead to confusion about what diplomacy actually is.

Chess board

Digital diplomacy involves more than simply social media, argues Shaun Riordan.

Israel Flag Omagh, by Kenneth Allen

As evidenced by the Masot case, the distinctions between acceptable and non-acceptable diplomatic practices are blurring.

Donald Trump

Shaun Riordan on the Trump victory.

Home Secretary Theresa May, by DFID

What can Theresa May learn from Mao Zedong?

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