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Naked Diplomacy : Power and Statecraft in the Digital Age
A book that explains how power works and why diplomacy matters more than ever in our digital age.
Who will be in charge of the 21st century? Governments? Google? And how do we influence the future?
In the next 100 years, the world will need to deal with the same amount of social development witnessed in the last 43 centuries – from the rebirth of the city state, the battle for new energy, disappearing borders, the desire of the world’s people to move to developed nations.
Naked Diplomacy is written by a former ambassador – the youngest appointed for 200 years. He explores the core principles of a progressive 21st century foreign policy: how to balance interventionism and national interest, use global governance to achieve national objectives and sets out an agenda for representative international systems. Fletcher discusses smart power, soft power and the new interventionism alongside lessons from history from the most notorious leaders and diplomats across the world – Talleyrand, Kissinger, Mandela and the Kennedys included.
Offering real-world examples of how diplomacy continues to have a significant impact on people's lives, and why it will continue to do so, the question at the heart of this book for all those in power is: Who do you represent? How can you do it better. Naked Diplomacy provides the answers.