IR-7 - (e.g., NAFTA, the Kyoto Protocol) -Public or...

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Lecture 7: Diplomacy •Definition •Successes: -U.S.-Soviet arms control agreements during the Cold War -Chinese-U.S. common front against the Soviet Union -Obama and Iran’s nuclear programs (possibly) •Two forms: –Permanent diplomatic missions –Conference diplomacy A. Permanent Diplomatic Missions -Embassies, staff -Special status of diplomats: Vienna Convention of 1961 -Functions of diplomats: -Shape government policies -Negotiations -Information-gathering -Public relations B. Conference diplomacy -Bilateral (e.g., U.S.-Soviet arms control agreements) and multilateral
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Unformatted text preview: (e.g., NAFTA, the Kyoto Protocol) -Public or secret?: Case for public diplomacy : WWI and the binding alliance commitments made without democratic oversight. Case against public diplomacy : Transparency might restrict diplomats’ freedom of action and inhibit search for controversial compromise proposals.-Purposes other than seeking agreement:-To satisfy domestic opposition-To influence a third party-To gather intelligence and information on counterpart-To buy time in a crisis...
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