The past few posts have focused on the potential role of diplomacy in addressing the complex challenges of counterinsurgency.
Can non-violent approaches to conflict resolution make a difference?
Yes, but it is unlikely that contribution cannot be fully realized under present circumstances.
It is not just that the diplomatic business model has not responded adequately to the challenges of globalization – it hasn’t – or that foreign ministries are underfunded, hierarchic and risk-averse – they are. These features compound the problem, but it is the particular difficulties in the field that define it.