November 16, 2021

Program Lead Melissa Conley Tyler on the importance of diplomacy

Australia has not just had a ‘diplomacy fail’ – it has been devaluing the profession for decades

AP4D Program Lead Melissa Conley Tyler writes for The Conversation on the vital role that well-resourced diplomacy plays in advancing Australia's national interests.

If there’s one key diplomatic skill, it is perspective-taking: being able to see the world as others see it. Most other countries don’t share our viewpoint and don’t care about our interests. If we want to understand and communicate with them, we need to enter imaginatively into their worldview.
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