Effective diplomacy remains fundamental to the conduct of international relations in the twenty-first century, as we seek to define and manage a challenging new world order peacefully. New Perspectives on Diplomacy examines the implications of the shifting international landscape upon how states interact with one another. Reflecting on the significant changes to the system of states over the past 50 years, including the end of the Cold War, the rise of transnational networks, challenges to borders, growth in national populism and the increasing difficulties presented to diplomats by radical transparency, the first volume presents the global context against which contemporary diplomacy is conducted.
Professor Jack Spence OBE retired from the Department of War Studies in 2020 after more than 20 years. He held a variety of senior posts throughout his distinguished career, including serving as Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Leicester, Director of Studies at Chatham House and Academic Adviser to The Royal College of Defence Studies. He was awarded an OBE in 2002 for teaching services to the UK Ministry of Defence.
Dr Alastair Masser is Director of Global Programmes at the Legatum Institute in London. Prior to joining the Institute, he spent almost a decade in politics serving latterly as a Special Adviser in two posts under David Cameron. Alastair is an alumnus of the US State Department's International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) and has taught at the Ministry of Defence's Joint Services Command Staff College (JSCSC) at Shrivenham.
Dr Claire Yorke is a Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at International Security Studies and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. In 2014, she was a member of the NATO and Atlantic Council Young Leaders Working Group, reporting to the NATO Secretary General. Prior to academia she worked at the Royal Institute of International Affairs and in the UK Parliament.[by back cover]