Diplomacy After the Procedure. Why Foreign Policy Will Require Figures of a Special Kind
What is the role of diplomacy in the crucial moments of international politics? As a rule, diplomacy gives way to the individual ability of leaders to objectively assess the balance of power and make decisions on the basis of such assessments. Filled with nostalgia, we look at the 19th century or the second half of the Cold War era as the triumph of diplomatic art. But this was nothing more than the result of the greatest stability ever in relations between the key powers, which rested on the order recognized by all. But the foundation of this order began to crumble due to the evolution of its constituent living organisms—states, and then even the most advanced diplomatic skills faced insurmountable difficulties.