The 21st Century Diplomacy of Developing Countries: a Case Study of Kenyan Diplomat, 2000-2010
Mwangi, Lydia W
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The changing trends in diplomacy are an interesting area in international relations that have brought about new opportunities for countries across the globe to grow and thrive. Developing countries should get versed with these new trends so that they can actively participate and derive maximum gains that have been made available by these new trends. They should invest wisely not only in the infrastructure that will enhance delivery of results but only in the conduit to the process, the diplomat. It is time that these countries appreciated diplomacy as a business venture that should bring in gains depending on the investment made. This study becomes relevant in clearly spelling out the role that diplomacy plays in promoting a country's relations with others. and therefore the role that the diplomat plays in positioning his/her country at an advantageous point. This can only be possible by adequately equipping the diplomat through training and exposure so that he/she can rise to the occasion. Further, efforts should be made in professionalising diplomacy as this would result in success during negotiations with other countries; both bilateral and multilateral.