Essay on Diplomacy At Work

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Diplomacy at Work

     In today's world political society, the use of diplomacy is a tool that allows countries to work out their differences in an attempt to avoid war.
Diplomacy is often one of the last steps taken by two nations before a war begins or even during a war to stop a conflict. A terrific example of diplomacy and when it is used, is the controversy between the Israelis and the
Palestinians in the Mideast. These two countries have been at arms for years and have just recently used diplomacy as a tool to settle their differences.
Basically, diplomacy is a function of national power. This view was stated by Hans J. Morgenthau and supported in his essay, The Future of Diplomacy.
Diplomacy, in the eyes
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Without one of these components it is believed by Morgenthau that the diplomacy system would fail; thus, not solving the problem of the two countries in its entirety.
An excellent example of diplomacy between nations is that of the
Palestinian and Israeli nations. The leaders of the these two nations, Yasir
Arafat (Palestine) and Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel), have resorted to diplomacy to solve their nations differences. Each of the concepts in
Morgenthau's theory were used to make peace between the two conflicting nations.
First of all, the leaders of both nations recognized the long lived problem that they each faced. They came to the conclusion that peace must be made between the two nations in order for them to live in harmony. Each of the nations also acknowledged the capability and willingness of the opposing nation to go to war.
This is because they had fought for many years before; thus, it was more than clear that war was not a boundary that the nations were fearful of. Secondly, each country assessed the needs of the other country. For instance, the
Netanyahu government will allow 50,000 Palestinian workers to obtain workers permits. This is an increase of 13,000 permits from 37,000 permits. Also,
Israel will allow the opening of a Palestinian airport in the Gaza, but the
Palestinians allowed the Israelis to maintain security and inspection rights.
Although these are just two areas were compromise

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