Chapter 1

Diplomacy through the Ages 

Raymond Cohen

This chapter presents the "big picture," tracing the history of diplomacy from the earliest times. It shows how some of the major tools of diplomacy already existed in rudimentary form thousands of years ago, and evolved very gradually in response to changing needs. By taking the long view, we place modern-day diplomacy in perspective, suggesting that some recent "innovations" are less revolutionary than we sometimes think.

Glossary exercises

Takeā€“home messages

Answering the book's "big" questions



Case studies

Counterfactual reasoning exercises

Guide to further reading

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