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  Diplomacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diplomacy is the art and practice of conducting negotiations between accredited persons (the diploma of the diplomat) representing groups or nations.
Modern diplomacy's origins are often traced to the states of Northern Italy in the early Renaissance, with the first embassies being established in the thirteenth century.
Track II diplomacy is a specific kind of informal diplomacy, in which non-officials (academic scholars, retired civil and military officials, public figures, social activists) engage in dialogue, with the aim of conflict resolution, or confidence-building.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Diplomacy   (2535 words)

 Diplomacy (game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diplomacy was the first commercially published game to be played by mail; only chess, which is in the public domain, saw significant postal play earlier.
Diplomacy differs from most war games in several ways: All units move simultaneously, with players writing down their moves during a negotiation period, and all moves are revealed and put into effect simultaneously.
Diplomacy is sometimes played in high school history classes because of its realistic emulation of events and diplomacy between nations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Diplomacy_(game)   (2904 words)

 Diplomacy as an Instrument of Good Governance
One hundred years ago the question of the future of diplomacy was raised as a result of technological progress - the invention of the radio and telegraph and the intervention of public into the domain of foreign policy.
The functioning of diplomacy is influenced by a complicated combination of different interrelated factors and I would like to start with a brief analysis of their impact on the evolution of diplomacy.
I deeply believe that the flexibility, which was always the trademark of diplomacy, provides the hope that diplomacy will not only adapt to new challenges but will also be helpful both for states and other new actors on the international scene, in their efforts to create a better world for the XXI century.
conf.diplomacy.edu /conf/petrovsky.htm   (4205 words)

 DP: Welcome to The Pouch!
Diplomacy has been called "the chameleon game" because it is uniquely "variantizable" -- that is, from the basic ruleset any number of new "variant games" have been and can be invented.
Diplomacy has been played person-to-person over a gameboard since its invention, and a number of tournaments (including annually-scheduled national and world championships) are held regularly for the so-called face-to-face player.
Diplomacy offers a totally chanceless (there are no dice to roll, no tables to consult, no random events to deal with) competition of wits and wiles.
www.diplom.org /Welcome.html   (1214 words)

 Diplomacy for PC Review - PC Diplomacy Review
Diplomacy's order system is a bit confusing at first, because you have to learn to not only plot your own moves, but also juggle multiple negotiations with other countries so that you can plot out those proposed moves.
Considering that the entire point of Diplomacy is the idea that you're wheeling and dealing with a cunning opponent and weighing how much you can trust him or her, having an AI that doesn't emulate any kind of real human being just doesn't make sense.
Diplomacy also suffers from some annoyingly long load times, which is surprising for a game that takes up a fraction of the disk space of other, modern games.
www.gamespot.com /pc/strategy/diplomacy2005/review.html   (1111 words)

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More broadly, however, diplomacy often involves efforts to keep channels of communication open between different sides of a dispute in the hopes that tension can be diffused and violence averted.
Modern diplomacy is in many ways more complicated with intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved and the globalization of communication and transportation opening up new avenues for the conduct of diplomacy and helped new participants get involved.
George defines coercive diplomacy as the purposeful combination of threats and diplomacy aimed at persuad[ing] an opponent to stop or undo his effort to alter a status quo situation that itself endangers the peace or "already involves naked military aggression" (p.
www.beyondintractability.org /m/Diplomacy--Intro.jsp   (2850 words)

 Amazon.com: Diplomacy: Books: Henry Kissinger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
European) diplomacy, from the Peace of Westphalia to the fall of the Soviet Union (it was originally published in 1994, and hence is out of date, though two areas Kissinger predicted as being important have mainfested themselves-fundamentalist Islam and China).
His thesis or perspective throughout is that international relations and diplomacy are in equilibrium when all nations strive to address properly their national interest and balance that against the national interest of their adversaries (this intepretation of international relations has often been called realism).
Henry Kissinger's diplomacy is one of the greatest book of the 20th centurie, but you need to be warned of one thing: it is a book which express a point of view, and it does very good, it is not linked in cientific discurs or anything that resembles "neutrality" in the ideas.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671510991?v=glance   (1881 words)

 Boomtown - PC
Diplomacy is a fitting title for the game, since you have to negotiate to achieve results.
Diplomacy will be sent to distribution after the beta test has ended in august and is set for a fall release.
Diplomacy is – just like Chess – a game you can pull out and play again and again for as long as you want, without losing the excitement.
pc.boomtown.net /en_uk/articles/art.view.php?id=8583   (1211 words)

 Topical Words: Diplomacy
The West seems to have avoided a further unpleasant military conflict with Iraq by means that were said by some commentators to have been “a triumph for diplomacy”.
As you may guess from that quotation, at first diplomacy was an unflattering word, echoing Sir Henry Wotton’s disdainful contention that “An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for the good of his country”.
Even in more modern times diplomacy has continued to have a bad press: the Encyclopaedia Britannia remarked in 1870 that “What we know of diplomacy was long regarded...
www.worldwidewords.org /topicalwords/tw-dip1.htm   (520 words)

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Diplomacy is a boardgame of strategy and intrigue for seven players, where random chance plays no role.
Available at http://www.amazon.com discusses the boardgame Diplomacy, and how the Diplomatic tactics and strategies which are common in the game relate to the Diplomacy used in the real world by various nations, especially the major European powers of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Diplomacy basically consists of a simple set of rules for adjudicating moves and a map on which to play.
www.diplomacy-archive.com /FAQ   (3022 words)

 Vanguard Silky Venom - Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Fansite - Vanguard at E3: Diplomacy
Diplomacy in Vanguard takes place through parley — a sort of mock combat in which the player uses his diplomacy abilities and the NPC “defends” against them.
Sigil also demonstrated a diplomacy buff, swagger, that increased the amount of persuasion in the caster’s pool (and had a spectacular, Elvis-esque animation that is *not* to be missed).
The diplomacy sphere is one of the most distinguishing features of Vanguard and goes a long way toward heralding the beginning of the third generation of MMOs.
www.silkyvenom.com /forums/showthread.php?t=556   (1283 words)

 AVault | PC | Diplomacy Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Their latest effort to bring the tabletop experience to the PC is based on Avalon Hill's renowned "Diplomacy." Developed by Meyer-Glass Interactive in cooperation with Microprose, Diplomacy takes elements of strategy and military conquest games like "Axis and Allies" and "Risk," and combines them with strong components of diplomacy.
"Diplomacy" the board game must have more than a hundred variations, and because of these variables, Microprose decided to limit their computer iteration and only offer a few versions.
Defining the rules and parameters of Diplomacy was a fairly easy task for Microprose--all they needed to do was decide which variations of the board game would be available to the computer player.
www.avault.com /reviews/review_temp.asp?game=diplomacy   (729 words)

 Cultural Diplomacy
The impact of culture on the conduct of modern diplomacy is unquestionable.
Culture is utilised actively in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy to foster intercultural understanding and meaningful dialogue between nations.
Some of the topics dealt with during the workshops include: the centrality of cultural diplomacy, assisting culture in the developing world, trust and equality, preserving cultural diversity, the limits of business and the place of government and the role of the Internet on communications among cultures.
textus.diplomacy.edu /textusBin/BViewers/oview/culturaldiplomacy/oview.asp   (499 words)

Diplomacy is, however, strategically simple by comparison to classic games like Chess and Go.
The Diplomacy player who fails, in fact, may learn even through his failure -- may learn that this kind of occupation, these sorts of skills, are not for him.
Still, standard Diplomacy is so well entrenched that a change to the basic board to rectify this problem would only be adopted if it were sponsored by Calhammer himself, an unlikely eventuality.
www.costik.com /dippy.html   (1268 words)

 Public Diplomacy - SourceWatch
The term was popularized in the 1970s with the creation of the now defunct "Office of Public Diplomacy for Latin America and the Caribbean." The OPD, at the behest of top White House Officials, sought to demonize the Nicaraguan Sandinistas and provide cover for the secret CIA war against them.
Public diplomacy seeks to change attitudes about the U.S. and U.S. actions by "telling the story" of the U.S. better and by promoting "Brand USA." Many doubts its actual potential for success since U.S. foreign policy, which is most often cited as the reason for anti-U.S. sentiment, remains unchallenged and unchanged.
Public Diplomacy Office, Romania (http://www.usembassy.ro/USEmbassy/IRC.htm), known to the public as The Press and Culture Section of the United States Mission to Romania, is the office in Bucharest of the International Information Programs (IIP) of the U.S. Department of State.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Public_Diplomacy   (1275 words)

 Diplomacy :: d20srd.org
A rushed Diplomacy check can be made as a full-round action, but you take a -10 penalty on the check.
Even if the initial Diplomacy check succeeds, the other character can be persuaded only so far, and a retry may do more harm than good.
Use the table below to determine the effectiveness of Diplomacy checks (or Charisma checks) made to influence the attitude of a nonplayer character, or wild empathy checks made to influence the attitude of an animal or magical beast.
www.d20srd.org /srd/skills/diplomacy.htm   (308 words)

 IGN: Diplomacy Review
Six years ago, Hasbro released a PC version of Diplomacy that was uninspired, managing to reproduce the mechanics of the game without ever really capturing the essence of human interactions that separate Diplomacy from more mechanical games like chess or checkers.
For a PC version of Diplomacy to succeed, it needs to present either a solid AI or a slick multiplayer interface.
Diplomacy is a game of decisions rather than dice, so the psychological elements are key to recreating the experience.
pc.ign.com /articles/667/667864p1.html   (787 words)

 Disaster Diplomacy Proposals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In particular, I think that disaster diplomacy between two or more countries facing a common threat is different from a situation in which one country is the receiver and the other one the donor.
Consider a situation in which the rapprochement between countries is encouraged by disaster diplomacy as a result of a common threat, like the southern Africa droughts.
The case of disaster diplomacy between two countries subsequent to a disaster in one of the two countries would mean that a humanitarian crisis is used for political purposes that have nothing to do with the disaster.
www.disasterdiplomacy.org /proposals.html   (4296 words)

 The Wargamer - PC Game Preview: Diplomacy First Impressions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In a bid to attract the emerging generation of strategy gamers, Paradox Interactive is reissuing a computer version of Hasbro/Avalon Hill’s Diplomacy.
For those who’ve not had the pleasure of being “stabbed in the back,” or labor under the misapprehension that Steve Jackson’s Munchkin card game pioneered the concept, Diplomacy was designed by Alan Calhamer in 1954 and has pretty much been in constant play around the world since.
Diplomacy is a seven-sided game of negotiation wherein each player controls a major European power prior to the outbreak of the Great War.
www.wargamer.com /reviews/diplomacy_firstimpressions   (371 words)

 Norwegian Diplomacy Association: 1975-2001
The earliest recollections of Diplomacy in Norway, we have from Geir Aaslid:
Among other things, we played Kingmaker, Diplomacy (the English edition by Gibson Games) and D&D. It was difficult to gather as many as 7 since the gaming community was very small (three of us often played 2 powers each, keeping Italy neutral).
The Norwegian Diplomacy Association (NDA) was founded at a meeting during ARCON in June.
www.diplomacy.no /ressurs/enghist.htm   (4943 words)

 dollar diplomacy - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about dollar diplomacy
Dollar diplomacy sometimes resulted in US military intervention (such as marines in Nicaragua 1912–25) to prop up client regimes.
The term is particularly associated with the presidency of William Taft.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /dollar+diplomacy   (155 words)

 SNS Press: Seeking New Solutions for Diplomacy
In this context, a new approach to diplomacy as a guiding force is essential.
It reveals how diplomacy can replace ideology, partisan politics, and nationalism as the political framework in a world which maintains diversity while working for a common purpose.
The emphasis in World Diplomacy is that the choices made by individuals and governments in the next few years will decide how humanity will be able to live on this planet beyond the twentieth century.
www.snspress.com /pages/Diplomacy_home.htm   (167 words)

 Public diplomacy -- what it is and is not
These are but a few of the various activities with which the practitioners of public diplomacy become involved, but they demonstrate the scope and variety of modern public diplomacy.
Public diplomacy seeks to promote the national interest and the national security of the United States through understanding, informing, and influencing foreign publics and broadening dialogue between American citizens and institutions and their counterparts abroad.
In traditional diplomacy, U.S. Embassy officials represent the U.S. Government in a host country primarily by maintaining relations and conducting official USG business with the officials of the host government whereas public diplomacy primarily engages many diverse non-government elements of a society.
www.publicdiplomacy.org /1.htm   (1096 words)

 Diplomacy: Review -- Strategy Informer
The game brand of Diplomacy goes back to the board game of the 1950s, and this adaption of that classic is faithful to it.
For an area to change sides, it must be controlled in the build phase of the fall turn, there being four turns per year.
The diplomacy aspect of the game is in making deals to support the other players or have them support you in a case by case basis.
www.strategyinformer.com /pc/diplomacy/review.html   (914 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Diplomacy: Toys & Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"Diplomacy" is a superb educational game that teaches politics, strategy and tactics.
The game is won with diplomacy, your negotiations with other players, and your skill as a commander.
Diplomacy is a really excellent strategy board game best played with 7 players.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00009W9JK   (508 words)

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