Public diplomacy is something I love and I think, something I practice, but not in the way I ever thought I would. Today’s Globe and Mail article on Allan Gotlieb provided a beautiful snapshot of why I enjoy it so much. (Emphasis is my own.)
He said foreign policy is all about nuances; it’s never about breakthroughs because breakthroughs never happen – an observation he attributed to Henry Kissinger.
“The nuances you’ve got to get,” Mr. Gotlieb said, “and the more complicated that issues are, the more you need to be aware of the nuances. This is why knowledge and familiarity are so important.