- Consular relations — Consulates — Diplomatic relations — Diplomatic protection — Governments
This chapter offers some practical advice for diplomats, especially in taking advantage of the society and technology available to them in modern times. It lays out the ideal characteristics that a diplomat ought to embody in order to carry out their tasks efficiently and with respect to the institutions that they are working with. In this vein, the chapter elaborates on a classic statement on the ideal diplomat—‘the Nicolson test’. Hereafter the chapter proffers more specific advice for engaging the advantages and challenges of modern diplomacy. It looks into such topics as multilateral diplomacy, the problems of protocol and precedence, conduct in public occasions, and internal differences.