Values-Derived Diplomacy the Basis for Indian Foreign Policy towards South and Southeast Asia

The approach of Indian foreign policy towards the neighbouring countries labelled as the South or Southeast Asian nations shows a great deal of proper respect for the traditions and values of those neighbouring lands, reflecting the core sentiments of tolerance and a non-discriminating attitude towards those who choose to differ with New Delhi in opinion…

Values in Diplomacy

I was much struck by a recent comment by Henry Kissinger in response to a question about his views on Vladimir Putin. Kissinger describes Mr Putin as someone who “comes out of Dostoevsky”. The reference to the great Russian author in an interview about foreign policy motivations highlights the importance of values in diplomacy. Values…