Refined Diplomacy for the Global Order Restoration; Lessons from the Russia-Ukraine War

  • Mary Grace Wedel
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  • Mary Grace Wedel

    Pursuing PhD at Lyceum of The Philippines University, Philippines.

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Diplomacy in the 21st-century is experiencing radical and unprecedented changes that necessitate a fundamental reorientation and refinement. Besides the Russo-Ukrainian war, the world continues to experience limitless threats and tensions that could arise due to territorial disputes, civil wars, and terrorism. Increasing technological power, populist parties, movements, and power competition have threatened diplomacy. There are huge concerns if existing diplomatic encounters will be able to sustain the global order today and in the future. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has reignited arguments about diplomacy's strengths and weaknesses, as well as the necessity to close gaps in order to protect future generations from the calamities of war. In the case of Russia and Ukraine, a decade of sanctions, threats, isolation, and negotiations has failed to mediate or remedy the situation, raising new questions about the value of diplomacy. Significant gaps exist in current diplomatic practice, which has created a need for more complex solutions that can accommodate evolving geopolitical policies and help attain a new global order. While it is true that diplomacy cannot be completely eliminated, this article proposes the concept of "refined diplomacy," which focuses on filling in the gaps in current diplomatic approaches in order to secure long-term peace and sovereignty for all nations. The Russo-Ukraine war needs to be the last war and a bridge to unite the West with the rest of the world. Global communities must also link to reform diplomacy to work more effectively and efficiently.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 5, Page 374 - 388


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