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Multi-track, public, and integrative diplomacy

For over two decades, a system of layered-to-networked “multi-track” diplomacy has been evolving. The Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (http://imtd.org/index.php/about/84-about/131-what-is-multi-track-diplomacy) has been at the center of this important effort, pursuing nine tracks, including peacebuilding through diplomacy between governments and global publics to peacebuilding through media organizations. As I review your first batches of blog posts and peruse the latest issue of IMTD’s online journal (http://www.conflictperspectives.imtd.org/), it strikes me that our frame for global and comparative public diplomacy should include multi-track diplomacy. This system reflects the diversity of diplomacy’s public dimension as well as the increasingly integrative nature of international diplomacy overall.