Where Have all the Diplomats Gone?

President Trump’s style, which embraces the trend against being “politically correct”, has turned – either accidentally or purposefully  – against diplomacy.  Without diplomacy in President Trump’s office, there is little hope of good relations with North Korea or any country that doesn’t submit to being treated like out of line fifth year students.
The art of diplomacy is practised by Embassys throughout the world, but it’s China that has stepped into the breach during this latest trouble between Trump and Kim Jong Un.   Having coached Chinese interpreters at the embassy in London, who are specialising in diplomacy, I am not surprised.  The importance of good vocal communication that allows both sides to keep face while discussing matters that could easily escalate out of control,  makes life safer for all of us.

Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping
Kim Jong-Un
Kim Jong-Un
Donald Trump
Donald Trump