The Unites States used to use law enforcement to aggressively target North Korea illicit activities - counterfeiting U.S. currency, drug-running, counterfeit cigarettes and pharmaceuticals - until diplomacy gutted those efforts. The effort should be reinvigorated.
Iran has little capacity to deploy force. Its strategic doctrines are defensive, designed to deter invasion long enough for diplomacy to set it.
Part of diplomacy is to open different definitions of self-interest.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
One of my goals upon becoming Secretary of State was to take diplomacy out of capitals, out of government offices, into the media, into the streets of countries.
There is nothing fast or easy about diplomacy. I have no illusions about that.
Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.
Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died.
Diplomacy is really far less important than the stock movements within Russia.
Nobody's ever said that pins are a tool of diplomacy.
Diplomacy is important, extremely important, and I don't think these reductions at the State Department are appropriate because many times diplomacy is a lot more effective - and cert cheaper - than military engagement.
Camus believed in dialogue and diplomacy, and enlisted his work as a philosopher to the need to find nonviolent solutions, whereas Sartre called for violent conflicts and justified terror.
As fiscal constraints impinge on defence and diplomacy, governments find themselves increasingly homebound, even if diplomats happily travel to summits.
There are no military solutions - dialogue and diplomacy are the only guarantee of lasting peace.
The world of high-stakes international diplomacy can be rough and tumble, but it's more often than not a procession of suits and summits, protocol sessions and photo ops.