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Grassroot Diplomat Talks

Managing Competing National Interests

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EPISODE #28

Synopsis

What is national interest and does it serve the people or the government?

In this special podcast, Talyn Rahman-Figueroa (CEO) has an open conversation with Dr Paul Clark, Acting Chair of Grassroot Diplomat, about the tricky balancing act diplomats and politicians have to play in managing conflicts of interests, and national interests. Dr Clark served as a British politician and government minister for 18 years.

Grassroot Diplomat Talks is the monthly podcast produced by Grassroot Diplomat, discussing the practices of diplomacy and international relations in today's modern world. Further information can be found on: www.grassrootdiplomat.org

SHOW NOTES

  • A look into how government ministers balance national interests and conflict of interest when running a country

  • How to ensure national interest is working the way it should be

  • How to work your national interest when the interest of other countries makes more practical sense

  • How to work with countries who do not agree with your approach

  • How to collaborate with countries whose values and way of life is completely different

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