"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Diplomat's Daily Quotable- M
Mediation, perils of: "It is better to mediate between enemies than between friends, for one of the friends is sure to become an enemy and one of the enemies a friend." -Bias, 550 B.C.