We introduce strategic narratives as a framework to understand what is at stake in internation- al affairs. Attention to strategic narrative allows foreign policymakers to articulate their own intentions and interpret the intentions of others in a way that helps identify areas of potential cooperation. At a time of increasing global crisis and fragility, it is incumbent on foreign poli- cymakers to grab this opportunity with both hands. One tool for doing this is digital diploma- cy. We illustrate our argument through case studies of the Iran nuclear negotiations, Russia’s disruptive relations with the West, and an analysis of identity narratives in alliance settings.
|Translated title of the contribution||Strategic Narrative: 21st Century Diplomatic Statecraft|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Revista Mexicana de Política Exterior|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2018|