INTO INDIA wishes you all a peaceful, prosperous, safe and healthy new year for 2022. This is our last post for this year.
The question for next year is how will we all get on better than we did in 2021?
I hope we will see “smart diplomacy” dominate next year – this is the kind of diplomacy that works with cultural and cross border differences. It is not insulting and does not force the other country into an aggressive response. It takes into account major global shared challenges such as climate change, Industry 4 and the continuing pandemic.
It is “smart” to talk to other countries in a way which allows them to make their own positive contribution to the debate – does not corner them into hostility.
Australia has done some “smart” diplomacy things this year – such as using former Prime Minister Abbott as a special envoy, a move well received in Asia.
Hoping countries will all be a lot smarter in 2022.
It would make it a good year for all of us.