Being “Good” at Diplomacy



Is there such a thing as being “good” at diplomacy? And other than breaking into war, what does “bad” diplomatic practice look like? Apparently, there are plenty of evidence to showcase this, especially through practice.

In this special podcast, Talyn Rahman-Figueroa (CEO) has an open conversation about the practices of diplomacy with Dr Paul Clark, Acting Chair of Grassroot Diplomat who 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:


  • An honest conversation about what a good versus bad diplomat looks like when working outside one’s country

  • What happens when diplomats do not deviate from the script?

  • A look into how diplomats tend to stick to the foreign capital and its impact on foreign engagements

  • Bad diplomats do exist and so do good diplomats who know how to work with various people